Airport Guide to Munich International Airport (MUC)

Airport Name
Munich International Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located 18 miles northeast of Munich.



+49 (0)89 97500 or 9752 1313 (flight information)

Airport Overview

Located 17.7 miles (28.5 km) north-east of the center of Munich, Munich International Airport (MUC) is officially known as Franz Josef Strauss. It is Germany’s second-busiest airport and the seventh-busiest in Europe.

The airport comprises two terminals connected by the Munich Airport Center, a large outdoor tent-type area that accommodates most of the facilities, including a vast array of retail, business and recreational establishments. There is also a Visitors Park which features a Visitors Hill from which sightseers may view Terminal 1 and the westerly aircraft apron.

With a combination of world-class facilities and efficient services, it’s no surprise that Munich International is ranked among the finest in the world. Clean and modern – it even has its own brewery – with friendly and helpful staff, visitors may look forward to experiencing nothing less than the best from Munich International.

Terminal Transfer

Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are connected by the Munich Airport Center, an expansive area housing a number of shopping, business and recreational facilities. A 10-minute walk will get you from one terminal to the other.

Getting into Town

Train: The MVV airport S-Bahn rail link S1 connects Munich International to Hauptbahnhof (main central station). Journey time is 45 minutes.

Taxi: A taxi trip to the center of Munich takes around 35 minutes or longer, depending on traffic.

Bus: Lufthansa Airport Buses run between Munich Airport and Hauptbahnhof (main central station) every 20 minutes. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes.

Car Parking

P1-P4, P5, P7, P8, P20, P26 and P35 offer short-term and long-term parking options in both underground and multi-story lots. Vacation parking lot P41, which is only accessible via booking, charges the most economical rates.

Information Desks

There is a Central Information Desk on Level 3 (Main Concourse) in Terminal 1, as well as on Level 3 (Arrivals) and Level 4 (central check-in hall) in Terminal 2. Tourist information desks are situated on Level 4 (Arrivals and Departures) in Terminal 1, and a number of Lufthansa Service Desks scattered throughout Terminal 2)

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.

Luggage: There are left-luggage and lost-and-found facilities.

Conference and business: The Munich Airport Center has large conference facilities for events and exhibitions, while the business service center, Municon, offers 35 presentation rooms which can accommodate up to 120 people. Six airline lounges and two airport lounges provide access to telephones, fax and laptop stations, and a number of business facilities, including fax, copiers, Internet, and printers are available at the Service Center Internet Point.
Other facilities: Medical center, pharmacies, child-care rooms, gaming arcades, a dentist and laundromat. Television screens showing the news are visible throughout all passenger waiting areas.

Wi-Fi: Paid-for Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport through local service provider T-Mobile.

Shopping: With 93 high-end retail outlets and duty-free stores, shopping is a must at Munich International. Products range from fashion, fragrances, jewelry and leatherwear to electronics, gifts, toys, souvenirs, media, stationery and tobacco. Establishments include Accessorize, Aigner, Beate Uhse, Bobby Brown, Boss, Burberry, Buyern, Capi, Escada, Esprit, Fabriano, FC Bayern Munchen Fan Shop, Gautam Diamonds, Jack Wolfskin, Marc O’Polo, Ralph Lauren, The Body Shop, TUMI and Wagner’s Tabakforum, to name a few.

Food and drink: Munich International features a plethora of restaurants, bistros, bars, cafes and beer gardens. Popular venues include Airbrau, Bagutta Pizza Culture, Bruschetteria, il mondo, Maredo Grill & Cafe Lounge, Adelholzener Bar, Bistro Organic, Cafe Servus, Coca-Cola Bar, da Riccardo, Erdinger Sports Bar, Hofbrau Bistro, McDonald’s, Pastaria Cantale, Paulaner Bar, Smokey Joe’s, Starbucks, Wiener’s – Der Kaffee, Airbrau Tenne and Bamee.

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