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Transfer to/from Munich airport (MUC)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Munich airport (MUC)


Munich airport (MUC)
Train - Every 10 minutes, trains from S-Bahn München (Tel +49 892 035 5000) leave for the city centre from the station located between the terminals. Line S1 runs to Ostbahnhof and Munich central station, where you can board services to other locations in the area. Other stops include Neufahrn, Moosach, Laim and Marienplatz. Line S8 links the airport with Johanneskirchen, Ostbahnhof, Isartor, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, Laim and Pasing. Travel time to downtown Munich is 40-45 min.

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Bus - There are numerous services to surrounding cities, with stops in front of the central area. The Luthansa Express Bus (Tel +49 8932 3040) travels to Schwabing Nord and Munich main station every 15 minutes, between 6:30 am and 10:30 pm. Journey time is approximately 45 min. and the fare is €10.50.
In addition, there are direct buses between the airport and the Messe München exhibition center every 20 min. from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets cost €9.00 and the trip takes around 45 min. More information: Tel +49 899 492 0720.
Flixbus (Tel +49 303 0013 7300), Kabbi (Tel +49 9513 9595), MVV (Tel +49 894 142 4344), DB (Tel +49 180 699 6633), Stadtwerke Landshut (Tel +49 800 087 1871), Student Agency (Tel +36 1270 2334), Scharf (Tel +49 812 297 500), INVG (Tel +49 841 9743 9333), Eurolines (Tel +49 699 7194 4833) and Autobusy VKJ (Tel +420 376 311 022) provide transportation to different cities within Germany and neighbouring countries, such as Erding, Erlangen, Freising, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Prague, Schwaig and Wartenberg.

Taxi - Sedans and minibuses available on the Arrivals and Departures levels. Service point on level 3 of Terminal 2. The trip to the city centre takes around 45 minutes and the official operator is IsarFunk Taxizentrale (Tel +49 899 758 5050).

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Latest updates: May 09, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.