Munich Airport (MUC) Information
(Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
Munich Airport is Germany's second-busiest, handling around 38 million flyers per year. The airport, which was built during the 1980s, is large and modern, and busy year-round. Traffic numbers swell during the annual Oktoberfest in the autumn.
The airport is consistently praised for its services and facilities, having been voted 'Best Airport in Europe' on a number of occasions. It boasts the well-equipped Munich Airport Centre, which has business services and excellent recreational facilities, along with the Visitors' Park.
Services come in from all over Germany and the rest of Europe, as well as from North American and Asian cities. The site accommodates myriad airlines, including Lufthansa, Air Berlin, British Airways, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Of note, many airlines servicing this facility are members of the Star Alliance.
Munich Airport (MUC)
Address: Nordallee 25, D-85356 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Tel: +49 899 7500
The airport is situated 27 km / 17 miles to the north-east of Munich, with Autobahn 92 running right past the facility. There are two busy terminals (1 and 2) - Terminal 2 is for Star Alliance carriers and Terminal 1 is for non-Star Alliance carriers.
Munich Airport Guide
- Banks and bureaux de change in both terminals
- ATMs throughout, including in the Arrivals and Departures areas of both terminals
- Many bistros, restaurants, snack bars and beer bars, such as Burger King, Mangostin and the Adelholzener Bar
- Good shopping at Accessorize, Airport Souvenirs and Picard, as well as duty free options
- Car hire companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt
- Comprehensive business services at the Munich Airport Centre (MAC) and basic facilities in the Departures areas
- Wheelchair-friendly access, disabled persons' toilets and TDD telephones
- Short-term parking near the terminals and almost 20,000 long-stay spaces on the grounds
Autobahn A92 is connected to the airport by a spur and links with the A9, which runs direct to the city itself. You can also get to most points around Munich via the A99 ring road. Despite its size, Munich is easy to navigate by car, with good roads and clear signage. Driving time to the city centre is about 30 minutes.
Autobus Oberbayern runs to the city's Central Train Station (the Munich Hauptbahnhof), while public buses serve nearby towns, including Erding and Salzburg. The Lufthansa Airport Bus runs to the Central Station, as well as the Nordfriedhof subway station. Private shuttle companies serve destinations throughout Munich, while large hotels such as the Sheraton lay on shuttles for their guests.
S-Bahn S1 and S8 (suburban) trains serve the city centre from the airport, stopping at the Central Station. The airport's railway station is located in the basement and travel time to the city is roughly 45 minutes by rail. You can connect with services to destinations countrywide at the stations of Ostbahnhof and the Munich Hauptbahnhof.
Taxis and Limousines
Taxis are numerous and run 24 hours from outside of the Arrivals areas, serving all locations in this part of Bavaria and beyond. Some limousine services have desks in the terminals. Taxis take about 30 minutes to reach the city.