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.

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: 11.09 km Average time: 33.06 min

  • Train/Metro 31.25%
    Train 23.6 min Walking 8.73 min Waiting 7 min Bus 1.6 min Tram 0.67 min Overall average time for 15.47 kms 41.6 min
  • Walking 14.58%
    Walking 26.86 min Bike 7.86 min Other 2.86 min Bus 1.43 min Tram 1.14 min Waiting 0.71 min Overall average time for 3.57 kms 40.86 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 6.25%
    Tram 20 min Walking 6 min Waiting 4.67 min Bus 4.33 min Overall average time for 7.87 kms 35 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 2.08%
    Bus 17 min Train 12 min Waiting 9 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 20 kms 43 min
  • Bike 27.08%
    Bike 19.85 min Walking 0.77 min Waiting 0.23 min Overall average time for 6.14 kms 20.85 min
  • Car 12.5%
    Driving 29.17 min Walking 1.67 min Overall average time for 17.33 kms 30.83 min
  • Motorbike 2.08%
    Motorbike 40 min Overall average time for 35 kms 40 min
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