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Cheap flights to Munich, Germany

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Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 33% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,009Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$714From Las Vegas to Munich
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Munich

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Munich right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Munich along with the rest of Germany. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Germany has restricted the entry of travelers who are arriving from outside the European Economic Area, except for nationals of Germany, residents with a residence permit, and D-Visa holders, and certain exceptions (detailed below). Germany has restricted all air passenger flights from the UK. In order to travel to Germany on exempt transportation UK nationals resident in Germany will require proof of residence. If they are not yet in possession of a residence card, they will be required to provide credible evidence that they are resident in Germany. This could include an address registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung), a tenancy agreement, a utility bill in their name, or a certificate of application (Fiktionsbescheinigung). As of June 25, travelers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland may enter Germany. Germany has also lifted restrictions on entry for travelers coming from the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay. Travelers must have spent at least 2 weeks in the above-listed countries prior to their flight to Germany. Restrictions will also be lifted for entry from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macao if this can be agreed on a reciprocal basis. The list will be reviewed every two weeks. Entry from any third country is possible for travelers who can demonstrate an important reason for their travel. The list of important reasons covers German and EU citizens and any third-country nationals with a right of residency in Germany. It also includes healthcare and social care personnel and health researchers, skilled workers whose economic activity is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed from abroad, freight and transport staff, seasonal workers, students who cannot continue their studies from abroad, travelers making visits for urgent family reasons, diplomats and staff at international organizations, and persons transiting Germany. Travelers entering Germany after staying in a designated risk area abroad during the previous 14 days must undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19. The German government regularly updates its list of designated risk areas. See the "English archive" at the bottom of the Robert Koch Institute page for the latest updated list.

Entry requirements

Travelers entering from Albania, Andorra, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Czechia, Egypt, Estonia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK or US must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival. Tests accepted are: Antigen, PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA tests. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result. Travelers entering Germany from another country and have visited a high-risk area in the last 10 days, must complete a digital registration prior to travel.

Quarantine requirements

Quarantine requirements in Germany differ depending on the German state. All travelers arriving from high-risk areas (over 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) are required to stay in home quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Germany. After 5 days it is possible to secure release from quarantine with a negative test. More information can be found here. In most federal states (Länder), testing negative, at the earliest after five days, means home quarantine is no longer required. Furthermore, in some federal state (Land) regulations, exemptions from the quarantine obligation require the submission of a negative test result.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through Germany from Brazil, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa or the UK must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival. Tests accepted are: Antigen, PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA tests. The certificate must be in English, French or German. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.

If you are looking to book a trip to Munich and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Munich flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Munich found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Munich is currently February; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Munich?

Average Munich Franz Josef Strauss flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$622 - $1,162
37.4 - 75.2 °F
0.47 - 1.61 inches

Fortunately, no matter when you book your Munich flight, you’re bound to have a unique experience in this German metropolis. However, here are some details on when the best time to fly to this beautiful city is, and what periods you may want to avoid if you can.

Peak season:

The peak season in Munich normally runs from May through to September, and you’ll notice flights to Munich are a lot more expensive then and the streets will be crowded with tourists. Summer brings warm weather and occasional thunderstorms. Book your flight to Munich during its hottest months, July and August, when temperatures hit in the high 70’s. October is also very busy because of the Oktoberfest that happens every year. You’ll have to secure your flight tickets early if you’re planning on visiting then as the prices will shoot up towards the event. Christmas is a great time to visit Munich as the Winter Festival hosts a very charming Christmas market. While weather is cold during this time and snow is a possibility, it’s a popular event with tourists and flights may be more expensive.

Off Season:

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Munich from November to March, with the exception of Christmas time. Munich does get a lot colder then and snow becomes a threat; tourists are almost non-existent making the off season a great time to visit if you want a quiet getaway. Late November and early December sees the Tollwood Festival which has a bit of something for everyone, from theatre to music to culinary delights. It’s not to be missed if you find yourself in Munich towards December. Booking a flight to Munich during the months of April and May will also get you pleasant weather and fewer tourists. 

When is the best time to book a flight to Munich?

