How to Reach Munich - The Easiest Way to Reach Munich


Munich International Airport  is located just 28.5 km (17.7 miles) northeast of central Munich. It’s easy to travel around Bavaria by train or by road. Car hire companies are plentiful at the airport and in the city. There are a number of coach tours also being offered from the airport to other parts of Bavaria and beyond.

Austria is just on the doorstep of Bavaria and a visit to Munich can easily be combined with a trip to famous resort Berchtesgaden or to Mozart’s birthplace Salzburg, just a short bus journey across the Austrian border. Close to Munich Airport is the old town of Freising, where a train station connects air passengers to other parts of Bavaria. A bus service operates between Freising station and Munich Airport (use MVV line 635) and the journey time is just 20 minutes.

Using the train is excellent for visits to Regensburg, Nuremberg and further afield to Prague, across the Czech border. Munich airport and central Munich are also easily reached by the metro train link (S-Bahn S1 and S8, a 45 minutes journey to Munich main train station).

Munich’s A9 and the A92 motorway (motorway = Autobahn, head toward Deggendorf after the Neufahrn interchange) allows visitors access to the airport.


Munich is a huge city but is well connected via public means of transportation.

  • By Public Transport: The best way to get around Munich is to get on topublic means of transportation such as U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (light-rail), Strassenbahn (trams). They will drop you at most of the attractions in the city.
  • By Taxi: Though taxis in Munich can be expensive, they are still classy and comfortable to roam around. You can get a taxi on the taxi stands in the city, or you can hail a cab on the street if its rooftop light is illuminated.
  • By Bicycle: Since the city is bike friendly, it would be a nice idea to see Munich’s beauty as you ride on your cycle.

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Modes of Transportation in Munich

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Munich. The most preferred mode of transport in Munich is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 12.19 km Average time: 34.9 min

  • Train/Metro 32.86%
    Train 24.26 min Walking 9.3 min Waiting 7.13 min Bus 1.48 min Tram 0.43 min Overall average time for 16.61 kms 42.61 min
  • Walking 15.71%
    Walking 27 min Bike 5 min Driving 2.55 min Tram 2.09 min Other 1.82 min Bus 0.91 min Waiting 0.64 min Overall average time for 4.14 kms 40 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 4.29%
    Tram 20 min Walking 6 min Waiting 4.67 min Bus 4.33 min Overall average time for 7.87 kms 35 min
  • Motorbike 1.43%
    Motorbike 40 min Overall average time for 35 kms 40 min
  • Bike 24.29%
    Bike 21.65 min Walking 0.65 min Waiting 0.18 min Overall average time for 6.64 kms 22.47 min
  • Car 14.29%
    Driving 34 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 20 kms 36 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 2.86%
    Bus 13.5 min Train 6 min Waiting 5.5 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 12.5 kms 28 min

How to Reach Munich from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Unterhaching to Munich 8.43 km 8 mins
Dachau to Munich 21.34 km 21 mins
Neufahrn bei freising to Munich 21.88 km 21 mins
Germering to Munich 23.93 km 23 mins
Berg to Munich 30.98 km 30 mins
Alling to Munich 31.37 km 31 mins
Emmering to Munich 34.43 km 34 mins
Gmund am tegernsee to Munich 45.17 km 45 mins
Königsbrunn to Munich 78.42 km 1 hour 18 mins
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