How to Reach Munich

HOW TO GET TO 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.

HOW TO GET AROUND MUNICH

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.