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Munich around January and February, although sometimes you can find absolute bargains on your flight tickets as late as July. To have the best chances of finding cheap flights to Munich, make sure you book as early as you can. If you can be flexible too then you’ll definitely give yourself the upper hand when it comes to securing cheap flight tickets. You’ll also have to book well in advance if you plan to visit Munich during Oktoberfest, around Christmas, and during the peak of summer.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Munich?

The cheapest day to fly to Munich is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Munich?

Munich flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at noon will likely mean higher prices.

Munich Travel Guide

The mere mention of Munich, Germany evokes images of the snow-capped Alps and tiny folkloric villages but for many travelers booking cheap flights to Munich in the fall, one word comes to mind: Oktoberfest. This rowdy festival draws millions of travelers to Munich every year for 16 days of beer, brats and Bavarian culture. It’s no wonder Munich is one of Germany’s most festive cities. Home to around 1.5 million people and welcoming millions of travelers a year, Munich flights are packed with people looking for a good time.

There’s more to Munich than festivals however. Munich boasts an impressive high-tech industry and is Germany’s political center. The city of Munich is bustling with commuters heading to factories, manufacturing plants or satellite offices for international companies. Whether your flight to Munich is for business or beer, this city is bound to leave a lasting impression. Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy the smoothest possible trip.

What’s the weather like in Munich??

The seasonal climate allows for quite a few options when booking your cheap flight to Munich. Summers are warm and temperatures average around the mid-60’s (Fahrenheit) with highs sometimes reaching into the 70’s, while winter is cold with temps dropping down into the low 30’s and even the 20’s. Summers typically see the most rain, while winters are usually dry but snow is possible. But fear not – whether you’re there in the summer or winter, tricky winds can always change things up a bit. In the summer, northwest winds called Alpenstau can sometimes bring cold temperatures and more precipitation than usual. Likewise, the winter brings southwest winds that can warm up the daytime temperatures. Late spring and the early fall also bring fairly mild temperatures, but also some rain.

How long is the flight to Munich?

Although no European flight is particularly short, Munich is one of the more convenient continental destinations. If you’re departing from the East Coast, including New York and Washington, D.C., it’s easy to find a flight that lasts about eight hours. Choosing a major airport in the middle of the country, such as Chicago’s O’Hare, only adds about two hours to the flight time. West Coast residents are looking at longer haul, however, with a nonstop flight from Los Angeles lasting about twelve hours.

Which airlines fly to Munich?

Munich’s central location and large size makes it a convenient stop for most European airlines ranging from big names, such as Lufthansa and British Airways, to smaller options, such as Condor and airBaltic. If you’re flying direct from North America, common airliners include Delta, American Airlines and Air Canada.

What should you pack for a flight to Munich?

Munich is a bustling major city, so it’s a good idea to pack at least one or two dressy outfits in case you want to hit a more upscale location. Other than that, casual clothing is fine. German summers are fairly temperate, but summer storms can be chilly so layers are a great idea. Winter weather can be quite chilly, so pack plenty of sweaters and other warm clothing. Munich has an excellent public transportation system, but pack comfortable walking shoes for navigating between stops. Be sure to pack hiking boots and other practical wilderness gear if you plan on venturing into the Alps.

You can find most of the basic toiletries you need in Munich. Remember that popular American brands may not be widely available in Germany, so bring along any particular favorites, as well as any prescription medication you need.

Getting to and around the city of Munich

There are a couple of choices to get to the city center from Munich Airport – also known as Franz Josef Strauss Airport in memory of the late former Bavarian prime minister – which is a little over 20 miles away. First there is the S-Bahn (subway service) which is one of the easiest and most convenient if you are carrying luggage. You can get it straight from the airport every twenty minutes. You can also take a Lufthansa bus to the city center from the arrivals terminal of the airport. You can buy a ticket from the driver and the journey takes around thirty-five minutes. You could opt to take a taxi, too, but they are more expensive than the rail or bus services. Lastly, you could rent a car if you plan on doing a bit more traveling beyond your hotel.

Once you’ve settled in to your hotel and are ready to explore the city, you will find that Munich is easy to get around without putting a strain on your wallet. Commuter trains run all around the city and to the suburbs as well. Buses and any of the Mercedes taxis can get you around town. The S-Bahn stops at all the city’s highlights and runs from early morning to late at night. If you’re out late, hop on an all-night train or bus. If you’re traveling in one direction, you only need one ticket for any kind of transportation.

