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Transportation from Munich Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 7. 9. 2023

Munich Airport is connected to the regional railway and is close to the A92 motorway. In addition to trains, Munich is also served by express buses.

Carrier Travel time Price Frequency Online tickets
S-Bahn S1 46 minutes 13 EUR 20 minutes mvv-muenchen.de
S-Bahn S8 41 minutes 13 EUR 20 minutes mvv-muenchen.de
Lufthansa express bus 50 minutes 11,50 EUR 20 minutes terravision.eu

Train to Munich

For travel to the airport, you'll make the most of the S-Bahn, the fastest and most reliable way to get to the city. Official information can be found at: s-bahn-muenchen.de.

The best way to plan your journey anywhere in Munich is to use the transport company's search engine: mvv-muenchen.de

There are two lines into the city, both of which meet in the city centre and at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), near which the main bus station is also located.

  • S1 (light blue line) - only every second connection goes to the airport and trains with the destination "Freising" will not take you to the airport.
    • Journey time to the main station - 46 minutes
    • Frequency - 20 minutes
    • First connection from the main station - 3:43
    • Last connection from the airport - 0:11
  • S8 (yellow line) - faster connection to the city centre.
    • Travel time to the main station - 41 minutes
    • Frequency - 20 minutes
    • First and last connections - trains run 24/7

S-Bahn tickets

The airport is located in fare zone 5. For up-to-date information on ticket prices, click here: mvv-muenchen.de/tickets-and-fares

Tickets can be bought from the ticket machine at the station entrance, or you can pay by card. Alternatively, you can use the MVV mobile app to buy tickets.

  • 13 EUR - transfer ticket for 3 hours
  • 14,80 EUR - full-day ticket valid until 6:00 a.m. the following day
  • 27,80 EUR - group day ticket for up to 5 people

Tickets are valid for zone M (city centre) and 5 connecting zones. You can use them on all S-Bahn, underground, tram and MVV bus lines.

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Lufthansa Express Bus

An alternative and slightly cheaper connection is provided by the "Lufthansa Airport Bus" via the northern edge of the city to the city centre. The official website of the carrier is: airportbus-muenchen.de

The ticket costs 11,50 EUR, the discounted return is 18,50 EUR and can be purchased online on the Terravision website or from the driver on site. The ticket is only valid on the Lufthansa express bus and cannot be used for other modes of transport.

Buses only stop at the main station and at the northern edge of the city at Schwabing station.

  • Travel time to the main station: 50 minutes
  • Frequency: 20 minutes
  • First connection from the main station - 5:15
  • Last connection from the airport - 22:25

To Freising

Freising, the nearest big city, is attractive because of its railway station, where selected long-distance trains also stop.

Bus number 635 runs directly from the airport to the station. The line runs once every 20 minutes from 4:00 to 0:30 and arrives at the airport after a 20-minute ride.

Tickets can be purchased from the driver at 3,70 EUR or on the MVV mobile app. Pay in as exact a value as possible, the driver often does not have the money to refund larger amounts.

When travelling to Freising also use the train. For 3,70 EUR you can reach Freising station in 10 minutes, trains run once every 60 minutes and you can find out the exact timetable from the German Railways website bahn.de.

You can also find train and bus timetables on the website: mvv-muenchen.de.

From Freising station, trains run to the following destinations:

  • Prague
  • Regensburg
  • Hof
  • Landshut
  • Pilsen
Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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