Getting around Munich

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Public transport in Munich

Munich’s public transport system is considered one of the best in the world – but unfortunately not one of the cheapest.

There are eight subway lines and seven suburban train lines in Munich. Hardly any house in Munich is more than 500 meters away from the nearest rapid transit station, and most houses are even considerably less. The few gaps are closed by trams (Munich: Tram) and buses. In total there are almost 300 rapid transit stations in the Munich transport network, about 100 underground stations and 200 S-Bahn stops.

In Munich the tram is officially called Tram

In the city centre there are almost no buses, the subway and the suburban train that also runs underground here. The subway is used especially by passengers whose starting and end point is within Munich. The U-Bahn is much more reliable than the S-Bahn. The old S-Bahn is notorious for its many delays in Munich.  The S-Bahn goes to the surrounding area and to the Munich airport (two lines to and from the airport, both depart from the central station and from the central Marienplatz).

Popular city tour with the hop on / hop off bus: This way of seeing Munich is becoming increasingly popular. The provider’s buses run often and regularly, all day long. You can get off at any of the stops at the sights and continue on with a later bus. A great thing, you can see a lot in a short time. The open-topped double-decker buses are also great: More information and booking

Price examples: Single ticket (urban area): €3.90, day ticket (only urban area, called interior): €9.20 in 2024. Monthly tickets are quite cheap, annual tickets are even much cheaper. However, these don’t bring much to the tourist.

The MVV (Munich Transport Association) homepage is virtually perfect – including the online timetable information. Partner day tickets, 3-day tickets, weekly tickets and much more are also very interesting for tourists. Weekly tickets and monthly tickets can be transferred to other people. (Prices from 2024). The Bayern Ticket is valid on local public transport in Munich and is also sold in the machines in the subway and S-Bahn stations.

Beer tour Munich: Great city tour with a guide through Munich on the topic of beer, beer halls, breweries, wheat beer including a stay in beer halls and 2 free beers. In the evening, duration 3.5 hours. Be sure to book online, very popular: More information and booking

The older model of the subway. In the meantime , a completely new subway model called C2

By bicycle in Munich

Munich is a city with a lot of bike paths. Many sidewalks were split down the middle and the part of the sidewalk facing the street became a bike path. The large parks and the surrounding area of Munich are also perfect to explore by bike. Bicycles can be rented directly at the main train station from a subsidiary of the railway (Callabike). However, this is not cheap – according to my information currently (2019) around €18 per day. However, holders of a rail card can get the bikes much cheaper – namely 9 euros per day. There are also per-minute prices for short-term rentals. Callabike members can rent bicycles at many locations in Munich (information without guarantee).

By car in Munich

Those who drive through Munich with a car or even a rented car are, according to my opinion, to blame themselves. Finding a parking place can be a nightmare in the inner area of Munich. Public parking places and parking garages are extremely expensive and oftenly full.

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Our recommendation: Best city tours in Munich

3 bus-lines, all with one ticket: Be sure to buy tickets for CitySightseeing Munich cheaply online using this link

You can get out on the way and continue on the next bus (hop-on hop-off)

Bookable online with a discount using using this link

All 3 lines depart directly opposite Munich main station

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