Munich

Swing a stein, explore Bavarian history or simply experience life in a modern German powerhouse.

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The bustling home of Oktoberfest, Munich has an eclectic mix of medieval and postmodern architecture, and a proud royal heritage, as well as a sporting pedigree like few other cities. The capital of Bavaria and Germany's third-largest city is a cultural and economic powerhouse.

Flying to Munich

Flying from London City Airport to Munich means you’ll head directly from London to the heart of Germany’s Bavarian region. Known for its beer festivals and the headquarters of global businesses dotted all around, Munich is Germany’s second-largest city, and a gateway to Austria and Switzerland. If you’re flying into the Bavarian capital for a city break, you’ll arrive close to all the tourist spots. Here’s everything you need to know about flying to Munich from London City Airport.

Flying from London City Airport to Munich: Q&A

Some of the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Munich are about how long it takes and where you’ll be once you land. Take a look at our FAQ section below to find answers to these questions and more.

How long is the flight from London to Munich?

It takes just 1 hour 45 minutes to fly from London City Airport directly to Munich. Getting to London City Airport is simple – just take the DLR from Bank and you’ll reach the terminal in about 20 minutes. On arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll be a 30-minute taxi ride from the centre of the city, or you can take the S1 or S8 S-Bahn light train to arrive in the central area of Maxvorstadt in under 40 minutes.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Munich?

There’s an early morning flight from London City Airport to Munich that runs from Monday to Saturday every week. If you’d rather head to Bavaria in the afternoon, a flight takes off from London City just after lunchtime every weekday. There’s also an evening flight scheduled Monday to Friday, and on Sundays too. Perfect for arriving on Sunday night ready for business on Monday morning.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Munich?

If you are flying directly between London City Airport and Munich, you will be flying with British Airways, and you can choose hand-luggage-only fares, as well as business-class seats. Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and KLM may also have fares available on this route; however, these won’t be direct flights so you’d be stopping en route – possibly with a layover.

Practical information about flying from London to Munich

You will need your passport to fly from London to Munich. You’ll be an hour ahead of UK time when you arrive too, so don’t forget to set your watch before you land to avoid any confusion. Taxis are readily available from Munich Airport – there are ranks outside terminal 1 and terminal 2.

What to expect in Munich

Munich is a busy and vibrant major city in the heartland of one of Germany’s most picturesque and historic regions. As a result, you’ll find Munich’s streets clean and modern, but with evidence of the city’s rich medieval past everywhere. Munich is famously proud of its beer heritage and is home to the Hofbrauhaus brewery – dating from the 16th century and a must for beer-lovers – and there’s also a healthy live music scene, with jazz bars and rock venues alongside the unsurprisingly popular techno clubs. Museums, markets and art galleries show off the city’s cultured side, and its many parks and green spaces offer a chance to enjoy the warm Bavarian sunshine. Locals here have a saying: “So not Berlin.” They’re right. Munich is unique, and just can’t be compared to its counterparts in Germany’s north.