Munich Airport Guide (MUC)
Code: MUCNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +49Timezone: GMT ++01:00
PO Box 23 17 55, 85326 Munich, Germany
Munich Airport is located 28km (18 miles) northeast of Munich.
Munich Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports 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.
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: (089) 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. 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.
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: (089) 4142 4344; www.mvv-muenchen.de) and German Railways (DB) (tel: (01805) 996 633; www.bahn.de).
Bus: Bus and coach services run to Munich and the surrounding areas. Autobus Oberbayern (tel: (089) 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: (089) 9752 1375) 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: the first 30 minutes is 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: (089) 9752 1370) handles enquiries for lost items. Baggage trolleys are available and a porter service (tel: (089) 9759 9795) is run by porters dressed in green uniforms.
There is a 24-hour medical emergency centre, a pharmacy and a dentist. Baby changing rooms and children’s play areas and available in the terminals. Other facilities include a dry cleaning and laundry service, showers and travel agencies. The 5-star Kempinski Airport Hotel (tel: (089) 97820; www.kempinski.com), which is adjacent to Terminal 2 and the Munich Airport Centre, offers non-guests access to its pool, fitness and spa area for a fee.
The MAC Forum (tel: (089) 9753 4331) can host events and exhibitions. The Municon Conference Centre (tel: (089) 9759 3200) has 35 conference rooms accommodating four to 120 delegates. The new VIP Wing (tel: (089) 9752 1333) 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, can be arranged in advance by the Malteser Service Organization (tel: (089) 9756 3333).
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.
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: 0900 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, 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: