Munich Bus Tours

Munich Sightseeing Bus

Munich Sightseeing Bus or Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Munich

Overview of Munich Bus Tours

Munich's capital city Bavaria is an attractive destination for exploring. The city boasts nice-looking landmarks, vast oases of greenery, delicious food and a lot of sunlight. The Olympic Park, English Garden, Nymphenburg Palace, Old Town, and Marienplatz are only some of its many points of interest you will fall in love with.

In addition, beautiful destinations you ought to discover are many while available time might be limited. Therefore, you should book a sightseeing bus tour to make the most of your time in Munich. To help you choose the one that suits your needs best, we have collected all necessary information regarding both providers.

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City Sightseeing Munich

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TripAdvisor Review 5.0 (858 Reviews) 3.0 (91 Reviews)
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What it s about

The Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour allows passengers to explore the city of Munich by joining a bus ride;

Every passenger can choose whether to take a full circle or alight at the chosen stop and rejoin the ride later;

Available live and pre-recorded commentaries on board provide insightful data about the city and its attractions.

With the Munich City Tour Card, you are eligible for a certain discount on the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour ticket.

The Munich Sightseeing Bus Tour gives you a choice of 3 bus lines for exploring the Bavarian capital;

Every bus has audio commentary available for introducing the city and its attractions.

Buses don t have ramps for wheelchairs.

What does it include? 2 bus routes with 12 and 7 stops;

Live commentary is available in English and German;

Audio commentary is available in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Commentary is available in 8 major languages;

All 3 lines have 15 stops throughout the city in total.

Ticket cost
  • 1-day Grand Tour adult ticket (15+): £20 / €22
  • 1-day Grand Tour child ticket (4-14): £10 / €11
  • 1-day Express Tour adult ticket (15+): £15.5 / €17
  • 1-day Express Tour child ticket (4-14): £9.1 / €10
  • 2-day Grand Tour adult ticket (15+): £24.6 / €27
  • 2-day Grand Tour child ticket (4-14): £12.7 / €14
  • City Tour adult ticket (16+): £13.6 / €14.9
  • City Tour child ticket (5-15): £8.1 / €8.9
  • 1-day 3 tours adult ticket (16+): £18.1 / €19.9
  • 1-day 3 tours child ticket (5-15): £8.1 / €8.9
  • 2-day 3 tours adult ticket (16+): £19.9 / €21.9
  • 2-day 3 tours child ticket (5-15): £8.1 / €8.9
Ticket validity 1 or 2 days, depending on the chosen ticket 1 or 2 days, depending on the selected option
Times Grand Tour: 9:40 am -4 pm (3 pm in winter, first and last departures)

Express Tour: 9:40 am -6 pm (4:30 pm in winter, first and last departures)

City Tour: 10 am -4 pm (5 pm from April to October)

 

Nymphenburg-Olympia Tour: 10 am -4 pm

Schwabing Tour: 10:30 am -4:30 pm

Tour duration Grand Tour: 2:30 hours

Express Tour: 1 hour

1 hour for every tour
Departure point Hauptbahnhof -Central Station for both lines Hauptbahnhof -Central Station for all 3 lines
Bus stops/attractions Grand Tour:
  1. Hauptbahnhof -Central Station
  2. Kunstareal
  3. Odeonsplatz
  4. Icewave
  5. Max-Joseph-Platz -Opera
  6. Marienplatz -City Hall
  7. Karlsplatz -Stachus
  8. Löwenbräukeller
  9. Nymphenburg Palace
  10. BMW World & Museum
  11. Olympic grounds
  12. Schwabing / Siegestor / English Garden

Express Tour:

  1. Hauptbahnhof -Central Station
  2. Kunstareal
  3. Odeonsplatz
  4. Icewave
  5. Max-Joseph-Platz -Opera
  6. Marienplatz -City Hall
  7. Karlsplatz -Stachus
City Tour:
  1. Hauptbahnhof -Central Station
  2. Odeonsplatz
  3. Marienplatz
  4. Opera
  5. Haidhausen
  6. Stachus

Nymphenburg-Olympia Tour:

  1. Hauptbahnhof -Central Station
  2. Neuhausen
  3. Nymphenburg
  4. Olympiapark

Schwabing Tour:

  1. Hauptbahnhof -Central Station
  2. Odeonsplatz
  3. English Garden
  4. Schwabing
  5. Pinakotheken
Frequency Grand Tour:  1 hour

