How to get around in Munich?

Traveling within Munich

Public transportation systems

As well there is a very good public transportation system. One of the most
important transportation system within the

From the central station you have plenty of connections to all parts of the city.

There are

  • city trains (S- Bahn)
  • underground trains (U-Bahn)
  • trams
  • buses
  • taxis

City Trains- S-Bahn

Use this to traverse Munich’s North-South and East-West axis and get into the outer districts. 
S-Bahn is the abbreviation for Schnellbahn (means in English “fast train”). The  lines are marked with an “S” (for example, S8). The main axis runs from Pasing in the west, through theHauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) to München Ostbahnhof (Train station in the East).

Underground trains: U-Bahn

The undergorund trains cover more specific locations within the city besides the S-Bahn. U-Bahn is the abbreviation for “Untergrund Bahn” (underground train) and they are marked with a “U” (e.g. U4).

Like any other bigger city Munich has got a Tram. It will bring you to further destinations within Munich.
They’re handy for getting you places trains, S-bahn, U-Bahnt don’t go.

 How to come to the Oktoberfest?

The best way to get to the Oktoberfest is to go there on foot. It is about 15 minutes away from Munich’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) and is easy to find. In most cases you don’t even have to ask someone, you only have to follow the crowds. Another way of getting there is by underground: use lines no. 4 or 5 and get off at “Theresienwiese” or no. 3 or 6 and get off at “Goetheplatz”. When you use the first option, you will be directly on the Wies’n when you leave the underground, from Goetheplatz you will have to walk a few meters. Tram no. 19 also stops near the Oktoberfest/ Octoberfest. It does not make sense to use your private car or bike as you will not find a place to park your car. If you come by bike, be sure to leave it somewhere safe but this can be difficult as vandalism by drunkards is quite common.

Here are the best public transport systems which you can use to go the Oktoberfest:

Which Line Station Minutes Walk from Station to the Oktoberfest Which Side of the Oktoberfest
City trains (S-Bahn) S1-S8 Hackerbrücke 10-15 North
S1-S8 Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) 15-20 North
2-3 East
U3/U6 Goetheplatz 5 South
U3/U6 Poccistr. 5-10 South East
Tram 18/19 Holzapfelstr. or Hermann – Lingg-Str. 5 North
The guide helps you with getting around and what you should do and what you should avoid

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