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UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich: Getting there - all information

Munich is the venue for six matches at UEFA EURO 2024. Here you can find out how to get to Munich, the quickest way to the stadium and the fan zone in the Olympic Park and how you can save money on your journey with EURO tickets for rail and local public transport.

Presentation of the branded MVG vehicles
Michael Nagy/Presseamt München

With EURO ticket: discount on train tickets and free local transport

As football fans and guests of the host city of Munich for UEFA EURO 2024, you can benefit from discounts when using environmentally friendly means of transport. As part of the EURO's sustainability goals, you can buy discounted national and international Deutsche Bahn train tickets with your match tickets.

Sustainable travel is also worthwhile for ticket holders within the host city of Munich: With a European Championship ticket, you are entitled to a free 36-hour ticket for the entire MVV public transport network.

More information on the benefits for ticket holders

Entering Germany from abroad

Depending on your country of origin, different documents are required when entering Germany.

Required document: Identity card or passport

Please always have your ID card or passport with you, e.g. for check-in at the hotel or for possible help with ticket problems at the stadium.

Required document: Passport, which must fulfill the following two criteria:

  • Valid for at least 3 months after leaving the EU
  • Issued within the last 10 years

Depending on the country of origin, a visa may be required to enter Germany. A list of countries requiring a visa can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Getting to Munich

ICE train at Munich central station

As a transportation hub in the south of Germany, Munich is well connected to the regional and long-distance rail network. If you have a UEFA EURO 2024 ticket, you can benefit from discounted prices when traveling to and from the venue. Munich is also easily accessible by car or plane thanks to several highways and the international airport.

There are several long-distance connections to and from Munich with the ICE high-speed train. These routes include stops in other UEFA EURO 2024 host cities:

  • Hamburg - Berlin - Leipzig - Munich
  • Dortmund - Cologne - Frankfurt - Munich
  • Stuttgart - Munich

There are direct train connections to other countries between Munich and Paris, Budapest, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Vienna, Bologna and Zurich, among others.

Munich's long-distance bus hub is the central bus station (ZOB) at Hackerbrücke in the immediate vicinity of Munich Central Station.

It is the starting point and destination for numerous long-distance coach connections to major German cities such as Berlin and Hamburg, as well as to other European destinations such as Innsbruck, Prague, Zurich and Zagreb.

Due to the expected increase in traffic on match days and the associated longer travel time, UEFA recommends using the train or long-distance bus instead of the car.

If you are still traveling by car, you can reach Munich...

... coming from the north:

  • on the A9 highway from Berlin/Nuremberg
  • on the A92 highway from Dingolfing/Landshut

... coming from the east:

  • on the A8 highway from the direction of Salzburg/Rosenheim
  • on the A94 highway from the direction of Mühldorf am Inn

... coming from the south:

  • on the A95 highway from the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

... coming from the west:

  • on the A8 highway from Stuttgart/Augsburg
  • on the A96 highway from the direction of Lindau/Memmingen

Munich International Airport “Franz Josef Strauß” is served by more than 140 destinations from Europe and all over the world. The airport is located just under 30 kilometers northeast of Munich.

The transfer from the airport to Munich and back is possible with the S-Bahn lines S1 and S8. The journey from the airport to Marienplatz in the city center takes around 40 to 45 minutes. For local MVV (Münchner Verkehrs-Verbund) tickets on the route from Munich Airport to the main railway station, you must purchase zone M to 5.

Local and long-distance buses and the Lufthansa shuttle bus are also available for transfers between the airport and the city center.

For transfers by cab from the airport to the main railway station, a fixed price of 101 euros applies in both directions. Alternatively, a price per kilometer and taximeter can be selected.

Getting to the Munich Arena

Munich Football Arena in turquoise lighting at sunset
Allianz Arena / Bernd Ducke

The Munich Arena in Fröttmaning in the north of Munich is easiest to reach by public transport. As a ticket holder, you can travel to and from the match on the MVV network free of charge. It is also easy to get to the arena by bike via the Isar cycle path from Freising or Munich city center. We do not recommend traveling by car. Anyone driving to the stadium must book a parking space in advance for a fee. Vehicles without a reservation will be turned away.

The U6 subway line takes around 20 minutes from Marienplatz in Munich's city center to Fröttmaning station, where the Munich Arena is located, with several stops in between. From there, the stadium can be easily reached on foot via the Esplanade.

UEFA advises against traveling to the stadium by car. Those who do travel to the stadium by car must book a parking permit in advance to use the parking garages available at the stadium at a price of 24 euros per match. As the number of parking spaces at the stadium is limited, early booking of parking permits is recommended.

Vehicles without prior registration will be turned away on the day of the match. Parking permits will not be sold at the stadium.

Separate parking spaces will be provided for fans with wheelchair and Easy Access tickets.

The soccer arena can be easily reached by bike from the city center via the Isar cycle path ("Isar-Radweg") across the English Garden. Also from the north from or via Freising.

Bicycle parking spaces are located in the southern area of the esplanade and in the north of the stadium.



Getting to the Fan Zone Munich in the Olympic Park

Visualization of the Fan Zone for UEFA EURO 2024 in Munich's Olympic Park
Fan Zone Olympiapark

The Fan Zone Munich on Hans-Jochen-Vogel-Platz in the Olympic Park is most easily accessible by public transport.

  • Lines U3 or U8 to the Olympiazentrum stop, then approx. 10 minutes on foot

  • Lines 20 and 21 to the Olympiapark West stop, then approx. 5 minutes on foot
  • Line 27 to the Petuelring stop, then approx. 5 minutes on foot

  • Line 144 to the Olympiasee stop
    Line 173 to the Olympia-Eissportzentrum stop
    Lines 177 and 178 to the Petuelring stop

Getting around within Munich

Subway at Münchner Freiheit station
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Munich offers numerous options for sustainable transportation between the stadium, Fan Zone and the city's numerous sights and leisure activities during UEFA EURO 2024:

European Championship ticket holders benefit from a free 36-hour ticket for Munich's public transport network MVV. This includes travel on the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, streetcars and buses.

But even without a ticket for a European Championship match, public transport is the cheapest and most sustainable way to travel quickly and comfortably throughout Munich and the surrounding area.

The zones you pass through during your journey are decisive for the cost of travel. An overview of the zones can be found here. The Deutschlandticket covers all zones of the MVV network.

Tickets can be purchased via the MVV or MVG apps and websites. There are also ticket machines at numerous stations and in buses and streetcars.

Please note: Paper tickets must be validated at the relevant machines at S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations and on streetcars and buses before you start your journey.

With its pedestrian zone in the city center as well as numerous green spaces and parks such as the Olympic Park, English Garden or Hofgarten, Munich is predestined for beautiful walks to explore the city.

Munich has an extensive network of cycle paths. In addition, around 4,200 rental bikes are available at bike stations throughout the city.

The more than 3,300 official cabs can be recognized by their “Taxi” sign on the roof and a serial number on the rear window. A fixed price can be agreed for cab journeys on popular routes such as to the airport when booking by phone or app. Otherwise, the fare is based on the number of kilometers using a taximeter.

There are several e-scooter providers in Munich. It may be forbidden to park e-scooters around the stadium and in the Fan Zone. E-scooters should therefore not be used to get to the match, public viewing or concerts in the Olympic Park.

On behalf of the Department of Education and Sport

This article about the UEFA EURO 2024 in the host city of Munich, one of 10 host cities of the European Football Championship in Germany, was commissioned by the Department of Education and Sport (RBS). The content was coordinated between the RBS and, the official city portal.