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Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC)

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Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC)
AddressP.O Box 23 17 55, 85326 Munich, Germany
Telephone(089) 97500
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT +1 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationMunich Airport is located 28km (18 miles) northeast of Munich.
Airport codeMUC
Country dialling code49
Airport newsA new satellite facility is to be constructed to the east of the existing Terminal 2, adding an extra 52 gates. This building will function as part of Terminal 2 and is scheduled to come into operation in 2015.
Transfer between terminalsThe Munich Airport Centre connects Terminal 1 with Terminal 2, which is a short walk away.
Driving directionsMunich Airport is located just off the A92 between Munich and Deggendorf and is accessible from four motorway exits. Connect to the A92 from the A99 Munich ring road from southern and eastern destinations. Alternatively, take the smaller Route 388 from Munich towards Erding, and turn off north for the airport just before reaching Erding. Once at Munich Airport, follow the signs to Terminals 1 or 2.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Munich Airport include: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo, Sixt and Terstappen, with offices located on Concourse A of Terminal 1.
Public transport and taxisBus: bus and coach services run to Munich and the surrounding areas. Autobus Oberbayern (tel: (089) 323 040; www.airportbus-muenchen.de) runs a Lufthansa Airport Bus service to central Munich (journey time: 40 minutes; fare: EUR 10.50). During large exhibitions another shuttle bus service runs to the München Messe exhibition centre. Information and tickets are available from the Service Centre (tel: (089) 9752 1375), on level 3 of the Munich Airport Centre. Bus connections are also available to Salzburg, Innsbruck and other nearby Austrian cities.
Taxi: are available from Munich Airport to the city centre (journey time: 45 minutes, fare: from EUR 55).
Rail: commuter trains S1 and S8 depart to various Munich stations (journey time: around 30 minutes; fare: EUR 9), including Munich Hauptbahnhof, Marienplatz, Laim and Ostbahnhof, where rail connections are available to major German cities and European destinations. S8 is the quicker of the two services, but less frequent. Further information is available from the Munich public transport authority, MVV (tel: (089) 4142 4344; www.mvv-muenchen.de) and German Railways (DB) (tel: (01805) 996 633; www.bahn.de).
Car parkingUnderground car parks P1, P2, P3, P4 and parking areas P9, P10 and P20 offer short-term parking facilities (up to one week) near the terminals. Long-term parking is available in P20, which is next to the Kempinski Hotel. Other parking close to the terminals can be found in multistorey car parks P6, P7, P8, P25 and P26. Car park P41 at Nordallee offers weekly rates and is served by a free shuttle bus to the airport. Other car parks include the remote parking facilities at car park P51 and the visitors' car park P53. Valet parking is also available. The 24-hour Parking Office (tel: 0900 172 7537) is in the Munich Airport Centre, on level 3.
Information and help desksThere is an information desk (tel: (089) 97500) on level 3 of the main Munich Airport Centre (MAC) – the main concourse that connects the two terminals. In Terminal 2, information desks are located on levels 3 and 4 in Arrivals and Departures respectively. There are also several Lufthansa Service Desks located throughout Terminal 2 and a tourist information desk on level 4 of Terminal 1.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs and a post office. There is also 24 hour internet access in the Service Centre Internet Point. Wireless internet access is available throughout Munich International.
Eating and drinking: there are many bars, restaurants, snack bars and coffee bars. The Terminal 2 gallery is a popular spot for drinking and dining.
Shopping: there are duty-free shops and many other shops, including a wide variety of clothing, electronics, accessories and gift shops.
Luggage: a left-luggage office is located in the Service Centre, in the MAC area; there is also a lost property office (tel: (089) 9752 1370). A porter service (tel: (089) 9759 9795) is available and porters are easily recognised by their green uniforms. Baggage trolleys are available.
Other facilities: there is a 24-hour medical emergency centre, a pharmacy, baby changing rooms, a dentist, dry cleaning and laundry service, children’s play areas and showers, as well as over 40 travel agencies and tour operators. The five-star Kempinski Airport Hotel (see Airport Hotels below) adjacent to Terminal 2 and the MAC, offers non-guests access to its pool, fitness and spa area for a nominal fee. The hotel also hosts regular after-work cocktail parties for travellers, Munich Airport employees, guests and visitors.
Conference and business facilitiesThe MAC Forum (tel: (089) 9753 4331) is used for events and exhibitions, with media and communications technology support and catering. The Municon Conference Centre (tel: (089) 9759 3200) has 35 conference rooms, accommodating four to 120 delegates. The new VIP Wing (tel: (089) 9752 1333) luxury lounge in Terminal 1 also includes conference rooms, as well as wireless internet access, a bistro, bar and shower facilities. Further conference and meeting facilities are available at the on-site Kempinski Airport Hotel (tel: (089) 9782 3670; www.kempinski-airport.de), which can accommodate up to 400 delegates and has a fully equipped business centre. There are six airline lounges and two airport-run lounges, the Atlantik and Europa lounges. Security personnel, VIP service and relaxation rooms with bed and bath are other services available to visitors.
Disabled facilitiesDisabled passengers should inform the airline of any special needs and assistance required, prior to travel. TDD telephones are available in the Level 3 of the main concourse and in the medical centre. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the information desks in Departures concourse A-D and Z. There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and elevators throughout Munich Airport. Disabled parking is available in all underground and multi-storey car parks. Terminal 2 has tactile systems for visually impaired passengers. Many services, such as accompaniment, arrangement of disabled transport services and wheelchair repairs, are available from the Malteser Service Organization (tel: (089) 9756 3333); reservations are required.
Airport hotelsThere are two hotels at Munich Airport. There are also many accommodation choices within a short shuttle ride of the terminals. A 24-hour hotel reservation service is available from the central information desk on the main concourse. Our Munich Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Hotel Novotel München Airport
Hotel Novotel München Airport is located at Munich Airport. The 257-room hotel has a sauna, fitness centre, parking facilities and conference/meeting space. There is also an on-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner.
29 Nordallee
Munich 85356
Tel: (089) 970 5130
Web: www.novotel.com

Kempinski Airport Hotel
Located next to Terminal 2 at Munich Airport, and within easy walking distance of Terminal 1, Kempinski Airport Hotel offers on-site dining, spa facilities and extensive conference/meeting services.
Terminalstraße / Mitte 20
Munich 85356
Tel: (089) 97820
Web: www.kempinski-airport.de

Sheraton München Airport Hotel
Boasting a spa, gym and restaurant, Sheraton München Airport Hotel is located 4.5km (3 miles) from Munich Airport and offers a shuttle bus service to the terminals (for a fee). The hotel also has a range of conference/meeting rooms and business services.
80 Freisinger Strasse
85445 Schwaig-Oberding
Tel: (089) 927 220
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com

NH München-Airport
The NH München-Airport 236-room hotel has an on-site restaurant and provides meeting/conference space for up to 300 people. The hotel is located 2.5km (1.5 miles) from Munich Airport and is linked via a shuttle bus service (for a fee).
21 Lohstrasse D-85445
Tel: 08122 9670
Web: www.nh-hotels.com

Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport
The NH München-Airport 236-room hotel has an on-site restaurant and provides meeting/conference space for up to 300 people. The hotel is located 2.5km (1.5 miles) from Munich Airport and is linked via a shuttle bus service (for a fee).
Hallbergmoos 85399
43 Ludwigstrasse
M ü nchen-Airport
Tel: 0811 8880
Web: www.moevenpick-hotels.com
Full airport nameMunich Airport
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