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How to get to Munich Airport to Munich City

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Munich Airport (MUC) is busy but well organized and it is easy to get to the city from the airport. The airport has two terminals, located just a short walk from each other. Between terminals 1 and 2 is the Central Area where many of the airport services and facilities can be found.

Munich airport

There are information services for arriving passengers in the Central Area (open 24 hours), in Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2. Arriving passengers can also make hotel reservations around the clock at the info desk in the Central Area, on Level 03.

The Lufthansa Airport Bus

The Lufthansa Airport Bus takes passengers from the airport to Munich’s city centre and stops at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). From the railway station you can continue your journey by local or regional trains or by taxi. The trip from the airport to the city centre takes around 40 minutes and the adult fare for a one-way trip is 10,50 €. First buses start just after 6 am and last buses leave the airport before 22 pm. The Airport Bus picks up passengers from outside both airport terminals.

To the City by Train

The airport’s own train stop is a short walking distance away from both terminals 1 and 2. Trains (S-Bahn) leave towards Munich city centre every ten minutes on two different train lines. Train lines S1 and S8 both go to Munich’s main train station but take different routes.

Hotel Shuttle Buses

Some hotels in Munich offer a shuttle bus service from the airport to the hotel and also a pick-up service from the hotel to the airport. Several hotels offer this service so check the details when booking your hotel room.

Taxis and Rental Cars

Several taxi companies operate in Munich. There are taxi stands outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and also in the Central Area on Level E03.  The journey to the city centre takes approximately 45 minutes. If you are planning to rent a car in Munich, international car rental companies with desks at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.

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Venere Travel Blog writer satu rommi

Satu was born in Finland, but moved to London in 1996 and lived there for 10 years working as a journalist. She has spent the last couple of years mostly in India, practicing yoga and travelling.

9 responses to “How to get to Munich Airport to Munich City”

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  1. Kris Mccleery says via Facebook:
    January 18th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I have actually made this trip and its uper easy … trains in Europe are great and people very helpful ! :)

  2. Silvia Fernández says via Facebook:
    January 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    If you fly to Memmingen Airport (Allgäu) you can do it by bus. From both airports is very easy go to Munich. Enjoy the travel, Munich and his people are wonderful. From Muncih you can go to Salzburg, Ammersee, Dachau or Neuschwanstein Casttle (Ludwig II) by train. You can get a Bayern Ticket, very very cheap (5 persons all the day to any place of Bayern by 30 euros)

  3. venere.com says via Facebook:
    January 18th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks so much for this tip Silvia!

  4. Pat Lysaght Higgins says via Facebook:
    January 18th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Flew into Munich Airport in December. Airport is very easy to get around and the train service to the city centre is really good.

  5. Gabriella Mc Quaile Carlone says via Facebook:
    January 19th, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Ashling, guarda se ti puo’ servire

  6. Raymond Han says via Facebook:
    January 19th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Busses, trains and even cabs bring you into the city. S-Bahn station right between T1 and T2, plus Lufthansa Airport Bus just outside T2 (follow the signs on the arrival hall). Have fun! I do, I live here!

  7. Patrick Wools says via Facebook:
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Great to see you using Venere – the best place for reviews. Not sure if including tripadvisor really helps but anyway. So you have to make the side trip to Ludwig’s castle and his parent’s castle. Both amazing. Walt obviously thought so.

  8. Manola Vanin says via Facebook:
    January 20th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Munich Airport is one of the most interesting airport in Europe! I loved the chance to take a coffee completely FREE!

  9. Kenton Alquesta says:
    July 20th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I believe this internet site has got some real wonderful info for everyone :D . “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” by Victor Hugo.


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