Arrival at the Tegernsee, © Der Tegernsee, Hansi Heckmair

Getting there

The TEGERNSEE holiday region lies on the edge of the Alps in beautiful Upper Bavaria. Only 50 kilometres south of Munich, you’ll find Lake Tegernsee in a broad, sunny valley surrounded by gentle hills and wooded mountains 725 metres above sea level, just waiting for you to enjoy its charm and many leisure activities. Read on to find out how to get here.


From the north: Take the Munich-to-Salzburg autobahn A8 until you reach junction 97 Holzkirchen. Then take the B318/B307 to Lake Tegernsee.
From the south: Either via the Inntal Valley, the Achenpass and the B307 or the Inntal autobahn then the Munich-to-Salzburg autobahn A8 until junction 99 Irschenberg. Parking is available for buses in the five municipalities around Lake Tegernsee.


Mainline trains from throughout Germany and Europe stop in Munich every day. Hourly trains operated by the BRB (Bayerische Regiobahn) will take you straight to Gmund or Tegernsee Town, where you can catch a bus to all the other towns on the lake (free of charge with the Gästekarte visitor ticket and the TegernseeCard) or take a taxi. 

Gmund train station
Wiesser Straße 11
83703 Gmund

Trains operated by the BRB run hourly to Munich and Tegernsee Town. Tickets can be purchased around the clock from the Deutsche Bahn ticket machines.

Tegernsee train station
Bahnhofsplatz 5
83684 Tegernsee
Telephone: +49 8022 937965
Fax: +49 8022 937966

Trains operated by the BRB run hourly to Schaftlach with connecting trains to Munich and Lenggries or to Holzkrichen with connecting trains to Miesbach, Schliersee and Bayerischzell. 

DB/BRB sales office
Office open for ticket sales:
Monday to Friday 05:10 to 21:25 and
Saturday and Sunday 06:15 to 21:25


Munich Airport is about an hour’s drive (90 km) from Lake Tegernsee. There is a regular direct connection with the S-Bahn urban railway to Munich Hauptbahnhof train station. From there, you can either travel by train (operated by the BRB) or take the RVO bus service directly from Munich Hauptbahnhof station.


Once you’ve arrived at your destination by Lake Tegernsee, you won’t need to drive another inch. Public transport in the region is very good and you can easily get from A to B, whether you’re going hiking, to a museum in a neighbouring town or out for an evening meal on the other side of the lake.

Enquire at your accommodation or the local tourist information centre about bus times.

Travel by bus for free 

If you’re staying at a accommodation that participates in the TegernseeCard or GuestCard schemes, you can even use the buses around the lake free of charge. All you need to do is show the bus driver your TegernseeCard or GuestCard when you board the bus.