Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and among the 10 busiest in Europe. The airport is 29km from Munich, a hugely enjoyable city that now rivals better-known short break destinations like Berlin. The airport is also a gateway to the scenic region of Bavaria and top ski resorts in Germany and Austria. Nearby resorts include Ellmau, Zell am Ziller and Mayrhofen.
The city has received an influx of British visors in recent years thanks to economical fares with low-cost airline EasyJet. They currently operate flights from Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester and Edinburgh. The airport is also an important hub for TUIfly, who also operate direct flights from the UK. There is often an increase in flights and routes from the UK during the winter ski season. Look out for good deals from Monarch Airlines, with flights often departing from Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and London Luton. You can also find excellent value fares from Lufthansa. Regular flights depart from Heathrow with British Airways but these will usually be more expensive than flights with EasyJet.
This is a large efficient airport with two terminal buildings and an excellent selection of shops, cafés and restaurants. Moving on from the airport is fast and hassle free. There are especially good transport connections to Munich city centre.
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Local trains connect the airport with major train stations in the city centre, including Marienplatz, Laim, Munich Hauptbahnhof and Ostbahnhof. Good onward connections to stations throughout Germany. .
Buses for the city centre depart from Area D every 20 minutes. The journey takes about 45 minutes. There are direct bus services from most major towns and cities in the Hamburg region.
Direct flights with EasyJet and TUIfly. Also direct scheduled flights with British Airways and Lufthansa from London Heathrow. Seasonal winter ski holiday flights from Monarch.
More expensive indirect flights are available from UK regional airports with airlines like Air France, KLM, flybe and Lufthansa.