Transportation in Munich
Munich's bendy buses are fast and efficient, and the system is easy to navigate.
Unless you are out after midnight, public transportation is the best way to travel around Munich. The city's licensed taxis (typically cream-coloured Mercedes) are easy to spot, but generally quite expensive.
Munich's rail network – comprising eight underground lines (U-Bahn) and 11 urban rail (S-Bahn) lines – is fast, convenient and inexpensive. Zones 1-4 cover the inner city, while all-zone tickets will take you all the way to the airport. Stamp your ticket in one of the blue Entwerter machines before going down to the platform, unless you have a Tageskarte (day travelcard).
The centre of Munich is compact and easily manageable on foot.
Rent your car
Parking in Munich is not an easy task; parking if complicated and can work out expensive - public transport is a better option.
The CityTourCard includes a day ticket for use on public transport as well as a discount card valid at more than 30 tourist attractions. They are on sale at all U- and S-Bahn stations as well as MVG Customer Centres. Driving in the home of BMW is stress-free, but parking can be a challenge.