Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport

Traveling to and from Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport

On this page, you will find the information you need to easily make your way through Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport to your destination.

Information

  • Notice of change check-in location
    From October 29th, 2023, check-in counters are available on the ground floor (Level 3) 311-314.

Guide to Germany’s Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport

Arrival and departure terminal maps and other information for navigating Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport.

Arrival Terminal

Arrival map of Munich airport
Passport Control and Inspection

Please present passport. Note: A Disembarkation Card is not necessary when entering Germany. See Special Guidance info on this page for details if traveling to and/or between Schengen countries.

Customs
  • If you need to submit a tax application at Customs, please follow the red line.
  • If you do not need to make a declaration, please follow the green line.
Unaccompanied Minors
  • Letter of Consent is required for the travelers under the age of 18 entering and/or departing from Germany without parents/guardians.
  • In accordance with German law, minors under the age of 18 entering and/or departing from Germany alone (including transit passengers*) must prepare a consent letter signed by a parent/guardian.
    • Applicable passengers should contact their nearest German embassy, consulate or honorary consul. If you are a German resident, please contact your nearest Federal Police office or relevant public institution.
  • In addition to the above, passengers between 5 and 11 traveling alone are required to use ANA Junior Pilot program.

Departure Terminal

Departure map of Munich airport
Airport Map Information

Flights operated by ANA Group will depart from Terminal 2. The lounges on G-Level (Level 4) are located before Immigration. The lounges at H-Level (Level 5) are located after Immigration. We recommend using the lounge on H-Level since it is closer to the ANA Departure Gate. Get details on Munich airport lounges.

Check-In
VAT refunds

A value-added tax (VAT) is applied to items purchased in Germany or other EU countries, but visitors may apply for the refund of the tax.

  • VAT refunds may not be provided by some shops, please check the shop for tax-free handling and process a Tax Refund Check.
  • Show the purchased item, your passport, boarding pass and Tax Refund Check to the Customs official at departure and have the check stamped.
Fast Track Security Screening

Some travelers are eligible for Fast Track Security Screening. Travelers should look for the Gold Track signs.

Eligible Travelers

  • Business class
  • Diamond service members
  • Platinum service members
  • Super Flyers members
  • Star Alliance Gold members

Travelers can bring one accompanying guest.

Transit

Transit from ANA flights to other airlines map of Munich airport
Transfer from ANA to other airlines

Passengers connecting from ANA to Germany domestic flights or Schengen Agreement countries (Boarding gate initial letter: G or K)

  • Please check the boarding gate for your connecting flight. Please go down one floor (H-LEVEL) from the arrival floor and proceed along the letter "G" or "K", which is the initial letter of the boarding gate. At Munich Airport, there are immigration and security inspections as well as customs inspections for carry-on baggage. Then, please proceed to the boarding gate for your connecting flight. If the boarding gate for your connecting flight is K-Gate, take the shuttle to the satellite terminal, then proceed to the K-Level boarding gate.

Passengers connecting from ANA to flights to non-Schengen Agreement countries (Boarding gate initial letter: H or L)

  • Please check the boarding gate for your connecting flight. Please go down to the next floor (H-LEVEL) from the arrival floor and proceed along the letter "H" or "L", which is the initial letter of the boarding gate. After passing through the security check, if the boarding gate for your connecting flight is H-Gate, please proceed directly to the H-Level boarding gate. If the boarding gate for your connecting flight is L-Gate, take the shuttle train to the satellite terminal, then proceed to the L-Gate boarding gate. (In either case, there is no need to go through immigration inspection at Munich Airport.)
Transit from other airlines to ANA flights map of Munich airport
Transfer from other airlines to ANA

Passengers connecting from Germany domestic flights or Schengen Agreement countries to ANA:

  • After arriving, go down one floor to H-level in order to go through Immigration. Then proceed to the boarding gate for your ANA flight.

Passengers connecting from non-Schengen countries to ANA flights:

  • Note: The boarding gate varies with the country of departure and you may have to go through security.
  • However, please proceed to the boarding gate for the ANA flight following the display of "Gate H."

Munich Airport (MUC) to Downtown Munich

  • * "→" indicates the route.

Bus (As of November 4, 2020, it does not go to Munich Central Station and instead stops at a bus stop called Munich Nordfriedhof. Also, it does not arrive at or depart from Airport Terminal 1. It now operates from 6:20 to 22:20, every 30 minutes.)

Lufthansa Express Bus

MUC → Central Sta. (Hauptbahnhof)

  • Platform: Stops in the order of Terminal 2 → Terminal 1 (Area A) → Munich Airport Center MAC → Terminal 1 (Area D)
  • Time required: Approx. 45 minutes to Central Sta.
  • Fare: €11 (when purchasing tickets from the bus driver), €10.50 when purchased from the website.
  • Operating hours: departing Terminal 2 6:30 to 22:30 (15-minute intervals)

Train

S-Bahn 1 (S1)

MUC → Central Sta. (Hauptbahnhof)

  • Platform: Airport Sta. (Flughafen Munchen) underground platform
  • Time required: Approx. 46 minutes to Central Sta. underground platform
  • Fare: €11.90
  • Operating hours: Mon. to Fri. 4:33 to 0:11 (following day), Sat./Sun./Public Hols 5:31 to 0:11 (following day) (20-minute intervals)
S-Bahn 8 (S8)

MUC → via Marienplatz → Central Sta. (Hauptbahnhof)

  • Platform: Airport Sta. (Flughafen Munchen) underground platform
  • Time required: Approx. 40 to 45 minutes to Central Sta. underground platform
  • Fare: €11.90
  • Operating hours: Every day 4:04 to 1:24 (Every 20 min. except for late at night), the last train is 1:44 the following morning on Fri., Sat., and on the night before a holiday (excluding Dec. 25)

Taxi

  • Platform: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Arrival Floor Exit
  • Time required: Approx. 40 to 45 minutes
  • Fare: Approx. €70 to 80 to Central Sta. and surrounding areas
  • Operating hours: 24 hours

Instructions for Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport

Traveling Between Schengen Countries

The establishment of the EU and the Schengen Agreement has simplified entry and departure procedures within Europe. Once a Japanese national has arrived at one of the Schengen countries, travel within that country is treated as “internal domestic” travel. The following entry and departure procedures apply to passengers traveling from one Schengen country to another Schengen country.

  • Entry:
    • Taken only in the first country of arrival.
    • Customs inspection for carry-on baggage is made at the first country of arrival and at the final destination for checked-in baggage.
  • Departure:
    • Taken only in the last Schengen country to be departed from.
    • The Customs inspection is made at the destination country.

Note: Entry/departure procedures may take an extended amount of time if the passenger does not possess a letter of consent. This letter does not guarantee permission to enter and/or depart from the country, since this is at the discretion of Immigration officer.

Visa

Passengers who plan to obtain their visa after their arrival in a Schengen country other than Germany will need a Schengen visa when going through Immigration in Germany. Passengers to whom this condition applies should inquire with their nearest German embassy or consulate.