Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic, with plenty of shopping and eating options, and yet with a fairly straightforward layout. There are two terminals connected by a large open space called the 'Munich Airport Center'. Terminal 2 also has a Satellite building that opened in April 2016.
Travelling between terminals
It's quick and cheaper to use the comfortable public transport network to get into Munich. You need to validate your ticket in a blue validating machine on the platform.
Both lines, the S1 or S8 public transport (S-Bahn) go directly to the city centre. The S1 goes via Munich West, and the S8 via Munich East. S8 is faster but less frequent. During the day trains run every 10 minutes. There are no trains available between 01:30 and 3:30 on weekdays, but an hourly service on weekends. Journey time to the city center is around 45 minutes.
Location: Munich Airport Center, underground, follow signs with a green ‘S’ logo
Cost: EUR 6.70 single day ticket, covering S-Bahn, U-Bahn trams and buses until 06:00 the next morning
Journey time is around 45 minutes. You'll find taxi ranks in front of both terminals. At Terminal 2, the taxi service point is located on level 03.
Cost: approx. EUR 70, flat fare of EUR 63 to the New Munich Exhibition Centre (Neue Mess München)
The Lufthansa express bus will take you to central Munich in around 45 minutes, leaving every 15 minutes from 06:30-22:30. WiFi and newspapers are free on board. Tickets are for sale on level 3, reduced rates available online. Free shuttle buses run during big events at München Messe exhibition centre.
Cost: EUR 10.50 single online
Location: in front of all terminal buildings
If you‘ve accumulated over 7,500 miles on your Miles & More card, you can spend them at the eurotrade Travel Value & Duty Free Shop. Just present your card at the cash desk and 330 miles will get you EUR 1 of shopping.
You can also earn premium miles here. Every euro you spend will earn you one premium mile. Other shops in Terminal 2 where you can shop using mileage are:
• LH WorldShop, level 4
• Dallmayr Shop, level 4
• Hugo Boss/Ermenegildo Zegna level 4
• Gateshop, level 5
• Metropolitan Pharmacy, levels 4 and 5
Terminal 2, after security, levels 4 and 5
Terminal 2s modern satellite houses Munichs' K and L Gates in a separate building that offers both Schengen- and Non-Schengen-flights and is mainly used for transit connections. A fully automated underground transportation system links the satellite building to Terminal 2. Travel time is about one minute. Trains go every 4 minutes.
Munich is Lufthansas second most important hub after Frankfurt, so it's no surprise that there are many Lufthansa lounges.
Terminal 2 Satellite:
Relaxation area, buffet, W-LAN.
Terminal 1, after security, Module D, level 5
Hours: 05:30-21:00 Mon-Fri and Sun, 05:30-19:00 Sat
Terminal 1, after security, Module B, level 5
Terminal 1, after security, level 5, Module C
Hours: 12:00-15.30 and 18.30-22.15 summer months, 11:00-14:00 and 17:30-21:15 winter months
Showers, free Wi-Fi, separate smoking. EUR 29.75 day pass.
Terminal 1, after security, level 3, Module C. Take the elevator from Departures down to Level 3 to access lounge.
Free Wi-Fi, mobile phone recharging. EUR 29.75 day pass.
Terminal 1, after security, level 5, Module D, near Gates 06/07 - Take stairs or elevator to transfer corridor and follow signs to lounge.
Hours: 07:00-20:30 Mon-Fri, 08:00-19:00 Sat, 09:00-20:30 Sun
Terminal 1, after security, Module E. Separate check-in, security screening, passport control and baggage handling, private individual suites, conference rooms, smoking room, free Wi-Fi.
Munich Airport’s recreation areas are divided into relaxation and working zones, the areas are free to use and open to all passengers.
The relaxation sections feature comfortable reclining seats and couches for reading and resting, Napcabs (rest areas) and monitors to keep you up-to-date with the very latest flight information. Special lighting effects and decorative plants are designed to create a calm atmosphere.
The working areas, meanwhile, offer business stations with desks, chairs, free internet points and power outlets for charging up your laptop, phone or tablet.
Terminal 2, airside, close to Gate G16
Terminal 2, airside between Gates H32 and H33
Terminal 2, airside, close to Gate G43/44
Hours: As long as the security zone of the airport is open
If you’re on a layover and need a few hours' sleep, a Napcab is the perfect thing. These private pods have a comfortable and spacious bed to let you get some sleep or just relax with music until departure time. They’re also set up for working, with Wifi, an iPhone or MP3 connection, USB port and desk.
Napcabs also offer the latest flight information, a wake-up function, and a place to securely store carry-on luggage. After checking out of a Napcab, you’re charged a rate based on the duration of the stay, calculated to the minute. Minimum stay are 2 hours.
Cost: EUR 15/hr from 6:00-22:00, EUR 10/hr from 22:00-6:00; credit card only
Terminal 2, airside, Level 4, Gate G06
Terminal 2, airside, Level 5, Gate H32 (look for the ‘Relax and Work’ sign)
Hours: during the opening hours of the security area only
Car rental agencies are all located on Level 3, in Modules B and C, of Munich Airport Center.
Hours: 06:00-00:00 Mon-Fri, 07:00-00:00 Sat and Sun
Munich Airport boasts with over 1,400 power outlets for recharging phones and laptops as well as over 1,100 USB plug-ins.
Hopefully, you won't need any medical help during your time at Munich Airport, but if you do, you're in the right place.
The state-of-the-art medical centre, 'AirportClinic M', offers full medical services 24 hours a day. Handy to know if you're suddenly not feeling well or remember you still need a holiday vaccination.
Location: Terminal 1, before security, Area E, Level 3
Hours: 24 hours
You'll find very good, reasonably priced childcare at Lufthansa managed, Kinderland. This children's paradise offers plenty of exciting activities for children aged three to 10, where you’ll know they're being safely supervised by qualified adults.
Attractions range from an arts and crafts corner to a children's cinema, plush toys, books and board games, a separate make-up studio for the girls and entertainment technology from Nintendo.
Location: Airport Center, before security, level 3, above McDonald's
Hours: Mon closed, Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00
Cost: First hour free, EUR 4/hour afterwards. Free for Lufthansa Jetfriends members and children of first-class and business passengers with a valid ticket for the current date.
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