Car hire in Munich Airport
Basic info and car hire in Munich Airport
IATA airport code: MUC
ICAO airport code: EDDM
Full name: Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
Location: Near Freising
Hub for: Air Dolomiti, Condor, Lufthansa, Lufthansa City Line
Website: Official Airport Web Page
Contact: +49 89 975-844 44, firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner: Flughafen München GmbH
Elevation: 1,487 ft / 453 m
Number of Runways: The Munich airport has two runways, 08R/26L and 26R/08L with each measuring around 4,000 meters 13,120 ft long and around 60 meters (200 ft) wide.
About Munich Airport
Munich Airport is a major international airport located around 28.5 km 17.7 km (30 minutes’ drive) from the north east of Munich, the capital of Bavaria close to the old city of Freising, Germany. A car hire at Munich Airport will give you the freedom of exploring and visiting Munich and its surroundings at your own pace. Munich Airport is ranked as the second busiest airport in Germany behind Frankfurt Airport, and according to 2016 provisional statistics, it is the 9th busiest airport in Europe with over 42 million passengers and a 3.1% compared to the 2015 40 million passengers. In 2015, it ranked 15th regarding international passenger traffic and was named the 34th busiest airport worldwide. As at February 2017, Munich airport has flights to over 250 destinations which make it ranked as the fifth most destinations in the world.
Drive your rental car around Munich Airport
Once you finished all the process and paper work a car hire at Munich airport requires, you can get on the road immediately. It doesn’t mean whether you are in the city to work or just for fun, there is much to see and do in Munich, and its surrounding. With your rental car, you can visit some of the fantastic shopping malls, museums and also explore the rest of Bavaria too. There are lots of dinning and refreshments bars. Some of the most famous bars and dinning include Lobby Café, Allresto Snack Bar, Spazio Italia, Piazza Monaco, and Airbräu, a well-known bar that has its own brewery, with lots of Bavarian dishes.
With the help of the three orbital ring roads the A99 outer ring road, Mittlerer Ring and Altstadtring inner ring road you can get to any desired part of the city faster. Munich is a major city in the southern Germany and serves as road hub to good fast routes to all directions.
You can visit the famous baroque palace of Nymphenburg to spend some time alongside the Isar. Drive your rental car to beautiful lakes like Tegernsee or even spending some time near the Alps in the Chiemsee area could also be a great tour round the Munich.
A visit to the home of Germany’s best soccer team, Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena on the suburb of the city could be a good experience too. The German roads are usually well constructed, and there are no traffic hassles. Their rules of the road are the same with the rest of other Europe countries with speed limit 80mph on motor and carriage ways, 62mph on smaller roads and 31mph in local areas.
Services in Munich Airport
Some other available exclusive services in the Munich Airport includes
- Meet & Assist service
- Brants Barber & Shops
- Porter Service
- Mobility service
- 24/7 Wi-Fi (Accessing the web for free)
- Chi – Mas – Institute
- Cosmetic Institute
At the Munich Airport, there are two business lounges at the terminal 1 which are Atlantic Lounge and Europa Lounge where you can refresh yourself and wait for your flight. And if you are low-cost traveler you can relax and wait for your flight at the Lufthansa Business Lounge and enjoy some great services such as
- Beverages (alcohol)
- Premium Food Buffet
- Flight Information Monitor
- Beverages (non-alcoholic)
- Printers & Copiers
Kinderland (The playing paradise for children) is in the Munich airport’s center for children between the ages 3-10 to play.
Across the airport, there are many ATMs and banks, by HypoVereinsbank, Deutsche Post, Sparkrasse, and ReiseBank. And also at the onsite of the Munich airport is a post office.
History of Munich Airport
The Munich Airport construction work started in 1980, twelve years before the airport actually began operations in 1992 and was named after the former Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss. Calling the airport by its full name “Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß” is not too common.
Munich airport was initially built to replace the busy Munich-Riem Airport, which dated back as early as 1936 and was serving more than 11 million passengers yearly. In 2002, a second terminal which can handle up to 25 million passengers a year building was built, and as it is now the construction of a third runway seems needed.
For two successive years in 2006, Munich airport was named as the Best airport in Europe and the third best in the world.
Petrol stations near Munich Airport
Agip Gas station at Nordallee 45 is the nearest petrol station to the Munich airport. Before drop-off check the fuel policy of your car hire at Munich Airport, just to save additional costs that a car agent can charge you.
There are many petrol stations around the Munich airport, and some of them include OMV Gas Station in München-Flughafen, Esso Gas Station in Freising, but if you need a petrol station near the Munich airport, there is Agip Gas station at Nordallee 45 with just 5 minutes’ drive. And you can also use Google maps to find the nearest petrol station while at the Munich airport or in a particular area.