Flights from Manchester to Munich take just over two hours with a direct service, although it may be the case that a connecting flight will be cheaper. It could be more convenient however to pay slightly more for a direct flight rather than connecting in a city such as Vienna, Zurich or Brussels. Getting a head start on your trip by flying earlier in the day may also cost a little extra, but again you may deem this to be worthwhile if you are shorter on time.
Manchester to Munich flights will set you down at a modern airport that is located almost 18 miles northeast of the city centre. Munich is a superb destination to visit all year round, with summer temperatures not soaring so high that exploration of the city’s cultural becomes uncomfortable, while the Christmas period is a vibrant and attractive time to make the trip. The infamous Oktoberfest sees flights and accommodation booked up early, so be aware that it runs from late September if you plan on attending.
Munich Airport is well-served by ground transportation links, with the rail service boasting two lines that depart the airport station close to Terminals 1 and 2 for the city every ten minutes. There are a number of bus routes that can be caught from outside the terminals that take passengers to surrounding cities such as Cologne and Frankfurt, in addition to Alpine areas like Innsbruck and Munich itself.
There are plenty of spots to catch a taxi, including outside of each of the five modules that make up Terminal 1, while there are also hotel shuttle services that can take you directly from the airport to your accommodation. Alternatively, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty all have offices for renting a vehicle of your own.