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How to get from Munich Airport to Main Train Station

If you are travelling from Munich airport to the main train station of Munich, officially called München Hauptbahnhof, you have 3 transportation options: Taxi, Train and Bus. Taking a Munich airport taxi is the most convenient mode of transport. The taxi trip will cost around 60€ and it will take approximately 45 minutes. An alternative less expensive option is the train. The train will take approximately 41 minutes to reach the main train station and regular tickets cost only 11.20€. In addition, there is a bus service operating from the airport straight to the train station. The price of a bus ticket is 11€ and the average travel time is 45 minutes.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE TIME AVAILABLE
Taxi €60 45min 24/7 Details
Train €11.20 41min 04:04–01:44 Details
Bus €11 45min 06:30–22:30 Details

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by taxi

Taxis provide the most convenient and secure way to travel from Munich airport to the main train station of Munich. All Munich airport taxis look identical. They are cream-colored and have taxi roof signs. The average trip duration from the airport to the main train station is 45 minutes, but that may change, depending on traffic.

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by taxi

Taxis provide the most convenient and secure way to travel from Munich airport to the main train station of Munich. All Munich airport taxis look identical. They are cream-colored and have taxi roof signs. The average trip duration from the airport to the main train station is 45 minutes, but that may change, depending on traffic.

Taxi fare from Munich airport to main train station

Since taxis do not offer a flat fee from Munich airport to Hauptbahnhof station, your ride will be charged on the meter, based on the exact location of your destination. Extra charges for additional luggage and driving on public holiday may be applied. However, the average cost of the journey is 60€.

If you book your ride in advance you might get a better a price.

Pre-booking a taxi

You can pre-book a taxi at the same price as a regular cab from the line with Welcome Pickups. In addition to a comfortable ride you also will get:

  • Personal attention by polite and professional local drivers.
  • No hidden fees. The taxi price includes absolutely everything.
  • Flight monitoring, so you do not have to inform or worry about flight delays.
  • Best price guarantee and full refund in case you have to cancel.
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Convenience

A taxi trip from Munich airport to the main train station can be costly. However, if you do not want to waste time at the airport in order to catch a train, taxis offer fast, safe and reliable services.

Editor’s Note

If you are in a rush or simply want to get to your hotel as soon as possible then hire a taxi for your transfer. On the other hand, there are cheaper transportation options if you are on a tight budget.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Munich can fit up to 4 people with 3 pieces of luggage
For more than 4 people, there are taxi minivans and station wagons.
It is recommended to have the details of your destination written down.

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by train

The train station of the airport is directly connected with the main train station of Munich by 2 lines: S1 and S8. There are multiple S-Bahn trains that operate the route between the two hubs on a daily basis. In addition, travelling by train is the fastest way to get to the main train station since the journey takes only 41 minutes.

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by train

The train station of the airport is directly connected with the main train station of Munich by 2 lines: S1 and S8. There are multiple S-Bahn trains that operate the route between the two hubs on a daily basis. In addition, travelling by train is the fastest way to get to the main train station since the journey takes only 41 minutes.

How much is the train from Munich airport to main train station?

One way standard train tickets to the main train station of Munich cost 11.20€.

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

Cost

11.20€

Trip Duration

41 Min.

Waiting time is around 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The S-Bahn trains run from the airport to Hauptbahnhof main 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.

Convenience

With over 100 trains traveling from Munich airport to the main train station on an daily basis, it is certain that you will be able to get into one as soon as you land at the airport. In addition, the train journey is short and very easy on your wallet.

Editor’s Note

The routes of the two lines are quite different. However, both stop at Hauptbahnhof train station.

Useful Tips

Never forget to validate your tickets before getting on a train.
Two children from 6 up to 14 years of age pay a single adult ticket.

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by bus

Lufthansa provides airport buses that operate only the route from the airport to the main train station of Munich. Those vehicles depart from the airport every 20 minutes and the average travel time is 45 minutes.

How to get from Munich airport to main train station by bus

Lufthansa provides airport buses that operate only the route from the airport to the main train station of Munich. Those vehicles depart from the airport every 20 minutes and the average travel time is 45 minutes.

How much is the bus from Munich airport to main train station

Regular one-way tickets for the Lufthansa Airport bus cost 11€.

Tickets can be purchased online or straight from the driver.

Cost

11€

Trip Duration

45 Min.

Waiting time is around 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Lufthansa Airport buses run to the main train station of Munich from 06:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The airport buses of Lufthansa depart from both terminals and the Munich airport center. The bus stops can easily be spotted as soon as you pass the airport's exit doors.

Convenience

Lufthansa provides great bus services to travelers, from luggage assistance to comfortable seats, refreshments and free Wi-Fi.

Editor’s Note

Lufthansa Airport buses make only one stop at Munich Schwabing.

Useful Tips

Children under 6 years of age travel for free.
Tickets cost 10.50€ if you buy them online.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Munich airport to main train station?

The average price of taxi trip from Munich airport to the main train station of Munich is 60€. Without traffic, the ride takes around 45 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Munich airport to main train station?

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.

What is the main train station in Munich called?

The main train station in Munich is called München Hauptbahnhof.

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