Lufthansa airport bus
The Lufthansa Airport Bus
is a series of bus routes linking Germany's major airports with neighbouring towns and cities. Buses operate from Frankfurt Airport
to Mannheim, Heidelberg and Strasbourg. From Munich Airport
, buses operate to central Munich, Regensburg, Ingolstadt and to Salzburg and the Tyrol in Austria.
Munich Airport to Central Munich
Buses travel between Munich Airport
every twenty minutes. A single ticket costs €10 (€16 return) and the journey time is around 40 minutes. By contrast, the S-Bahn
depart every ten minutes and cost €8.80 single. Journey time is also 40 minutes. The S-Bahn offers group tickets (Tageskarte Gesamtnetz), costing €16 for up to five people.
Tickets are purchased on the bus. To find the bus at the airport simply follow the "bus" signs. For passengers living in north Munich, the airport bus additionally stops at Nordfriedhof
, where there is a convenient connection to the U-Bahn
. From here, the journey time to the airport is only 25 minutes.
Munich Airport to Ingolstadt and Regensburg
Buses depart to Ingolstadt
every 90 minutes, with journey time just over an hour. The journey costs €16.50 single or €27 return, with discounts for families. The bus also stops in Pfaffenhofen
, with tickets around 40% cheaper. Season tickets are also available. The bus to Regensburg
costs €29 single, but will collect you from your hotel or home. Reservations can be made via the website (see below). One can alternatively use a Bayern ticket
to take the train from Regensburg to Freising
and Bus 635 from there to the airport.
Munich Airport to Salzburg and the Tyrol
Shuttle services are available from Munich Airport
to Salzburg and to various towns in the Tyrol, including the major ski resorts. See the relevant websites (see below) for details.
Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim and Heidelberg
Buses depart for Mannheim
every two hours and take 60 minutes. Buses depart for Heidelberg
approximately hourly; journey time is 75 minutes. The price for both routes is €20 single or €36 return, with a €2/€4 discount if you have a valid Lufthansa ticket. In both cases, however, the train is substantially quicker and more frequent at comparable prices - 30 minutes journey time to Mannheim and 50 to Heidelberg.
Frankfurt Airport to Strasbourg
Six departures a day link Strasbourg to Frankfurt Airport
. Journey time is a little under three hours and the ticket price is €55 single or €84 return.
Prices correct as of December 2006.
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