Munich Airport (in German: Flughafen München) is the international airport of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. The airport is located 28.5 km (17.7 mi) northeast of Munich near the city of Freising and is named after former Bavarian minister-president Franz Josef Strauss who was born in Munich. Here is a little guide what you have to know about Munich Airport.

The airport at glance:


take-offs & landings


Munich Airport (IATA: MUC) handled 46.3 million passengers in 2018. In terms of passenger traffic it is

  • the 2nd-busiest airport in Germany (after Frankfurt),
  • the 8th-busiest airport in Europe,
  • the 15th-busiest airport in the world.

As of February 2017, the airport features flights to 266 destinations, making it the airport with the most destinations worldwide. Munich Airport serves as a hub for Lufthansa including Lufthansa Regional and its Star Alliance partners.

The Munich International Airport consists of two Terminals. The Munich Airport Centre (MAC) connects Terminal 1 with the new Terminal 2. In Terminal 2, constructed exclusively for Lufthansa, the airline and all its partners are together under one roof.
The two terminals are approximately 10 minutes’ walking distance apart. A central Information Desk is located on Level 3 of the Main Concourse, with multilingual staff. Wifi is free of charge in the waiting areas of both terminals as well as the MAC.

Where to buy organic or regional food at Munich Airport?

Look out for the Edeka supermarket in the MAC. Here you will find a wide selection of fresh organic products such as fruits and vegetables and the prices are really fair. In Terminal 1 (after the security check in D) we recommend Subralott offering handmade prodcucts from the region (about 60% of all ingredients are produced locally in Bavaria).


Public Transport

S-Bahn/ MVV

From Munich Airport, lines S1 and S8 run to the city centre at 10-minute-intervals. The trip takes around 35 minutes. You can buy the tickets from the ticket machines at the airport or online.

Fare: 13 EUR (Airport-City-Day-Ticket).

Lufthansa Express Bus

You can also take the Lufthansa Express Bus to go to Munich. The one-way trip takes about 45 minutes (departures are every 15 minutes). You can buy your ticket online (best prices) or directly from the driver.

Tip: Save money by purchasing a return ticket (= 17 EUR) instead of 2 singles (= 21 EUR).


Flixbus connects Munich Airport with numerous locations in Germany and Europe. The central bus stop for long-distance buses is just a few steps from Terminal 2 (stops 21 and 22). Terminal 1 is only a 5 to 10 minute walk away – follow the signs!

Munich Aiport
Munich Airport
Munich Airport: Shop in Terminal 1
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