When to Book Flights to Munich?
If you are looking for flights to Munich, Germany, then it is good to know that temperatures in the city are usually mild to warm, ranging from 30F in January to 64F in July and August. Depending on your departure point and when you are flying, you can find cheap flights to Munich from around $511 for a round trip.
You may also want to visit during one of Munich’s many festivals, including the Munich Carnival, which runs from January to March and includes more than 800 balls. Summer brings with it the Munich Film Festival, the Opera Festival and the Impark Summer Festival. And of course, September and October is the time of the famous folk festival, Oktoberfest. Or you could plan your trip around the festive season and head for a shopping spree at the Christmas Market on Marienplatz.
How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Munich?
To find cheap flights to Munich, Germany on Orbitz, first input your departure point and destination in the search bar. Next, select whether your dates are fixed or flexible (you are more likely to find the best deals if you select ‘flexible’). You can also select preferences such as seating class, refundable flights, and direct/indirect journeys etc. Bear in mind that some U.S. departure points will not have direct flight options. Remember that when booking your flight, you can join Orbitz Rewards to collect points that can be redeemed on hotels. Overall, the more flexible you are about your trip preferences, the more likely you are to find cheap flights to Munich.
US Departures to Munich
You can find many direct flights to Munich, Germany from across the USA. Here are the shortest flight times from the following major cities:
Main Airports in Munich
Munich Airport (MUC)
Munich Airport was named Europe's best airport in 2018. The airport is located around 18 miles northeast of the city, near Freising. You can travel into the city from the airport via bus, train or taxi.
Which Airlines Fly to Munich?
- American Airlines
- British Airways
How to Get to and Around Munich
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is a city of history and splendor. Although it is big, it is still pleasant to explore by foot as most of the key sights are in walking distance of each other in the central Altstadt (Old Town) area.
Note that if you are planning on driving around, cars are not permitted in the Altstadt area. If you want to drive in Germany, you can rent a car with your U.S. driving license. Germany is right-hand drive. There are plenty of taxis in the city but they can be expensive.
Munich’s public transport system is very good and includes a subway, light railway, trams and buses. Multi-purpose travel tickets are sold throughout the city at vending machines with English instructions. It is recommended that you get a Tageskarte day ticket for sightseeing. The city is also bike friendly and you can hire one at various locations.
To get from Munich Airport to the city center, you can take the airport bus. Alternatively, you can hop on the airport train which leaves every 10 minutes. Taxis can be found outside Terminals 1 and 2 and take around 45 minutes to get into the center, depending on traffic. Car hire is also available from Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, National and Avis.
What Are the Must-Sees in Munich?
Many of Munich’s main sights are in the compact Old Town area. It can take anything from ninety minutes to a full day to see them all, depending on how many stops you make.
A good starting point is the Marienplatz central square, which dates back to the 12th century and includes the jaw-dropping New Town Hall. Also make sure to see the baroque, 18th century Nymphenburg Palace as well as the Munich Residenz, the former home of the Wittelsbach monarchs, where you can gape at golden statues, chandeliers and murals. And of course, make time to sample a local brew at the famous Hofbräuhaus am Platz beer hall.
Other gems include the Stairway to Heaven, a confusing set of stairs leading either to paradise or to nowhere; the intricate Rathaus-Glockenspiel mechanical clock, and the Viscardigasse alley of golden cobblestones, laid to commemorate rebellion against the Nazis. To soak in some cinema history, drop by the century old Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor movie house.
Tips and tricks for traveling in Munich
Munich is in CET time zone, six hours behind Washington D.C. If you are a U.S. citizen, then you may enter Germany for up to 90 days without a visa. However, your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay. English is widely spoken in Munich and the tap water is safe to drink. Bear in mind that all shops close on Sundays, although a few emergency pharmacies are open.