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About Munich Airport

Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport, which is the second biggest airport of Germany, began offering service in 1992. The airport, which was built since the capacity of Munich-Riem Airport was insufficient, offers service as a civil airport. The airport, which is close to the city of Freising of Germany, is located 28 kilometers of Munich, the third biggest city of Germany. Transportation between the airport and city center can be provided by the means of public transportation comfortably. Cargo transportation capacity of the airport, which has a luggage transport system with a modern design, is approximately 160 thousand tons per year. The international airport, which organizes both domestic and international flights, offers flight opportunity to many cities in the world. Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport was declared “Five-Star Airport” by the independent, London-based Skytrax Institute. In addition to this title, the airport was also awarded with the title of the “Best Airport of Europe”.

Getting to the City Center from Munich Airport

Munich Airport is a major international airport welcoming a significant amount of visitors to the city. Once you land at Munich Airport there are several transportation alternatives available to get to the city center. Passengers can get to the city center from Munich Airport by train, bus, taxi, and rental car.

Train

There is a rail system in place that provides transportation directly from Munich Airport to the city center. Trains depart every 10 minutes and provide transportation to the city. The rain is accessible from terminals 1 and 2. The S1 train line provides transportation from Munich Airport to Neufahrn, Moosach, Laim, Munich Hauptbahnhof, Marienplatz and Ostbahnhof and the S8 train line provides transportation from Munich Airport to Ostbahnhof, Isartor, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, Hauptbahnhof, Laim and Pasing and Herrsching. For both lines the total trip from the airport to the furthest point on the line takes about 50 minutes.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from Munich Airport is by taxi. Taxis are easily accessible from both terminals, from both the arrival and departure levels. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi to the city center takes about 40 minutes. For more information on taxi companies that operate from the airport and taxi fares please visit Munich Airport’s website.  

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Munich Airport is by bus. There are many bus routes that provide transportation to the city center and many bus stops at both terminals at the airport. The bus route that you will take to get to the city center from Munich Airport will vary depending on your destination in the city. For detailed information on bus routes and stops please visit Munich Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a very convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from Munich Airport. Renting a car is also a great option for getting around in the city during your trip. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. You can pick up your rental car from the Car Rental Center in the Central Area of the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Buchbinder and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple locations make sure to arrange your vehicle pick up and drop off locations beforehand.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019
Getting to Munich Airport from the City Center

Munich Airport is Germany’s second largest airport after Frankfurt Airport and it is also Europe’s 7th busiest airport and was the 34th busiest airport in the world in 2015. Located about 30 km from the city center Munich Airport is a major international airport operating both domestic and international flights. There are several transportation alternatives available to get to the airport from the city center. The airport is accessible by train, bus, and rental car. Munich Airport also contains indoor and outdoor parking lots that offer short-term or long-term parking options, so driving your personal car is another alternative.  

Train

There is a rail system in place that provides transportation from the city center directly to Munich Airport. Trains depart every 10 minutes and provide transportation to terminals 1 and 2. The S1 train line connects Neufahrn, Moosach, Laim, Munich Hauptbahnhof, Marienplatz and Ostbahnhof with the airport and the S8 train line connects Ostbahnhof, Isartor, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, Hauptbahnhof, Laim and Pasing and Herrsching with the airport. For both lines the total trip from the furthest point on the line to the airport takes about 50 minutes.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to Munich Airport from the city center is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi to Munich Airport from the city center is reasonably priced. Taxis are easily accessible in the city or you can have the hotel you are staying at help arrange one for you.

Bus

Another method of transportation to get to Munich Airport from the city center is by bus. There are many bus routes that you can choose from. The bus route that you will take to get to Munich Airport will vary depending on your location in the city. For detailed information on bus routes and stops please visit Munich Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to Munich Airport. There are various rental car companies located in the city center. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Buchbinder, and Thrifty. You can also return your vehicle at the airport before your departure at the Car Rental Return area. Before heading to the airport we recommend taking a look at the traffic conditions and leaving accordingly.

Airport Information

Located about 30 km from the city center, Munich Airport is a major international airport serving the city. Munich Airport operates both domestic and international flights out of 2 passenger terminals. The airport covers quite a large area and features an inter-terminal shuttle bus to provide passengers with quick transportation between terminals. Terminals are equipped with standard services such as health services, rental car offices, ATMs, a lost and found, lounges, children’s play areas, baby care rooms, a health center, charging stations, Wi-Fi, a pharmacy, meeting rooms, 2 airport hotels, and sleeping cabins. Munich Airport also features special services and amenities such as a visitor’s terrace, events at the Munich Airport Center, children’s entertainment and more.

Munich Airport also contains a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes that offer delicious examples of international cuisine and stores where passengers can do some last minute shopping. Venues where you can go shopping include Accessorize, Airport Souvenirs, United Colors of Benetton, Bobbi Brown, CEDON, Desigual, Duty Free/Travel Value, Gucci, GANT, Jo Malone, Pinko, Victoria’s Secret, and Wolford. Restaurants, cafes, and bars where you can enjoy something to eat or drink include Adelholzener Bar, Alfredo Café Bar, Bagutta Pizza Culture, Bistro Organic, Café Servus, Caviar & FineFood, Coffee Fellows, Langnese Bistro, Mc Donald’s, Segafredo Bar, Starbucks, Subway, and Wiener’s – Der Kaffee.  

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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Which are the alternative airports to Munich Airport?

You can use Augsburg Airport as an alternative to Munich Airport.

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Uzbekistan Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, ITA - Italia Trasporto Aereo, Air Canada, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Qatar Airways, easyJet, SunExpress, Lufthansa Cityline, Air France, Turkish Airlines, AJet, Egyptair, El Al Israel Airlines, Atlantic Express Airline, Pegasus, Kuwait Airways, Air Malta, Air Baltic, LOT Polish Airlines, Air China, British Airways, Tunisair fly to Munich Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Munich Airport?

Air Canada, easyJet organizes direct flights from the cities of Toronto, Edinburgh to Munich Airport.

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