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