Car Hire at Munich Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Although you might want to leave the car behind during Oktoberfest, it’s definitely worth hiring a car at Munich Airport. Discover Bavaria’s fairytale castles, glittering lakes, and traditional villages.
Where to hire a car at Munich Airport
There are eight car rental companies to choose from at Munich Airport: Thrifty, Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and Buchbinder. All of the companies can be found in the car rental area, outside Hall C of Terminal 1.
Petrol stations near Munich Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
If you’re coming from Munich you’ll pass an Agip petrol station as you come into the airport grounds. If you’re coming from Erding you will pass an OMV petrol station just before you reach the airport.
Driving around Munich Airport
From the airport it’s easy to get onto the E53 motorway, which runs between Munich and Plzen in the Czech Republic. If you prefer to avoid the motorway there are local roads from the airport to the city, although obviously these roads are slower.
Getting to your destination
The capital of Bavaria is packed with interesting things to see, do and eat. We’ve put together a list of our top ten things to do in Munich.
It takes about 35 minutes to reach Munich by car using the motorway. Once you arrive you might find it difficult to grab a parking space in the city centre: it’s always a good idea to look for hotels in Munich that have private parking for guests. Blue parking bays are available for public use: it costs 50 cents (about 35p) per minute to park in the city centre, and 20 cents (about 15p) to park near the Hauptbanhof train station. There are plenty of car parks to choose from; hourly rates range from €2 to €4 (£1.42 to £2.83).
The Florence of the North, and Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg is known for its fantastic arts scene and classic baroque architecture. Check out our guide to the best things to do in Salzburg.
It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to reach Salzburg by car from Munich Airport. You should make sure your hotel in Salzburg has its own car park: spaces can be hard to come by in the city centre. You can only park on-street for up to three hours. Multi-storey, underground, and surface car parks are also available.
History enthusiasts will love a visit to the zeppelin museum, while everyone else will adore exploring Lake Constance: Germany’s most beautiful lake.
It takes around two hours to reach Friedrichshafen from Munich Airport. On-street car parking is zoned: most of the city centre is a red zone. You can leave your car for up to 100 minutes, and parking is charged at 2 cents (less than a penny) per minute. In the yellow zone you can leave your car for up to ten hours, and the maximum charge is €4 (about £2.85). As always it’s best to make sure your hotel in Friedrichshafen has car parking.
Prices subject to change