Travelling in and around Munich
Munich has one of the largest transportation networks in/around the city which provides the travellers with fast and effective transportation. Easily accessible from various points via land and air transportation, travelling to/around Munich is very convenient.
Munich houses Germany’s second largest airport “Franz Josef Strauss International Airport”. The airport, located about 30 km from Munich city centre, offers direct connection to city centre. S-Bahn lines S1 and S8 are directly connected to the city centre. A ride from the airports to the city takes around 40 minutes and costs € 9.20 (4 zones) or € 8.80 (8 strips). There is also a scheduled shuttle bus service from the airport to the Munich Central Station (Haubtbahnhof München). A ride from the airport to the station takes around 40 minutes and costs € 10.50 (one way), € 17 (return).
The city’s main railway station is located in the city centre and it is serviced by over 800 long distance and local trains. There is immediate access to urban trains, S-Bahn, metro and bus lines from the station.
With its comprehensive transportation network, travelling within Munich is also very convenient. There are several ways you can choose to move from one spot to another in Munich: U-Bahn (metro), S-Bahn (Suburban trains), trams and buses connect city centre to the other parts of the city.
Transportation network in Munich is divided into zones and the price for per ride changes according to the distance between the departure and destination points. A single ticket costs between € 2.30 (1 zone) and € 9.20 (4 zones and more). Short distance ticket costs € 1.20.
There are also Stripe tickets (which are available for several trips) and day cards you can use for cheaper transportation. Stripe ticket cost (€ 11.00) and day card which is valid for 24 hours costs (€ 5.00). Tickets can be obtained from ticket machines or from one of the 400 plus ticket offices in the MVV area. For further information about timetables and fares you can visit the website: www.mvv-muenchen.de
Cycling is a popular way of transportation among locals in Munich. With well organised cycling paths, cycling in Munich is a convenient and cheap way of transportation. The average daily rate for a standard rental bike is approximately € 13.50. Bike rental is available at the central station (at Radius Tours & Bike Rental) and at several places in the city such as DB Rent GmbH (located on Esswurmstr. 5) Spurwechsel and Stadtführungen (located on Ohlmüllerstrasse 5).