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Car Hire Munich Airport

General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Munich is Germany’s second busiest airport after Frankfurt and the seventh busiest in Europe, with almost 40 million passengers in 2014. It sits 28.5 km (17.7 miles) north-east of Munich, near the historic city of Freising. There are two terminals and two runways. From here, you can hire a car to explore Munich or the pleasant surrounding countryside. The airport is secondarily named Franz Josef Strauss Airport, after the former Bavarian Prime Minister who had a keen interest in aviation. Building began in 1980 to replace the former Munich-Riem Airport, and it opened in 1992, although the idea had been mooted as early as 1954. The airport flies to 228 destinations in 66 countries. The two terminals are linked by the Munich Airport Centre, an acclaimed shopping and recreation complex, which also has an S-Bahn Station. There is also a Visitor’s Park, with a Visitor’s Hill, featuring good views of the western aircraft apron and Terminal 1. There is also a restaurant, and a shop selling aeroplane models and other gifts. Terminal 2 also has a rooftop viewing terrace. These provisions combine to make Munich one of the most user-friendly and welcoming airports in the world.

Usefull Information

The Munich Airport Centre (MAC) has an information desk on Level 3 (tel: +49 89 97500). Terminal 2 has information desks in Arrivals (Level 3) and Departures (Level 4). A tourist information desk is found on Level 4 of Terminal 1.

Munich Public Transport Authority (MVV): +49 89 4142 4344

Deutsche Bahn Railway: +49 1806 996 633

Autobus Oberbayern: +49 89 323 040

Bus Service Centre: +49 89 9752 1475

Lost property: +49 89 9752 1470

Porter service: +49 89 9759 9795

MAC Forum (Events and exhibitions): +49 89 9753 4301

Municon Conference Centre: +49 89 9759 3200

VIP Wing Luxury Lounge: +49 89 97500

24-hour Parking Office: +49 900 172 7537

How do I hire a car?

Top of the to-do list when collecting your car is to check it over for any existing damage or defects. If you find any, report it straight away to the provider and make sure they have recorded it, otherwise they could later decide to charge you for it. You should also return the car with the same fuel level as when you drove it away. This similarly prevents the company from billing you for the fuel, usually at a much higher price than it would cost at the forecourt.

Understand the road laws of your destination and stick to them. You should always be a responsible driver, just like you would at home. This means no drinking and driving, texting behind the wheel, or driving while fatigued.

Five car hire providers maintain operations at Munich Airport. They can be found on Concourse A of Terminal 1. You can just turn up and book, but we advise booking in advance online in order to obtain the best discounts and deals.

Company Telephone Number Website
Avis +49 89 97597600 http://www.avis.de/
Europcar +49 89 9735020 http://www.europcar.de/
Hertz +49 89 978-86 12 http://www.hertz.de/
National/ Alamo +49 180 5 46 25 26 https://www.nationalcar.com/en_US/car-rental/home.html
Sixt +49 180 5 26 25 25 http://www.sixt.de/
Driving costs and Potential Destinations

The average price of unleaded petrol in Berlin is €1.46 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €2.19.

If you do want to contact the company by telephone, then

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Pinakhotek 36.5 km 37 minutes https://goo.gl/mHQtDs https://goo.gl/hE0oK7
Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) 38.7 km 39 minutes https://goo.gl/p5436A https://goo.gl/ynaqi7
English Garden 33.9 km 27 minutes https://goo.gl/fCV9IO https://goo.gl/zoSseY
BMW Welt 34.7 km 27 minutes https://goo.gl/KFTbph https://goo.gl/Dwqcpo
Deutsches Museum 37.9 km 36 minutes https://goo.gl/v25IQa https://goo.gl/QwzNe7
Heliflieger 42.2 km 29 minutes https://goo.gl/BHDHj4 https://goo.gl/98RR0R
Neuschwanstein Castle 156 km 1 hr 53 minutes https://goo.gl/1aZA54 https://goo.gl/cqtZOZ
Allianz Arena 29 km 20 minutes https://goo.gl/p2Dfeo https://goo.gl/3Vm0HI
Glockenspiel 38 km 38 minutes https://goo.gl/6aGK8f https://goo.gl/MJZBve
Residence Palace 37.6 km 34 minutes https://goo.gl/Zs0HK6 https://goo.gl/ZJW7NH
Before You Go

Certain conditions must be met and documents produced before you can drive away from Munich Airport. The driver’s licence from your home country should be sufficient if it’s in English. If not, you’ll also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). The legal age to drive in Germany is 18, but most providers require you to be 21 to drive their cars.

How to Buy Car Insurance

Some basic cover is normally included in the price of your hire car at Munich Airport. This would be something akin to a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover, which are designed to cover you in case of an accident, but would not stop you having to pay a large excess. To avoid this, you could buy some excess insurance straight from your provider, but it works out much cheaper to get some from an outside company such as insurance4carhire.com. This would also cover you for such areas as the windscreen, tyres and undercarriage.