How to Get from Munich Airport to the City Centre

Munich Airport (MUC), Franz Josef Strauss Flughafen, is Germany’s second busiest airport, after Frankfurt Airport.

Located approximately 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of Munich, the airport is very well connected to the city.

Munich’s excellent public transport system (MVV) consists of train (S-Bahn), subway or underground (U-Bahn), bus, and tram.

By Train

Taking the S-Bahn train might be your best option to get from the airport to city centre. The station is located below the central area that connects terminals 1 and 2.

Lines S1 (blue) and S8 (yellow) run between the airport (München Flughafen) and the city centre. Munich’s main railway station (München Hauptbahnhof) is the final stop, but the lines take different routes. The S1 line runs through the north and west of the city, while the S8 goes through the eastern part of Munich. To reach Marienplatz in the city centre, the S8 line is fastest since it has fewer stops.

Trains run every 10 minutes approximately, and travel time is 40 minutes. A single ticket costs €11.50 (validity zone M-5).

If you’re planning to get around on public transport, consider the Airport-City-Day-Ticket instead, which costs €13, and includes the journey to/from the airport as well as journeys in the city area of Munich (zone M-5). It is valid until 6am the following morning. Group travellers (2 to 5 people) might consider the Group Airport-City-Day-Ticket that costs €24.30. You can buy tickets from ticket machines at the airport and online.

By Bus

Lufthansa Express Bus runs between Munich Airport and the city centre (München Hauptbahnhof) every 15 minutes, and the trip takes about 45 minutes. A single ticket bought online costs €10.50 (€11 from the driver), while the return ticket is €17 (€18 from the driver). Children aged 6-14 pay €5.50 and €11 online (or €6 and €12 from the driver). Bus stops are outside terminals 1 and 2.

By Taxi

Taxis are available outside terminal 1 (exits A to E). A cab ride into Munich costs about €50 (no extra fees for luggage), and takes 35 to 40 minutes.

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