Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF) is a convenient alternative to Bavaria’s crowded airports. In addition to being a gateway for Germany’s most popular city, it is also the home to a less terrestrial business.
Oberpfaffenhofen Airport is located in the municipality of Weßling (Oberpfaffenhofen district), which is just 20 km (12 mi) west-southwest of Munich.
Hours Of Operation
The airport operates from 6:00 until 18:00 from Monday to Friday. It is generally closed on the major holidays and there are no weekend hours.
There are some plans to extend the airport hours to be more accommodating for the millions of tourists that visit Munich each year, including adding weekend hours. Stay tuned!
Oberpfaffenhofen Airport Airlines
Oberpfaffenhofen Airport is only served by a limited number of airlines.
Oberpfaffenhofen Airport Timetables
There is no real-time flight information on Oberpfaffenhofen Airport Web site.
Getting To And From The Oberpfaffenhofen Airport
It is easy and convenient to reach Oberpfaffenhofen Airport using Germany’s exceptional public transport system. It is located just off the A96 autobahn.
There is not a long-distance train station at the airport terminal itself, but it is easy to reach Oberpfaffenhofen Airport via the S-bahn network (from Munich) and public buses.
The Munich S-Bahn stations on line S5, Weßling or Neugilching, will get you to bus #952, which connects directly to the airport terminal.
Again, bus #952 will take you directly to the Oberpfaffenhofen airport terminal from the S-bahn stations of Weßling and Neugilching.
Car / Taxi
Getting here by car is pretty straight forward. Get on the Autobahn A96 (Munich – Lindau) and get off at exit 32, Oberpfaffenhofen. Then simply follow the signs to the airport.
With a navigation system on board, you would simply enter Weßling for the city and Claude-Dornier-Straße for the street.
There are limited shopping opportunities at this small airport.
Food & Drink
There are also limited gastronomic opportunities here at this small airport.
The German Aerospace Center (Dornier) runs their Space Control Center from this Bavarian airport. The Space Control Center has been the headquarters for the Galileo satellite system. There are other research and scientific centers here that monitor atmospheric patterns or work with robotics.
By the way, the German Aerospace Center helped in the Spacelab missions when Ulf Merbold, a physicist and the first West-German astronaut, was aboard the NASA space shuttle in 1983.