Munich’s international airport, “Franz Joseph Strauss” (FJS; airport code MUC), is located approximately 38 kilometres from G&D’s headquarters and the city centre. It is the second-largest airport in Germany and therefore used by many airlines as a destination for non-stop flights.
Fares and availability of flights to Munich will strongly depend on your planned travel dates. It is advisable to check the current trade fairs and holiday calendar provided on this website before planning your trip.
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Unless you have a pick-up arrangement, you can either opt to take a taxi (approx. EUR 70 to the city centre) or use one of the more economical ways to travel to the city:
Lufthansa Airport Bus: This departs every 20 minutes and goes directly to Munich’s central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) in the city centre with just one stop on the way. The trip takes around 30 minutes altogether, depending on traffic. A ticket for one person costs around EUR 10 (single) or EUR 17 (return).
Suburban train (S-Bahn): he airport lines S 1 and S 8 depart alternately every 10 minutes with several stops on the way to the city centre, taking about 40 minutes in total. We advise purchasing an “Airport-City DayTicket”. This is available from ticket machines at the airport and all major suburban train stations. It costs around EUR 12 for one person or EUR 20 for up to 5 people and is valid for unlimited rides on all public transport in Munich (subway, trams, buses, etc.) until 6 a.m. the next day. For comparison purposes: one single trip costs around EUR 10.
Munich’s public transport system (called the MVV) consists of underground (subway) and suburban trains, trams (streetcars) and buses. Tickets are generally valid for the whole network.
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If you are not planning to travel into Munich’s suburbs, we recommend purchasing a day ticket called the “Single-Tageskarte Innenraum” (Single Day Ticket Inner District) for one person at a price of approximately EUR 6 for one day or EUR 15 for three days. If you are not travelling alone, you can save money by purchasing a “Partner-Tageskarte Innenraum” (Partner Day Ticket Inner District) for approximately EUR 11 for one day or EUR 25 for three days (valid for up to 5 people). These tickets are valid for unlimited trips on all public transport for the selected duration. For just one single trip, it is best to buy an “Einzelfahrkarte” for around EUR 2.50.
The “City Tour Card” allows unlimited travel on urban public transport and offers reductions on admission to a lot of Munich’s attractions, such as museums, palaces, art galleries, sightseeing tours, theatres, etc.
Generally, a ticket is not valid until it has been stamped by a machine (mostly blue), usually located on the station platform or on the train or bus itself. Meanwhile, some vending machines (especially on buses and trams) sell tickets that are already validated, in which case it is not advisable to buy them before you actually intend to travel.