Cheap Flights to Munich

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When is the best time to book a flight to Munich?

Peak season:

The peak season in Munich normally runs from May through to September, you’ll notice flights to Munich are a lot more expensive then and the streets will be crowded with tourists. October is also very busy because of the Oktoberfest that happens every year. You’ll have to secure your flight tickets early if you’re planning on visiting then as the prices will shoot up towards the event.

Off Season:

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Munich around November to March, with the exception of Christmas time. Munich does get a lot colder then though but tourists are almost non-existent making the off season a great time to visit if you want a quiet getaway. Christmas is a great time to visit Munich as the Winter Festival hosts a very charming Christmas market.

Late November and early December sees the Tollwood Festival which has a bit of something for everyone, from theatre to music to culinary delights, it’s not to be missed if you find yourself in Munich towards December.

When is the best time to book a flight to Munich?

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Munich around January and February time, although sometimes you can find absolutely bargains on your flight tickets as late as July. To have the best chances of finding cheap flights to Munich, make sure you book as early as you can.

If you can be flexible too then you’ll definitely give yourself the upper hand when it comes to securing cheap flight tickets. You’ll also have to book well in advance if you plan to visit Munich during Oktoberfest, around Christmas and during the peak of Summer.

How long is the flight to Munich?

Flights from London to Munich: 1 hour 45 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Munich: 1 hour 55 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Munich: 1 hour 55 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Munich: 2 hours 05 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Munich?

There are a few airlines that operate flights to Munich with Lufthansa, easyJet andBritish Airways to name the main 3. Due to the short flight time, opting for a budget airline such as easyJet can be a good idea. You might be sacrificing comfort for the price but because it’s not a long journey it can be well worth while. British Airways provide complimentary food and beverages on all of their flights but you’ll find they aren’t the cheapest airline.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

There are a couple of choices to get to the centre from the airport, with the S-Bahn rail service one of the easiest and convenient if you are carrying luggage. You can get it straight from the airport every 20 minutes. You can also take a Lufthansa bus to the centre from the arrivals Terminal of the airport. You can buy a ticket from the driver and the journey takes around 35 minutes. You could opt to take a taxi too but they are more expensive than the rail or bus services, but if you can split the fare with friends then a taxi can be a great choice if you want to go to an exact location quickly and easily.

Munich insider information

If you’re a fan of clocks then this list of the top 10 clocks that rock is for you. Better yet, visit the Glockenspiel whilst you are in Munich for a very untraditional timepiece that is worth a look at.

You’d be surprised to know that Munich made up the top 10 list of the best places to skinny dip around the world, you’ll be even more surprised to know that in the Summer thousands of workers head to the park and lose their clothing.

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How much do things cost in Munich?

Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.80
3 course meal for 2
£ 41.90
A dozen eggs
£ 1.61
Bottle of wine
£ 5.87
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 72.43
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 75.52
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.26
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.93
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1.15
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 21.79
How much does a beer cost in Munich?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1

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More information about Munich

  • Escape from the busy city by relaxing in the Englischer Garten public park; one of the largest urban parks in the world
  • You can find discounted airline tickets to Munich from major airlines, but book early to get the best price
  • Discover Munich’s place in history by visiting the Olympic park and stadium that hosted the 1972 Summer Games
  • Direct flights to Munich operate frequently with major airlines including Lufthansa, British Airways and easyJet
  • Enjoy a break to Munich in October and sample German beer at the city’s world-renowned Oktoberfest beer festival
  • Book return tickets to Munich in advance to ensure that you save as much as you can on the cost of your flights
  • As the Bavarian capital, Munich is an ideal destination for a cultural and fun-filled city break
  • Spend an evening of opera performed at one of Munich’s many tremendous theatres including the modern Gasteig
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  • Explore Munich’s fantastic array of museums and art galleries, including the world-famous Deutsches Museum
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  • The nightlife in Munich is lively. Areas around Münchener Freiheit and Gartnerplatz have busy bars and clubs
  • Located in South Germany, Munich is a gateway to the Mediterranean including Italy and Southern France

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