FAST TRAIN: Munich's S-Bahn is best for zipping
across the city.
BUYING TICKETS: Tickets for getting around Munich on public transport can be bought from machines at all train and tram stops.
Some hotels sell them too.
The machines are relatively straightforward and speak English (look for the black flag button).
Innenraum passes cover the inner city.
If you want to get out further to places like Dachau or the Starnbergersee lake, get an XXL pass.
If you’re in Munich for a few days I advise getting the Tageskarte
if you’re on your own, or the Partnerticket if you’re with a group of up to five.
Formerly called the Welcome Card, the City Tour Card is a public transport ticket which also gives you discounts on over 30 Munich attractions and city tours (Nymphenburg Palace, Bavaria Filmstadt, the Bier- and Oktoberfest Museum etc,).
If you’re planning on hitting up a few museums, etc, during your stay it's worthwhile getting this one instead of a normal public transport ticket.
City Tour Card costs:
*One day inner city (1 Tag innenraum) €10.90
*Three day inner city (3 Tage Innenraum) €20.90
*Three-day entire network (3 Tage Gesamtnetz) €32.90
*One day inner city (1 Tag innenraum) €17.90
*Three day inner city (3 Tage Innenraum) €30.90
*Three-day entire network (3 Tage Gesamtnetz) €53.90
You can buy the City Tour Card from ticket machines, the tourist offices at the Main Train Station and Marienplatz and online here (Site only in German). Remember you still have to validate the City Tour Card at the stamping machine.
Visit www.mvv-muenchen.de for more details.
TICKETS, PLEASE: There are two types of ticket machines at Munich train stations. The ones on the left have a series of buttons at the bottom where you can choose your ticket. And the ones on the right have a touch screen, which you can easily convert into English. So you see, buying tickets for public transport in Munich is easy!
EXPLORE: Munich's surrounds are your oyster
with the Bayern Ticket.
Buying tickets to cover the state of Bavaria is straightforward.
The Bayern Ticket (Bavaria Ticket) is great for day-trips and you can buy it from ticket machines at train stations.
Up to five people can use this ticket to take any regular (not the express IC or ICE) trains anywhere in Bavaria and to Salzburg in Austria.
The Bayern Ticket costs €23 for one person and €4 extra for each additional passenger. It’s easy to buy them from the touch-screen machines at the train station before you travel. Over-the-counter service costs €2 more.
The ticket is valid from 9am on weekdays (but 3am on weekends) and until 3am the next day.
To find out about train times and connections, visit the Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) website.
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