Munich’s diverse transportation system
Both the road network, as well as the public transport network, connect to all of Munich’s districts. If you do not have your own car, you can take advantage of one of the many car-sharing offers. The city’s efficient traffic flow can be attributed to its management by Munich’s central government. The system is designed to reduce traffic volume and also promoting walking, cycling, and public transportation. It’s not just commuters who are responsible for the high use of the transport network, but also Munich’s position as a drive-past city for southbound travel. The city is always working to improve traffic flow in order to accommodate increasing number of inhabitants.
Relief brought by public transportation
In order to relieve the road network, Munich has an exceptionally well-developed public transport network. This is made up of buses, trams, subways and suburban trains and stretching across the city. If you are a frequent public transportation rider in Munich, it is worth it to purchase a weekly, monthly or even annual pass, the IsarCard. For the city centre, these tickets cost 15€ per week or 54.50€ per month.
The city of Munich markets itself as a bicycle-friendly city—and rightly so. The bicycle routes in Munich measure around 1,200 km. With 14% of the total traffic volume, Munich is one of Germany’s top bicycle cities. In addition to your own bicycle, you can also use a bicycle rental or bikesharing provider.
Second largest airport in Germany
It’s not just the regional transport network in Munich which plays an important role. The airport in Munich is the second largest airport in Germany, connecting the city to both European and international destinations. There are also long-distance train stations within Munich, including Munich Main Station and Munich-Pasing Station.