Munich's International Airport is 35 km (22 miles) northeast of the City Center and has excellent air service from all corners of the world. An excellent train service links the airport with downtown. The S-1 and S-8 lines operate from a terminal directly beneath the airport's arrival and departure halls. Trains of both S-bahn lines leave at 20-minute intervals, and the journey takes around 40 minutes. Easiest is to buy a Tageskarte (day card) for the Gesamtnetz (whole network), costing €12, which allows you to travel anywhere on the system until 6 am the next morning. A one-way bus trip costs around €10.50 and takes about 40 minutes to the City Center. A taxi from the airport costs around €70. During rush hours (7 am–10 am and 4 pm–7 pm), allow up to an hour of driving time. If you're driving to the city yourself, take the A-9 and follow the signs for "München Stadtmitte" (downtown). If you're driving to the airport from the City Center, head north through Schwabing, join the A-9 autobahn at the Frankfurter Ring intersection, and follow the signs for the "Flughafen" (airport).
Flughafen München. Flughafen München (MUC) is an award-winning airport, and without a doubt one of the best in Europe. It has two terminals: T2 used by Lufthansa and Star Alliance partners, T1 by all other airlines. The airport is easy to get to by public and private transit, it's easy to get around in and has plenty of things to do while waiting for a flight, including a visitors park, art exhibitions, and seasonal events like a Christmas market. Flughafen München 2, Munich, Bavaria, 85356. 089/97500; www.munich-airport.de/en/.