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"Last Night" Hotel near Munich Airport

We plan to check-in, drop our car at the airport and take the S-Bahn to Munich for the afternoon. We leave the next morning. No hotel seems to have direct access to the airport and both the Novotel and, especially, the Kapinsky while close are rather expensive. Other hotels are cheaper but there is the problem of getting from Munich to the hotel and getting to the airport the next morning, early. Has anyone had to deal with this situation and what do you suggest?

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Why not keep the car and drop it off at the airport before your flight? I stayed at a hotel in Freising because I wanted to go to the Weihenstephan Brewery. Freising is about 7 minutes from the airport. It was an easy drop-off before catching a flight home. Or just arrange for an early taxi from you hotel to the airport.

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Thanks,Rob. My daughter suggested the short Munich trip. She was there a few years ago and it's been over 50 years since we visited. (Army late '50s to early '60s). Since our flight leaves in the am, we have to arrive early for security checks, etc. and wanted to make the morning less hassle. Thus the questions about transportation to and from Munich. At what hotel did you stay and do you know if there is an S-Bahn station within walking distance? Weihenstephaner is really good beer. I have only seen the Wiessbier locally. Regards, Ed

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You can stay at Holiday Inn Express-Munich Airport for a very decent price. They do have parking. A ride to the airport is available, however the 10 minute ride is not free. They're in Schwaig, SE of the airport. You're right about the costs of the other two close hotels--unaffordable. Munich has many fewer hotels surrounding their property than other like size airports. The regular HolidayInn.com website can handle reservations. The other Holiday Inn properties inside the city don't appear to be badly priced--relative to large European city hotel properties.

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Ed, When I was in Munich in September, I noticed a relatively new LETO Motel in Moosach (on the way to the airport). I've never stayed there, but it looks to be very modern, and the prices on their website seem reasonable. I wasn't sure if that would be an option for you, but thought I'd mention it. Happy travels!

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Thanks to all. I'll check out that reference to the Holiday Inn Express. Ed

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I forgot to mention I'll also look into the LETO hotel. Thanks for that one also.

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Hi Ed, We've been in the same situation. While not the most cost effective, it was very convenient: We drove to Erding (15 or so min. from the airport), I dropped my wife and our luggage at the Best Western Park Hotel (very nice) in Erding. I drove to the airport (easy drive), returned the car, got a taxi back to the Park Hotel and the hotel staff arranged for a taxi to pick us up at 5am. They even put out a small breakfast at 3:30am just for us. We spent the late afternoon and evening in the charming old town of Erding, a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Paul

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Thanks, Paul. However, I think we will go into Munich. It's been several decades since my wife and I have been. Our daughter was there only a few years ago. We won't see much, of course, but maybe visit the Marienkirche and have lunch outdoors, something that is difficult in the heat and humidity of Atlanta and walk around a bit. I'm betting my daughter will have us "scheduled". Ed

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"No hotel seems to have direct access to the airport..." Downtown, both the Holiday Inn City Center and the Hilton are near the S-bahn for a direct connection to the airport, with connection time of 30 to 45 minutes. I have not tried either, yet, but the Holiday Inn seems to have good prices and gets good reviews.

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Thanks, Roy, however we are not staying in Munich only visiting for a few hours after we arrive in the area. I plan to book the Holiday Inn Express and use their shuttle. It runs begining in the early am and their breakfast is available in the early am. Both fit our schedule. Thanks to all who replied to my posting. Ed

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I have stayed in Freising twice when I had an early morning flight out of MUC. There is a bus from the Bahnhof in Freising to the airport. Buses leave Freising every 20 minutes starting at 4:05. The trip takes 21 minutes. It drops you off right outside the terminals. Get rid of the car the day before in downtown Munich and take the S1 to Freising. Or, drop the car at the airport, take the bus to Freising, check into you hotel, then make the RT to town on the S1. If you get a Partner Gesamtnetz Tageskarte for 20,40€, it will cover the bus to Freising and the RT S-Bahn into town. You can find links to lists of accommodations, in English, on the Freising website.

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Thanks Roy and thanks to all. I've booked the Holiday Inn Express. No great shakes but it serves our purpose. I will keep all your suggestions in mind for the next trip. Please, no more replies are necessary. Ed

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Sorry, Lee. I had a certain person in mind and the wrong name just "typed itself".

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I was in the same situation in July...chose Hotel Erdinger Weissbrau in Erding. Really nice property, wonderful rooms, brewery tasting room and gift shop where an added bonus. Restaurant was superb and the staff created a really wonderful meal for our last night in Bavaria. The train stop is about a ten minute walk to the hotelcheck it out on googlemaps. The hotel does offer a shuttle service. We were no more than 15 minutes from the Munich Airport on the day of our departure. Hope this helps.

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Thanks, John, however I went ahead and booked the Holiday Inn Express near the airport. I will check out this property for the next time we do this, if there is a next time. Ed

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Last May, we stated at the Kapinski at Munich airport. Yes, it was very expensive but we thought it was worth it for the convenience. The hotel is in the airport--just walked out and directly to security to go to our gate.

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Hey Ed, I get the Weihenstephan Original at Sherlock's on Barrett Pkwy in Marietta. They also have the Augustiner beer that I came to love in Munich!

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Thanks, Rob. There's a Sherlock's Decatur, if I recall. It's a bit closer than Marietta. I'll look there. Ed

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2 subway lines go from the city directly to the airport - S1 or S8. There's no problem getting to the airport early, but it is about an hour ride, so plan accordingly. For awhile we stayed at several Rosenheimer/Hoch Strasse places in Munich - Holiday Inn, Hilton City, a Mercure. If you do an advance purchase it would be around $150 for a standard room The station is connected to the HI and Hilton, the Mercure is less than a block away on Hoch Str. We've also stayed in Erding - maybe 10 minutes away from the airport many times. It's a small city, very walkable, has a great thermal bath. We've done both the Mayr-Wirt, traditional Bavarian style - very good food and the Edinger Wiesses Brau hotel - very nice, but a little more up scale. There is also a Best Western. All offer a mini-van to the airport, but there might be a small fee at the first 2 places. I guess it would depend if you want a low-key night before or more action in the big city! The Hofbrauhaus is alwaya great last night - and they close at 11 pm, so you won;t be too sleeply the next morning!

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Kurt: Thanks for the suggestions. We'll keep them in mind for the next time as we are already booked at a property near the airport. We'll take the S8 into the city for a short venture and maybe an early dinner. Thanks to everyone who answered. I think we are all set. I will not be responding to anymore posts. Ed