Travel and Transportation

Getting to Munich

Munich by Plane

Munich Airport (Flughafen München) is located approximately 30 km (19 mi) outside the city. It is connected to the city by the suburban trains S1 and S8. Please click here for further information on tickets and schedules.

Lufthansa also provides a bus service running from the airport to the city center. Detailed information on bus fares and schedules can be found here.

Munich by Train

Most local and long-distance trains arrive at Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof). From there, you may choose from a wide variety of modes of transportation to get to your preferred destination.

Munich by Bus

Several bus services connect Munich to many major cities across Europe. Most long-distance busses arrive at the ZOB Munich (München ZOB), Munich’s central bus terminal. The suburban-train station closest to the ZOB is Hackerbrücke.

Munich by Car

Munich is easily reachable by car as it is connected to several major German highways. However, parking in the city is very limited and usually metered.

If you do come to Munich by car, we suggest you park your at a park-and-ride facility outside the city center and use public transportation to get around.

Getting Around in Munich

The city of Munich boasts a comprehensive public transportation system. This includes the subway (U-Bahn), suburban trains (S-Bahn), streetcars (Tram), and buses. Please follow this link for more information on lines, tickets, and schedules.

If you prefer riding a bike instead, the Deutsche Bahn offers an online bike-rental service, with bikes available all over the city. There is also a large number of bike rentals in Munich.