Express Tour: 20 -30 minutes, depending on the season

City Tour: between 15 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the day

Nymphenburg-Olympia Tour:

 

10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm from Monday to Friday

Every hour from 10 am to 4 pm during weekends

Schwabing Tour:

12:30 pm and 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday

Every 2 hours from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm during weekends

Complimentary tours No No
Top Attractions Discounts Included No No
Other amenities Free Wi-Fi on board every bus. You are allowed to board your dogs with you.
City Pass that includes this tour Munchen City Tour Card (€2 discount) No
Other information In winter, the last departure takes place at 3 pm for Grand Tour and at 4:30 pm for Express Tour;

Boarding depends on available seats;

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations up to 7 days in advance you receive a full refund;

If you cancel between 3 and 6 days before the specified date, you receive 50% refund;

You receive no refund if you cancel 2 days in advance or less.

You are free to pass the ticket to another person;

Buses aren't wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations up to 7 days in advance you receive a full refund;

If you cancel between 3 and 6 days before the specified date, you receive 50% refund;

You receive no refund if you cancel 2 days in advance or less.

How to use Both printed and electronic vouchers are valid. Present your printed or mobile voucher to board the bus.

 

1. City Sightseeing Bus Tours Munich

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City Sightseeing Bus Tours Munich

Explore Munich's top famous attractions, beer halls, monuments and parks on a comfortable city sightseeing hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Enjoy a combination of leisure and flexibility as you explore at your own pace. With a 24 hour or 48-hour ticket, you get to pass through a 1-hour route that has some of the most popular sights and attractions such as the Odeonsplatz, Olympic Park, and Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to the onboard audio commentary while you marvel at the monuments or hop-off at any of the stops to explore and take strolls around the English Garden, Marienplatz or relax with a beer (on your terms) at one of the legendary beer halls 'Hofbräuhaus”.

Key Points of City Sightseeing Bus Tours

  • Enjoy a 1-hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Munich
  • Choose either a 24- or 48-hour ticket and enjoy an unlimited tour
  • Hop off to visit Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, Marienplatz at your own pace
  • Listen to the pre-recorded audio commentary onboard
  • Enjoy the comfortable double-decker hop-on-hop-off bus
  • Enjoy value for your time and money
  • Perfect for first-time visitors to Munich
  • Hop-on 3 tours, and 13 stops throughout Munich with just a ticket
  • Enjoy all of the best sights the city has to offer at your leisure
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top double-decker bus
  • Hop-on and off the city sightseeing bus as many times as you wish

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • Hop-on and off the city sightseeing bus at an interesting point and walk around on your own.
  • Cool off with a bottle of beer at Hofbräuhaus beer hall one of the most famous in Munich.

Citysightseeing Bus Tours Discounts

  • With the ticket, you get discounts at attractions and other places in Munich.

How much is a 1/2/3 day Munich City Sightseeing Bus Tours?

Prices for the City Sightseeing Bus Tours service are:

  • 24 Hour Munich City Tour Ticket (7 Stops)

Adult (16-99) €14.90
Child (5-15) €8.90
Child (0-4) FREE

  • 24 Hours Munich City Tour Ticket (3 Tours)

Adult (16-99) €19.90
Child (5-15) €8.90
Child (0-4) FREE

  • 48 Hours Munich City Tour Ticket (3 Tours)

Adult (16-99) €21.90
Child (5-15) €8.90
Child (0-4) FREE

All children under 4 years ride the City Sightseeing Bus for free.

City Sightseeing Bus Tours Schedules

This tour is scheduled into two, Summer and Winter Tours

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Summer City Sightseeing tours (April to October)
  • City Tour
  • Duration: 1-hour Daily
  • Start time: 10am to 5pm
  • Frequency: every 10 to 20 minutes
  • Nymphenburg-Olympia Tour
  • Duration: 1-hour Daily
  • Start time: 10am to 4pm
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Schwabing Tour
  • Duration: 1-hour Daily
  • Start time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Frequency: every 2 hours

Winter Tours (November to March)

  • City Tour
  • Start time: Mon-Fri: 10am to 4pm
  • Frequency: every 30 to 60 minutes
  • Start time: Sat-Sun: 10am to 4pm
  • Frequency: every 15 to 30 minutes
  • Nymphenburg-Olympia Tour
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Start time: Mon-Fri: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm Sat-Sun: 10am to 4pm
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Schwabing Tour
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Start time: Mon-Fri: 12:30pm and 4:30pm Sat-Sun: 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Frequency: every 2 hours
  • Bus stops: There are 3 tours to choose from which are; the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park Tour, and the Schwabing Tour, and each route takes an hour. The three routes comprise of 13 stops throughout Munich.

