How to buy train ticket at Munich airport

How to buy train ticket at Munich Airport to Munich

This article is simple visual guide for buying single train ticket from the german Munich city airport to the Munich central train station in the city center. To buy the train ticket for the reverse direction, from the Munich city center to the Munich city airport, this guide is the same just with simple change in a start and an end point.


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The fastest way to buy a local S-Bahn connection from the Munich airport to the Munich central train station is by clicking on the “Transport association” section. If you do it skip to the lower section of this article. Otherwise read about the “Point of departure – destination” section available in the all Deutsche Bahn (DB) automats.

Point of departure – destination

Approach any train ticket terminal and select the desired language for use during the purchase. Simply hit a language flag on the bottom of the screen panel. The train ticket machine will automatically change to the desired language. There is always German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish language available. Hit the “Point of departure – destination” section.

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

If you are looking to buy the train ticket for local or long-distance train in Germany, check the complex guide about buying train tickets in Germany over the train ticket machines.

In case of the group combination ticket and fares for various adult group and sizes please visit official website of the Munich public transportation company.

Point of the departure will be automatically selected as the Munich airport (München Flughafen). Click on “Enter destination” button and type the München Hbf as german name for the Munich Hauptbahnhof – the Munich central train station. Click than “Next” button.

train ticket from Munich airport
train ticket from Munich airport

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

A timetable with the train connections leaving the Munich airport to Munich central train station will show up. Select an arbitrary connection. The transport tariff will change hence the train ticket for local city zones is not valid for specific train connection, rather than the ticket is time limited.

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

A type of the train ticket selection dialogue window will appear on the screen. Select only the “Single journey” option if your destination is the Munich central train station (or in backward case the Munich city airport).

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

The dialogue window for selecting the number and type of passanger will be available. Select the number of passangers which will take a train ride and hit the “Next” button.

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

Transport association

System will detect automatically local fare and change it to the MVV system.

The previous steps is possible to skip in case you are buying train ticket in DB automat in the Munich area. Otherwise these steps are necessary.

Select the “Single journey” or buy the other type of the tickets according your will. It is possible to buy the stipe of tickets, the single all-day ticket or the group all-day ticket.  In the same time you need to choose between issuing the ticket with a validation or without. A price is the same for both cases. The difference is only between the time when you can use the ticket. The ticket issued with validation is valid immediately and you should use it right away. The ticket issued without validation need to be validated in a check machine before the train ride.

Click the “Pay” button in bottom right corner.

MVV Munich public transportation fare

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

Paying for the train ticket fare is the last step. Choose the right way how to pay for the ticket fare. You can pay by placing coins, bank notes up to 20€ or use the card payments. Accepted card payments are Maestro card, credit cards, Girocard and german Ruckgeld card. Now it is necessary only to pay for train ticket ride.

Munich Airport Train ticket buying guide

The tickets will be printed into the DB train ticket automat holding cage under the screen so you can pick them up now.

If you want to take a train and use ticket without validation for S-bahn, it is always necessary to check it before your departure in the automatic check machines. Simply place the train ticket into the machine and current time will be printed.

Munich airport train ticket

Munich airport train ticket

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