Munich Airport (MUC) — Constantly Voted Best In Europe

Munich Airport (MUC) — also known as Munich Franz Josef Strauß Airport — is Germany’s second busiest airport (after Frankfurt Airport). There are two terminals. A third terminal may be built in the future to accommodate more travelers.

Distance

28 km (17 mi) northeast of the Munich city center.

Hours Of Operation

Munich Airport has nonstop service with a 24/7 schedule.

Munich Airport Airlines

Lufthansa and the Star Alliance are the most frequent fliers here.

At least seventy other airlines make stops at this major hub as well. Munich’s official airport site has a full list here…

Munich Airport Time Tables

Here are the links to the current time tables for both arrivals and departures…

Getting To And From The Munich Airport

Munich airport is well-served and easily accessed by public transportation.

Long-Distance Trains

There is no direct stop at the airport for any long-distance trains, just the S-bahn connection. But once you arrive at the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), the rest of Europe is just a train ticket away. Munich Hauptbahnhof offers direct connections to Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and of course, the rest of Germany.

Regional Trains

The S-Bahn train (Metro) is the most efficient way to get to and from the Munich Airport. The S1 and S8 lines connect the airport to Munich’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof). The trip takes about forty-five minutes.

Remember to buy and validate your ticket BEFORE you get on board.

Buses

There are several local buses connecting central Munich and some outlying areas with the airport.

There is also a shuttle service offered by Lufthansa Airlines that will pick you up from a designated bus stop and bring you to the airport (or vice versa). A reservation is necessary for this service.

Shopping

There’s unbelievable shopping at the Munich airport. The weary traveler can find accessories, souvenirs, electronics, perfumes and much more at many of the name-brand shops here, like United Colors of Benetton and The Body Shop.

Food & Drinks

Beer gardens, cafe, food and of course, Starbucks and Burger King can all be found here. The Airbräu Catering service offers a variety of cuisines, from Bavarian to Asian, that will fill you up as you wait for your plane.

Fun Facts

Munich Airport actually offers “behind-the-scenes” airport tours that take you to forty different areas of the airport!

 

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