What are some things to do in Munich?

Munich is probably most famous for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations, but it’s a beer-lover’s mecca all year around. Hofbrauhaus is one of the most famous beer halls. Sip a beer in the beautifully landscaped gardens or raise a glass listening to traditional music in the main hall. If Hofbrauhaus is too crowded, scout out one of the numerous smaller halls nearby, or visit Augustiner-Keller, another popular historic beer hall.

Step into the past at one of Munich’s many historic sites. Visit Marienplatz to see numerous historic landmarks, including the famous Mariensaule, a stunning column supporting a beautifully ornate golden statue of the Virgin Mary. Stop in at the gorgeous, Gothic-style Frauenkirche, known in English as the Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady, and climb to the top of the tower to get an unparalleled view of the city and mountains.

On a more somber note, head a mere 10 miles northwest to visit Dachau, the infamous concentration camp. Take a tour of the site to get a glimpse of what the prisoners experienced as they arrived, and spend time at the visitor’s center and memorial museum to gain a more complete understanding of Nazi concentration camps and the effect they had.

Munich isn’t all about the past, however. Tour the Museum Brandhorst, one the premier modern art museums in the world, or learn more about the world around you at the Museum of Man and Nature, which features engaging, interactive exhibits about natural history. Explore the English Garden, which is larger than New York’s Central Park and features everything from formal floral gardens to sandy river beaches.

Get a taste of hearty, traditional German cuisine at the Viktualienmarkt, where vendors offer a wide selection of foods ranging from international favorites, such as sausages and cheeses, to more adventurous fare, such as pig knuckle. It’s a great place to stock up for a picnic in the Alps.

Tips for your stay in Munich

  • Be sure to visit Marienplatz, a central square in the center of Munich. The city’s center is an overwhelming architectural beauty, and could arguably be the best starting point following your flight to Munich. You can’t help but notice the gorgeous roofs, elaborate clock towers, and stellar Gothic structures. The bustling square is dedicated to the patron of the city, and makes the perfect center of Alstrade, known as Old City. The New Town Hall, known as Nues Rathaus, lies in the northern end, and gives life to more 19th century Gothic architecture, as well as the oldest church in Munich, Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church).
  • When most people think Germany, they think beer, and rightly so. The German Oktoberfest is one of the world’s most famous celebrations revolving around the hoppy beverage; so don’t have too many cocktails on your Munich flight. Save your energy for the merriment of malt hops. Local breweries like Paulaner and Augustiner are well known for their purity regulations that they’ve been following since 1516.
  • Don’t let the hidden haven of Bavaria pass you by. Bavaria, although not officially a state within a state, is a bit set aside from the rest of Germany, holding history that dates back to Ludwig II himself. One of his largest (and most famous) castles, Neuschwanstein, lies between sweeping mountains covered in snow, and rolling green grounds toward the horizon. Fill up your Munich travel with outdoor activities in Bavaria, like swimming in lakes, hiking up mountains, and cycling along bike paths in the woods.
  • If you’re a fan of clocks, then be sure to visit the Glockenspiel while you are in Munich for a very untraditional timepiece that is worth a look at.

Finding Flights from Munich

Conveniently located in the southern part of Germany, Munich serves as an excellent starting point for various European destinations. Take one of the many quick flights to Paris and arrive there in about an hour and a half. London is a mere two hours away if you catch one of the many nonstop flights form Munich. Prague, that perennial romantic favorite, lies less than an hour away by air. You can also fly to many other locations around the world on airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways and other major carriers. Visit for the top flight deals for routes out of Munich.

The Munich airport is easily accessible by public transportation as well. S-Bahn trains arrive at a nearby station every ten minutes, and there are also bus routes operated by Flixbus and Lufthansa. Don’t be afraid to get to the airport a little early if you have some time to kill between your hotel checkout and your departure time. It offers free wireless internet, top-notch restaurants and even inexpensive short-term childcare at Kinderland.

Once you choose a destination, be sure to check out our Munich airport guides for more detailed travel information and helpful tips.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Munich?

Most people fly into Munich Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) if they book a flight to Munich. Franz Josef Strauss is conveniently located just 17.7 mi from Munich’s city center.

How popular are flights to Munich this year?

Flights to Munich have seen a 80% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

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