Munich airport is officially known as Franz Josef Strauss International Airport called after the former Bavarian Prime Minister of the same name. The airport is located 28kms north east of Munich city close to Freising and Erding. It is now Germany’s second busiest airport after Frankfurt International Airport, and it handled 38 million passengers in 2012. Being German, it is a well-planned and well run airport; it won ‘Best European Airport’ for five successive years. There are 90 airlines which fly into and out of Munich to regional and international destinations. The airport is well serviced by public transport and there are over 12,000 parking spaces for those who are driving themselves.
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Airport Car Rental
Car rental is very popular in Munich airport; always pre- book your rental car. Munich car rental providers include; Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Rent a Terstappen and Dollar / Thrifty Car Rental. Car Booker compares the prices and deals of all these car rental providers to ensure that you get the best deal for you Munich airport car rental. Car Rental in Munich airport is pretty straight forward, as they have a well sign posted Car Rental Centre where you go to pick up your papers and your car keys. When returning the car, go to Car Rental Return, opposite to parking area P26 and north of P9; leave the car with the service crew just inside the entrance, the keys and papers stay in the car.
Getting there & Away
As with all German airports, public transport is widely used and is efficient. There are two main train routes; S1 and S8 which will bring you to/from Ostbanhof (east) or Herrsching via the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), where you can join the main line trains; estimated 45 minutes travel time. There are a number of bus routes connecting Munich Airport with surrounding towns and cities. The bus station is in front of the Munich Airport Center, just a few steps from Terminal 1 and 2. Taxis can be picked up on Level E04 in Terminal 1, or along the access ramp on level E03 in Terminal 2, or on level E03 of the Central Area; a taxi journey is 45 minutes to Munich. Check your hotel to see if it offers a shuttle.
Oktoberfest is the most famous Munich attraction, however, all year round you can check out some Car Booker favorites; the Deutsche Museum and the German Theater Museum. Don’t miss the Englischer Garten, the world’s biggest municipal gardens. Grab a ticket to see Bayern Munich. Or leave the city limits and drive to Schloss Nymphenburg, or to the BMW Welt Museum, the only one in the world. Dachau Concentration Camp is only 12kms outside the city and was the first Nazi Germany Concentration camp. Or head further to Castle Road and experience Bayreuth, Nuremberg and Bamberg. And our favourite, a day trip to the Königsee, near Berchtesgaden.