Munich Airport Guide (MUC)

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

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

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

Munich Airport is one of Europe’s busiest and, as such, is a key hub for major airlines. Our Munich Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information on how to get there, terminal facilities and nearby hotels.

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.


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. Connect to the A92 from the A99 Munich ring road from southern and eastern destinations. Alternatively, take Route 388 from Munich towards Erding, and turn off north for the airport just before reaching Erding. 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: €10.50), 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; and Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tel: +49 1806 996 633;

Public transport road

Bus: Bus and coach services run to Munich and the surrounding areas. Autobus Oberbayern (tel: +49 89 323 040; 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


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


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.


Other facilities 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. The 5-star Kempinski Airport Hotel (tel: +49 89 97820;, which is adjacent to Terminal 2 and the Munich Airport Centre, offers non-guests access to its pool and fitness and spa area for a fee.

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

Underground car parks P1, P2, P3, P4 and parking areas P9, P10 and P20 offer short-term parking facilities (up to one week) near the terminals. Long-term parking is available in P20, which is next to the Kempinski Hotel. Other parking close to the terminals can be found in multi-storey car parks P6, P7, P8, P25 and P26. Car park P41 at Nordallee offers weekly rates and is served by a free shuttle bus to the airport. Additional car parks include remote parking facilities at car park P51 and the visitors' car park P53. 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, Sixt and Terstappen. Offices for these operators are located on Concourse A of Terminal 1.


There is a small selection of hotels at Munich Airport, but there are also many accommodation choices within a short shuttle ride of the terminals. A 24-hour hotel reservation service is available from the central information desk on the main concourse. Our Munich Airport guide includes the following hotels:

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Kempinski Airport Hotel

(089) 97820.

Located next to Terminal 2 at Munich Airport – and within easy walking distance of Terminal 1 – Kempinski Airport Hotel offers on-site dining, spa facilities and extensive conference/meeting services.

Terminalstraße / Mitte 20, Munich 85356, Germany

Sheraton München Airport Hotel

(089) 927 220.

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

NH München-Airport

08122 9670.

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

Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport

0811 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

Hotel Novotel München Airport

(089) 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

Napcab Sleeping Cabins

(089) 97500.

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

Terminal 2, Munich Airport, Germany

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