European Travel and the Coronavirus
Munich International Airport
To reach central Munich, follow the S-Bahn signs to the commuter rail station in München Airport Center. There, you can buy tickets from vending machines or a ticket counter.
Trains depart six times an hour from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., with less frequent service during the night. Major downtown stops include the Hauptbahnhof (main railroad station) and the Marienplatz in the pedestrian shopping zone. The journey takes about 40 minutes, depending on the train and where you plan to get off. If you have bulky luggage, stow it by the flip-up jump seats near the doors.
Lufthansa buses connect the airport with Munich's main railroad station every 20 minutes during the day. However, they cost more and are less convenient than the train.
A cab ride into central Munich takes about 35 minutes (or longer in rush hour) and can easily cost 60 euros, depending on your destination.
Follow the "Mietwagen" signs to the car-rental area. MUC has the best rental facilities that we've seen in a major airport: You just complete your paperwork at the rental counter, then step through the adjacent doorway to get your car. There's no need to take a shuttle bus or wait for a car to be delivered.
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