Car Hire at Munich Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to hear the Sound of Music in Salzburg, experience Octoberfest in Munich or visit the gateway to the Bavarian Forest in Regensburg, you can find the best car hire at Munich Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Munich Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Alicante Airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europecar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty and Terstappen Autovermietung. All of the desks are inside the terminal, on level 3, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Munich Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily for anyone hiring a car at Munich Airport, there are two petrol stations located at either entrance to Munich Airport. The Agip station is located on Nordalle, just off the main Zentralalle taking the south airport exit while the OMV garage is located on the Erdinger Alle near the north exit. Both are just a couple of minutes drive.
Driving around Munich Airport
Munich Airport has well connected road links to the region. The A92 links the airport with the centre of Munich while the A9 Autobahn also connects Nuremberg and the north. These two main roads link up to the A8 that goes to Austria in the south and Stuttgart to the west and the A94 that links east and west. There are currently no toll roads in Germany for car drivers, however there is a plan to possibly introduce these in the near future.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Munich Airport.
Undamaged during WWII, this is one UNESCO medieval centre worth seeing. Perched on the mighty Danube River, Regensburg shimmers by night. By day, this gateway to the Bavarian Forest comes to life with beer gardens, theatre, opera, markets and fabulous beer gardens. It also boasts the oldest fast food eatery in the world!
Regensburg is just an hour’s drive from Munich Airport. Get onto the A92 via the Zentralallee exit of the airport and simply follow the signs to Regensburg, coming off at exit 42 for the city centre.
The birthplace of Mozart is a breath-taking spectacle. Stunning historic architecture, fortresses and castles frame the surrounding mountains. Vibrant and lively market squares fill with people and locally grown and made produce. Take a Sound of Music tour or venture into the salt mines. Drink in lively beer halls or dine on the finest desserts in Europe in elegant cafes in this sparkling city.
Exit the airport onto the Zentralallee and head towards Freising. Continue onto the A99 which is then signposted to Salzburg. Exit this road at the 288 which while take you into the centre of the city. A toll road is located at the border with Austria and it is essential that you have purchased a ‘toll sticker’ BEFORE travel otherwise a hefty fine of €130 will be imposed. You can avoid the Austrian Autobahn by taking the A-8 Munich-Salzburg Autobahn as far as the Siegsdorf exit. From there take the B-306/B305 (Deusche Alpenstrasse - German Alpine Highway) to Berchtesgaden and on to Salzburg. This will adds about 1/2 hour to the trip, but with stunning scenic views.
Cultural Munich is home to the iconic Octoberfest and Bayern Munich Football Club but it also boasts a stunning historic centre with beautiful architecture, a cutting edge arts district, tranquil English gardens and more palaces, castles, theatre and opera than you can cram into a weekend! Check out our guide on things to do in Munich to learn more.
Munich city centre is just half and hour’s drive from Munich Airport. Head west onto the Zentralallee then take the Munich exit at the roundabout. Continue on the A92, following signs for Munich until you come to exit 76. Take this exit and continue on the B2R road into the city centre.
Parking in Munich is charged from 8am to 11omo. Prices for parking on the streets are between €1 and €2.50 per hour. Throughout the city centre there are "blue zones" which regulate parking to a maximum of 2 hours at €2.50 per hour. Dotted blue lines are for disabled drivers, yellow lines are for taxis, red lines mean no parking at any time while orange lines are for deliveries only. There are also public car parks available marked with blue signs with a white capital ‘P’. These vary from €2 to €6 per hour or €8 to €30 per day. Some hotels in Munich have car parking; usually this costs extra.
Prices subject to change