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.

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

The capital of Bavaria has an excellent public transport system (MVV), consisting 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 €11.60 (4 zones). If you’re planning to get around on public transport, consider the daily ticket instead, which costs €13, and is valid until 6am the following morning. Group travellers (2 to 5 people) might consider the Group Day Ticket that costs €29.60.

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 costs €10.50 (children aged 6-14 pay €5.50), while the return ticket is €17. 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.