Munich Airport: Arrivals, landings, public transport

Der Flughafen in München., Foto: Flughafen München GmbH
Foto: Flughafen München GmbH

Munich Airport: Gastronomy, shopping, facts and figures

Munich Airport is the second largest airport in Germany and a central arrival and departure point for tourists. Here's the most important information about "Franz Josef Strauß" Airport.

The most important information about Munich Airport

Der Flughafen München, Foto: Flughafen München GmbH
Foto: Flughafen München GmbH
  • Location: In the so called Erdinger Moos, about 30 kilometers northeast from Munich city center
  • International airport: Yes, Munich is served by numerous airlines from all over the world
  • Designation: IATA-Code: MUC, ICAO code: EDDM
  • Connections: S-Bahn, regional trains to and from eastern Bavaria, express buses, cabs, rental cars
  • Gastronomy: All terminals offer a wide range of culinary delights; the Airbräu restaurant even brews its own beer.
  • Shopping: Numerous stores offer everything from clothing and souvenirs to fine wines.

All information about Munich Airport on the official website

Arrivals, landings and no-barriere access

How do you get to Munich Airport or from there to the city?

S-Bahn am Flughafen, Foto: Uwe Miethe / Deutsche Bahn AG
Foto: Uwe Miethe / Deutsche Bahn AG

Public transportation: Munich Airport is connected to the city center via the S-Bahn lines S1 and S8. Trains run at least every 20 minutes during the day. The journey time varies depending on the line, but you should allow at least 45 minutes to travel from the center to the airport.

There is also an express bus that runs from various stops to the airport, but the travel time is not significantly different from the S-Bahn. A ticket is required for public transportation. Additionally, the airport is also served by regional trains from Regensburg and vice versa.

Taxi (cab)/Travel Service Providers: There are cab stands at the airport, and a ride to the city center costs about 80 euros. Of course, you can also get a cab in downtown Munich without difficulty, for example at the large cab stands at the main train station or at Odeonsplatz. In addition, there are also ride service providers such as Uber in Munich.

Rental cars: You can rent a car at the Munich airport. Car sharing providers such as DriveNow from BMW can also be found at the airport. Attention: For this you need a driving license valid in the EU.

Structure and capacity of the airport

Satellitenterminal Flughafen München, Foto: Flughafen München / Alex Tino Friedel
Foto: Flughafen München / Alex Tino Friedel Satellite building of Terminal 2

Munich Airport has a capacity of approximately 90 aircraft movements per hour and can handle about 53 million passengers per year. There are two parallel runways, each 4,000 meters long and 60 meters wide.

To put it simply, all flights not operated by Lufthansa are handled via Terminal 1. Terminal 2 with its satellite building is used exclusively by the German airline Lufthansa. The main building and the satellite building are connected by a driverless train.

Gastronomy and shopping

Airbräu am Flughafen München, Foto: Flughafen München
Foto: Flughafen München Airbräu

There are numerous culinary options scattered throughout the airport: These range from large fast-food chains to small restaurants or even just the snack bar for a bite on the way to the gate. If you want to try something Bavarian, stop by Airbräu, located on the plaza between the terminals. Not only do they serve Bavarian classics, but they even brew their own beer.

Of course, if you want to spend a few more euros before your flight, you'll also find what you're looking for at Munich Airport: There are numerous classy stores offering chic fashion or jewelry. But of course you will also find duty-free classics such as spirits and the typical souvenirs like cups, mugs or lighters. Attention: When shopping, remember the customs regulations of the country of entry.

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