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Layover in Munich Airport / Visit to Freising

I have a 3 hour 40 minute morning layover in Munich Airport on the way to Budapest. Would it be possible to visit Freising during layover or best to stay in airport? It seems Freising is fifteen to twenty minutes away by taxi.

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There is an MVV bus that runs between MUC and Freising. It takes about 18 minutes and runs every 20 minutes during most of the day. The fare is 2,70€ per person each way.

Even if your luggage is checked through all the way to Budapest and you have your boarding pass, you will still have to go through Schengen immigration check (I assume you are coming from the US) when you arrive in Munich. Deplaning, walking to immigration in the middle of Terminal 2, going through immigration, finding the bus, and getting to Freising could take most of an hour. Then you should get back to the airport two hours before flight time to go through security and get to your gate. That won't leave you much time to do anything in Freising, and remember, things you want to see, like the Weihenstephan brewery, are not at the Bahnhof and take time to get to.

I don't really think you would have time to see anything in Freising. Sorry. Stay at the airport.

Posted by
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Thank you. I will stick to the Biergarten inside the airport.

Posted by
106 posts

I don't think that is a long enough layover to be able to leave the airport and be back in time for your flight to Budapest. While the Munich airport is small enough that it's very manageable, there are two different terminals. Depending on your flights, you may have to travel from one terminal to the other to make your connection. We recently flew from Warsaw back into the States through Munich with a similar layover time. We had to go to the other terminal for the second leg of our flight. Between de-planing, taking the shuttle to the other terminal, going through customs, etc., we needed more than half of our layover time.

Grab some food and a bier in the airport and relax. It's not worth the stress of making sure you get to the gate for your connecting flight on time.

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Christine,

when you took the shuttle from T1 to T2, did you have to go back through security at T2, or were you considered still inside security?