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Munich Airport Mini Guide
Introducing Munich Airport
Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany servicing nearly 38 million passengers last year. It’s located 18 miles north east of the city which is easily accessed by a variety of methods. There are over 12,000 parking spaces here so you should have no trouble finding one. The outer long term parking areas are serviced by a bus or an S-Bahn route and provide cheaper parking with the shuttle included in the price. The airport was awarded ‘Best European Airport’ five years in succession.
How can I get There?
88 airlines fly into and from Munich, ranging from no-frills airlines such as Air Berlin
to the national carrier Lufthansa who have their second base at the airport. Flights are predominantly scheduled international and domestic.
Onward Travel From the Airport
S-Bahn stations, S1 and S8 take you to the central railway station of Munich with journey times of around 45 minutes. From there, all major destinations in Germany are easily accessed. Bus operator MVV’s service 635 takes you to Freising station which has access to major rail routes. There are many other buses to local and regional destinations from the bus station, found only a few steps from Terminals 1 and 2. A shuttle bus operates between the airport and local hotels but must be pre-booked.
If hiring a car from the airport you’ll find the car hire companies in the Munich Airport Centre located between Terminals 1 and 2. This is also where you would return hire cars after your trip. The airport is incredibly busy at all times and if you don’t want to wait in a long queue at the desks you should send a member of your group through to queue. Continuing your onward journey is easy with access to the Munich ring road via the A92 and the A9, Munich to Deggeldorf motorway.
The public information desk is found in the Munich Airport Centre, Level 3 and deals with airport related enquiries and lost luggage as well as onward travel and accommodation.
What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
Passengers Needing Extra Help
- There are a number of banks and bureaux de change in all the airport’s terminals and ATMs are also found dotted around the airport site.
- Shopping facilities at Munich are first class with over 100 shops selling almost anything you could want; fashion and accessories, souvenirs, books, newspapers and magazines, a supermarket, bakers and the list goes on. After security you’ll find more shops including a duty free outlet selling alcohol, tobacco products, perfumes and gifts.
- The number and variety of restaurants is equally comprehensive and you can get a cooked breakfast, a la carte meal or simply snacks or sandwiches. Bars serving alcoholic drinks and cafes for a hot drink also abound.
- Passengers needing first aid assistance should ask a member of staff for help and directions to the nearest medical room.
- Wi-Fi is available across the airport at T-Mobile hotspots but the use is chargeable on a pay per use basis.
Munich Airport takes its responsibilities to passengers with reduced mobility very seriously and upon reaching the airport you should find a call point to summon assistance. The airport prefers to have 48 hours’ notice of your arrival, where possible, to be able to offer a comprehensive service but general assistance is available for all disabled travellers. It is also recommended that you inform your airline before travelling so that necessary steps can be taken to assist you. The airport conforms to EU law on disability provision.
– The airport has seen much regeneration and development over recent years, with the construction of the terminal 2 satellite, the capacity has been increased by 11 million passengers a year.
- Munich Airport won the 'Best Airport in Europe' award again last year making seven times in eight years that they have won the award. Keen to keep winning, plans are currently underway to build a satellite terminal for Lufthansa and Star Alliance flights to ease congestion and provide extra capacity. There are also contingency plans to build a second satellite terminal should numbers require it.