|Munich - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Munich
If you are visiting Munich, car ride can be exciting. If you are
in the mood for scenery, hire a car from one of the many good car
hire companies providing excellent service in the city and outside.
The car rides are fairly charged and worth every penny. You can
board a car at specific, clearly marked stops.
If you want to travel by train then you need to board one from Hauptbahnof
station in the west of the city. Munich is served well by train
from other cities, both in Germany and other international cities
including Prague and Vienna.
Before leaving for Germany, you can get complete details about the
German Federal Railroad and the many plans it offers, as well as
information about Eurailpasses, at Rail Europe (tel. 800/848-7245)
If you traveling to Munich by air you will land in Franz-Josef Strauss
Airport which is approximately 30km north of the city. Flights from
most European, and international cities land here. The airport is
connected to the city via the S-Bahn #1 and S-Bahn #8 trains to
Hauptbahnof station and cost anything up to €8 one-way. It
takes about 40 minutes and leaves every 20-minute. Alternatively,
Lufthansa run a shuttle bus to the city, which leaves at 20-minute
intervals, and takes approximately 45min. A one-way trip will cost
you €9 approximately.
Travel by the Europabus, which goes around Bavaria’s Romantic
Road, or by the BEX BerlinLinienBus, which travels daily between
the two cities. Munich is one of the stops on Busabout’s route,
which is very convenient for anybody traveling around Europe this
Traveling by bus is easy and convenient therefore, one can stick
to the U-Bahn, buses, and streetcars, which are useful to suburban
areas too. Your U-Bahn and S-bahn tickets are valid on buses and
Munich has no doubt, marvelous subway system known as the U-Bahn;
it covers the inner city efficiently...and soundlessly. A single
ticket or Einzelkarte, valid for both the U-Bahn and S-Bahn (which
covers the outer suburban areas) costs $1.50. However, as with most
European subways, we suggest purchasing discount passes such as
the 24-hour Tageskarte ticket, which costs $5 or a Mehrfahrkarte
- a strip ticket good for 10 rides at $8.