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Transfer Options from Munich Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Munich Airport to City Centre

There are 2 modes of transportation available from Munich airport, Flughafen München (MUC), to the city centre of Munich: Taxi and Train. The most convenient method to get to the city centre is by hiring a Munich airport taxi. The taxi ride will cost around 70€ and it will take approximately 45 minutes to reach your destination. The alternative inexpensive and most popular option is the train. There are direct train lines from Munich airport to the city centre. Regular train tickets cost only 11.20€ and the journey to the central train station, Marienplatz, takes a little less than a taxi transfer. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Munich at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Cancel up to 24h before and get a refund

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €70 45min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €72 45min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, flexible cancellation.
Train €22.40 38min 04:04–01:44


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How to get from Munich airport to centre by taxi

The most convenient way to reach Munich downtown area is by taking a Munich airport taxi. Licensed Munich taxis are cream-colored and have black and yellow roof signs. Munich airport is the second busiest airport in Germany; therefore, you may have to wait in line in order to get a taxi. Without traffic, the ride to the central Munich takes around 45 minutes. It is suggested to book your taxi in advance in order to save time and avoid communication issues with the local drivers.

Taxi fare from Munich airport to city centre

There is no flat fee for the transfer from Munich airport to the city of Munich. Therefore, your taxi ride will be calculated by a taximeter, depending on distance. Munich taxis charge extra for additional luggage and animals. However, the average price of the taxi ride from Munich airport to the metropolitan area of Munich is 70€.

Taxi prices
Day time
Night time
€ 70
€ 70
45 min
€ 70
€ 70
45 min
€ 70
€ 70
45 min
€ 95
€ 95
50 min
€ 117
€ 117
57 min
€ 295
€ 295
€ 188
€ 188
1h 30 min
€ 148
€ 148
1h 25 min
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The luxurious taxi sedans of Munich are very comfortable and the taxi drivers of Germany are known for providing great services to their customers.

Editor’s Note

Even though taxi rides can be costly, it is ideal to hire a taxi when you are travelling with a group that can split the fare. However, If you are on a budget, you can always use other modes of public transport.

Useful Tips

It is advisable to carry some cash with you since many taxis do not accept credit/debit cards.
Not all Munich taxi drivers are bilingual.
Always hire a taxi from the official taxi stands.
Make sure that the taximeter is running properly.

How to get from Munich airport to centre by train

The train system of Munich is vast and it covers almost every part of the city. There are two train lines that operate the route from the airport to central Munich up to 6 times per hour: S1 and S8. Both S-Bahn trains stop at the Marienplatz central station. However, the S8 line is considerably faster, taking only 38 minutes to reach the city centre.

How much is the train from Munich airport to city centre?

One way standard train tickets to central Munich cost 11.20€.

Tickets can be purchased from the S-Bahn ticket counters or the automated ticket machines on the Airport Train Station.



Trip Duration

38 Min.

Waiting time is around 10 minutes.

Value for Money

The S-Bahn trains run from the airport to Marienplatz station from 04:04 a.m to 01:44 a.m.

Where do I get it from?

The Airport Train Station is located on the basement level of the central area (between Terminal 1 and 2). Just follow the S-green signs once you exit the arrivals hall.


The S-Bahn electric trains are the most popular modes of transport. Those trains are fairly new and they have comfortable seats and a lot of space for your luggage.

Editor’s Note

Please do not forget to buy or validate your train ticket. There are always ticket inspectors operating and the fine is 65€.

Useful Tips

Children under 6 years of age travel for free.
Once you get to Marienplatz station, you will have access to multiple metro lines.
Taking the S1 line is better if you are travelling to the west part of the city.

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Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Munich. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Munich airport to City Centre?

The average price of taxi trip from Munich airport to the downtown area of Munich is 70€. Without traffic, the ride takes around 45 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Munich airport to City Centre?

One-way standard train tickets cost 11.20€ per person and you buy them from the S-Bahn ticket counters or the automated ticket machines on the Airport Train Station.

How far is it from Munich airport to City Centre?

Munich city centre is approximately 38 km from Munich airport and you can get there either by taxi or train.

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