Munich Airport Guide (MUC)
Munich Airport is one of Europe’s busiest and, for this reason, is a key hub for a number of major airlines. Our Munich Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information on how to get there, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation options.
A new satellite facility is to be constructed to the east of the existing Terminal 2, adding an extra 52 gates. This building will function as part of Terminal 2 and is scheduled to come into operation in 2015. There are also plans for a third runway.
There is an information desk (tel: +49 89 97500) on level 3 of the main Munich Airport Centre (MAC) – the main concourse connecting the two terminals. In Terminal 2, information desks are located on levels 3 and 4 in Arrivals and Departures respectively. There are also several Lufthansa Service Desks located throughout Terminal 2 and a tourist information desk on level 4 of Terminal 1.
The Munich Airport Centre connects Terminal 1 with Terminal 2, which is a short walk away.
Munich Airport is located just off the A92 between Munich and Deggendorf and is accessible from four motorway exits. From central Munich, the A92 is accissble from the A99 ring road that circles the city. Alternatively, it is also possible to reach the airport quicky via the A9, which connects the city centre with the A92 a short distance from the terminal complex. Once at Munich Airport, follow the signs to Terminals 1 or 2.
Rail:Commuter trains S1 and S8 depart to various Munich stations (journey time: around 30-45 minutes; fare: €6.20), including Munich Hauptbahnhof, Marienplatz, Laim and Ostbahnhof, where rail connections are available to major German cities and European destinations. S8 is the quicker of the two services, but is less frequent. Further information is available from the Munich public transport authority, MVV (tel: +49 89 4142 4344; www.mvv-muenchen.de) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tel: +49 1806 996 633; www.bahn.de).
Bus:Bus and coach services run to Munich and the surrounding areas. Autobus Oberbayern (tel: +49 89 323 040; www.airportbus-muenchen.de) runs a Lufthansa Airport Bus service to central Munich (journey time: 35-40 minutes; fare: €10.50). During large exhibitions another shuttle bus service connects to the München Messe exhibition centre. Information and tickets are available from the Service Centre (tel: +49 89 9752 1475) on level 3 of the Munich Airport Centre. Bus connections are also available to Salzburg, Innsbruck and other nearby Austrian cities.
Taxi:Taxis are available from Munich Airport to the city centre (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: from €55).
There is a post office in the Munich Airport Centre, between the terminals. Wireless internet access is available throughout Munich Airport free of charge. There is also 24-hour internet access in the Service Centre, which is located on level 3 of the Munich Airport Centre.
There are many bars, restaurants, snack bars and cafés at Munich Airport. The Terminal 2 gallery in particular is a popular spot for drinking and dining.
There are duty-free shops (for passengers leaving the EU) and many other outlets selling a wide variety of clothing, electronics, accessories and gifts.
A left-luggage office is located in the Service Centre within the Munich Airport Centre. The lost property office (tel: +49 89 9752 1470) handles enquiries for lost items. Baggage trolleys are available and a porter service (tel: +49 89 9759 9795) is run by porters dressed in green uniforms.
The MAC Forum (tel: +49 89 9753 4301) can host events and exhibitions. The Municon Conference Centre (tel: +49 89 9759 3200) has 35 conference rooms accommodating four to 120 delegates. The new VIP Wing (tel: +49 89 97500) luxury lounge in Terminal 1 also includes conference rooms, as well as wireless internet access, a bistro, bar and shower facilities.
Additional conference and meeting facilities are available at the on-site Kempinski Airport Hotel, which can accommodate up to 400 delegates and has a fully equipped business centre.
There are six airline lounges and two airport-run lounges: the Atlantik and Europa lounges. Security personnel, a VIP service and relaxation rooms with beds and baths are other services available to business visitors.
Disabled passengers should inform the airline of any special needs and assistance required prior to travel. Many services, such as accompaniment, arrangement of disabled transport services and wheelchair repairs, are available at the airport.
TDD telephones are located on level 3 of the Munich Airport Centre and in the medical centre, and there are tactile systems in place for the visually impaired in Terminal 2. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the information desks in Departures (concourses A-D and Z). There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and elevators throughout Munich Airport. Disabled parking is available in all underground and multi-storey car parks.
There are nine multi-storey car parks with more than 15,000 spaces in the terminal area. Car parks P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P7 and P8 are all short-term parking areas located close to the two terminals, while long-term areas P41, P80 and P81 are a little further from the terminal complex but are linked by complimentary shuttle buses or trains. Valet parking is also available.
The 24-hour Parking Office (tel: +49 900 172 7537) is in the Munich Airport Centre, on level 3. Spaces are bookable online via the airport’s website.
Car hire companies at Munich Airport include: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt. Offices for these operators are located on Concourse A of Terminal 1.