NOTE: Tours end at 2 pm on 24 December and starts at 12 pm, 01 January annually.

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2. Munich Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour (Gray Line)

Munich Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour (Gray Line) (858)

Explore Munich in the easiest way ever possible on a fun-filled and flexible Grand Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Gray Line City Bus Tour. With just a 24-hour ticket, you get an express and exclusive tour to Munich's most amazing highlights and attractions. If you intend to take the excitement higher than ever, you can go for the 24 or 48 hour Grand Tour tickets which gives you a wider range of sights to see. You get to settle onboard a comfortable open-top double-decker Gray line bus an listen to an enlightening onboard audio commentary with a panoramic view of top attractions like the Hofbrauhaus, Marienplatz, and Viktualienmarkt just to name a few. Hop-on and off at any of the stops of your choice and go further on foot to see and admire attractions closer, you can board the bus at any of the stops you wish.

Key Points of Munich Hop-on hop-off Bus

  • Hop-on and off as many times as you want and see Munich at your leisure time
  • Enjoy the onboard live commentary
  • Explore highlights of Munich such as Marienplatz, the Pinatheken, and Karlsplatz
  • Get deep and learn the history of the city
  • Visit Odeonsplatz and the famous Hofbräuhaus
  • Shop at the Viktualienmarkt
  • See fantastic castles and gardens in Munich
  • Choose between the 24-hour Express, 24-hour or 48-hour Grand Tour tickets to explore a wider range of sights to see in Munich.

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • Upgrade to the 24 or 48-hour Grand tour ticket to see more sights in the city.
  • Hop-on and hop-off at any time and stop for a personal walking tour at your leisure.

Munich Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour (Gray Line) Discounts

  • With the ticket, you get discounts at shops, restaurants, and attractions in Munich.

How much is a 1/2/3 day Munich Hop-on hop-off Bus Tour?

Prices for the Munich Grand Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Bus tour services are:

24 Hours Munich Grand Tour Ticket

Adult (15-99) €22.00
Child (4-14) €11.00
Child (0-3) FREE

24 Hours Munich Express Tour Ticket

Adult (15-99) €17.00
Child (4-14) €10.00
Child (0-3) FREE

48 Hours Munich Grand Tour Ticket

Adult (15-99) €27.00
Child (4-14) €14.00
Child (0-3) FREE

All children under 3 years ride the Munich double-decker open bus for free.

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Munich Hop-on hop-off Bus Routes
  • Route 1
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes (to stops 1-6) and every 60 minutes (to stops 7-10)
  • Express Start time: 9:40 am - 6:00 pm (Apr-Oct) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Nov-Mar)
  • End time: 8:30 pm (Apr-Oct) 6:00 pm (Nov-Mar)
  • Grand Strat time: 9:40 am - 4:00 pm (Apr-Oct) 10:00 - 3:00 pm (Nov-Mar)
  • End time: 6:30 pm (Apr-Oct) 5:30 pm (Nov-Mar)
  • Bus stops: Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), Pinakotheken, Odeonsplatz, Icewave, Max-Joseph-Platz, Marienplatz, Karlsplatz, Nymphenburg Palace, Olympia Park, and Schwabing/Siegestor.

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TripAdvisor Rating of Hop-on hop-off Munich
  • TripAdvisor Reviews: with a very impressive rate of 5 by its former users, the Munich Grand Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Bus (Gray Line) sightseeing service ranks very well. The number of dissatisfied travelers is far below those that are very satisfied. The overall number of reviews is 858 and 370 of participating tourists rated the bus tour as excellent. About 212 previous users gave it a very good rate.
  • Viator Reviews: Tourists who have left reviews on Viator based on past experiences gave the Munich Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour (Gray Line) a 4 rate with an overall number of 968 past users.
  • Get Your Guide Reviews: Some people who got their tickets for the Munich Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour (Gray Line) through Get Your Guide website rated it a 4.3 (81 reviewers) rate.
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