Munich Airport Guide (MUC)

Airport info
Code: MUC
Address:
Nordallee 25, 85356 Munich, Germany
Location:

Munich Airport is located 28km (18 miles) northeast of Munich.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +49
Telephone:
+49 89 97500.
Map:
Munich Airport map

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.

Airport news

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.

Information

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.

Transfer between terminals

The Munich Airport Centre connects Terminal 1 with Terminal 2, which is a short walk away.

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

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).

Public transport road

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).

Terminal facilities

Money

Several banks, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in the terminals.

Communication

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.

Food

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.

Shopping

There are duty-free shops (for passengers leaving the EU) and many other outlets selling a wide variety of clothing, electronics, accessories and gifts.

Luggage

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.

Other

Other facilities available at Munich Airport include a 24-hour medical emergency centre, a pharmacy and a dentist. Baby changing rooms and children’s play areas are available in the terminals. Other facilities include a dry cleaning and laundry service, showers and travel agencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

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 facilities

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.

Car parking

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 rental

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.

Hotels

There is a small selection of hotels at Munich Airport, in addition to those located only a short shuttle ride away. A 24-hour hotel reservation service is available from the central information desk in the main concourse.

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Sheraton München Airport Hotel

+49 89 927220.

Boasting a spa, gym and restaurant, Sheraton München Airport Hotel is located 4.5km (3 miles) from Munich Airport and offers a shuttle bus service to the terminals (for a fee). The hotel also has a range of conference/meeting rooms and business services.

80 Freisinger Strasse, 85445 Schwaig-Oberding, Germany

Hotel Novotel München Airport

+49 89 970 5130.

Among the on-site options, Hotel Novotel München Airport features a sauna, fitness centre, parking facilities and conference/meeting space. This mid-range hotel also boasts a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

29 Nordallee, Munich 85356, Germany

Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport

+49 811 8880.

A good option for those staying on business with its meeting facilities and location close to a business park, the Mövenpick is just a few minutes from the terminals by a regular shuttle bus. It also has a lovely beer garden, which is a great place to relax.

43 Ludwigstrasse, Hallbergmoos 85399, München-Airport, Germany

NH München-Airport

+49 81 229670.

The NH München-Airport 236-room hotel has an on-site restaurant and provides meeting/conference space for up to 300 people. The 4-star hotel is located 2.5km (1.5 miles) from Munich Airport and is linked via a shuttle bus service (for a fee).

21 Lohstrasse D-85445, Schwaig/Oberding, Munich, Germany

Napcab Sleeping Cabins

+49 89 97500.

Situated in the airside area of Terminal 2, these cabins can be rented by the hour and are located on levels 4 and 5. Each room is equipped with MP3 and USB connections.

Terminal 2, Munich Airport, Germany

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