Directions: Travelling to the Oktoberfest in Munich

Every year, guests stream from near and far to MunichÔÇÖs Theresienwiese, the venue for GermanyÔÇÖs world-famous Oktoberfest. Whether you travel by coach, car, train or plane, here you can get all the top tips and information on how best to travel to and from the festival, including parking options and using the available shuttle bus services.

Travelling to the Munich Oktoberfest by coach

Throughout the duration of the Oktoberfest 2020 (19.09-04.10), an exclusion zone is maintained around the Theresienwiese which also applies for coaches. As a result, it is not possible to drive to the Theresienwiese directly, and coaches can only park in the designated parking areas.

The parking options for coaches are as follows:

  • P+R bus terminals at the central bus station: ZOB ÔÇô Arnulfstra├če 21
  • Hansastra├če 51, IGA car park (capacity: 100 buses)
  • Messe Riem – ÔÇťP-NordÔÇŁ parking area (capacity: approx. 500 buses): Public transport connection: U2 to Innsbrucker Ring, change here onto the U5 to Theresienwiese. The car park is accessible via the M├╝nchen-Ost motorway exit, proceeding towards Munich before taking the Feldkirchen-West exit. Follow signs for ÔÇťP+R Messestadt-OstÔÇŁ from Feldkirchen-West.
  • Kunstpark Nord car park (capacity: around 200 buses)
    (The car park to the north of the Allianz Arena is only open on game days and can only be used by designated fan buses).
  • Parking spaces in public areas: Bus parking spaces are only available at weekends on T├╝bingerstra├če
  • Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, formerly Viehhof (Zenettistra├če 21): 50 bus parking spaces are available from Monday to Saturday, approximately 70 additional spaces are available only on Sundays and public holidays

Travelling by U-Bahn, S-Bahn, tram or bus to the Munich Oktoberfest

The cityÔÇÖs U-Bahn subway service stops directly next to the Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese station. However there are a number of alternative stations which are well-kept secrets and you should know:

  • Station Theresienwiese: U-Bahn lines U4 and U5
  • Stations Goetheplatz und Poccistra├če: U3 and U6 (substantially quieter)
  • S-Bahn: Hackerbr├╝cke (short walk to the festival grounds)
  • Alternative:

You can easily walk the last leg to the festival on foot from the main station in Munich

  • Tram: Lines 18 and 19 to the Holzapfelstra├če or Hermann-Lingg-Stra├če stops as well as lines 16 and 17 to the Hackerbr├╝cke stop
  • Bus: MetroBus line 53 to the Schwanthalerh├Âhe stop, MetroBus line 58 to the Georg-Hirth-Platz, Beethovenplatz or Goetheplatz stop. You can also take Bus 134 to the Theresienwiese via the Schwanthalerh├Âhe and Herzog-Ernst-Platz stops, Bus 62 via the Hans-Fischer-Stra├če, Poccistra├če or Herzog-Ernst-Platz stops.

Travelling to the Munich Oktoberfest by car

If you are travelling from within the region, we recommend parking in a designated area close to the motorway and then taking one of the following MVV transport connections:

Travelling by car on the A9 from Nuremberg direction::
Take the Garching-Nord exit to Garching-Forschungs-zentrum or the Garching-S├╝d exit to Garching Hochbr├╝ck or the Fr├Âttmaning exit to Fr├Âttmaning
Travel time with the U6 to Goetheplatz: 29 min., 24 min. and 20 min. respectively

Travelling by car on the A92 from Deggendorf direction:
Take the Freising Ost exit to Freising
Travel time with the S1 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 41 min.
Take the Flughafen M├╝nchen exit to Hallbergmoos
Travel time with the S8 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 36 min.

Travelling by car on the A94 from M├╝hldorf direction:
Take the Feldkirchen-West exit to Messestadt Ost
Travel time with the U2+U5 to Theresienwiese: 29 min.
Take the Feldkirchen Ost exit to Feldkirchen
Travel time with the S2 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 24 min.

Travelling by car on the A8 from Salzburg direction:
Take the Hofoldinger Forst exit to Sauerlach
Travel time with the S3 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 35 min.
Take the Unterhaching Ost exit to Neuperlach S├╝d
Travel time with the U5 to Theresienwiese: 19 min.

Travelling by car on the A95 from Starnberg direction:
Take the M├╝nchen-F├╝rstenried exit to F├╝rstenried West
Travel time with the U3 to Goetheplatz: 14 min.

Travelling by car on the A96 from Lindau direction:
Take the Sch├Âffelding exit to Geltendorf
Travel time with the S4 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 43 min.
Take the Germering exit to Harthaus
Travel time with the S8 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 19 min.

Travelling by car on the A8 from Augsburg direction:
Take the Dachau/F├╝rstenfeldbruck exit to Olching
Travel time with the S3 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 21 min.
Take the M.-Langwied exit to Lochhausen
Travel time with the S3 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 18 min.

Travelling by car on the A99 from the west:
From the M├╝nchen-Lochhausen/Gr├Âbenzell exit to Langwied
Travel time with the S3 to Hackerbr├╝cke: 14 min.

If you are travelling from within Munich itself, the following P+R sites are recommended:

North:
From Kieferngarten or Studentenstadt with U6 to Goetheplatz
West:
P+R Heimeranplatz with U4/5 to Schwanthalerh├Âhe
Im South-West:
From Klinikum Gro├čhadern or Aidenbachstra├če with U6 or U3 to Goetheplatz
South:
From Mangfallplatz with U1 to the Hauptbahnhof (and possibly change onto the U 4/5)
South-east:
From Neuperlach S├╝d, Michaelibad or Innsbrucker Ring with U5 to Theresienwiese

Visiting the Munich Oktoberfest with a camping van or caravan

Camping vehicles are not permitted anywhere in the area around Theresienwiese. The police are very vigilant (large fines can be enforced!). You are not permitted to sleep in a camping van on the street at the edge of the city either. The former car park in Arnulfstra├če and the Siegenburger Stra├če is also no longer open. However, the following areas are suitable for parking camping vehicles:

Messegel├Ąnde Riem: De-Gasperi-Bogen
Specially designated areas in the Messegel├Ąnde are available for camping vehicles with space for around 1,000 vehicles and bathroom facilities available. You can access this car park by taking the motorway A99 to the M├╝nchen-Ost exit and then changing onto the A94, following this motorway until the Feldkirchen West exit. Follow the signs for Messe/ICM.
The Oktoberfest is around 20 minutesÔÇÖ travel from here. Take the U2 or U7 to Innsbrucker Ring; and you can change onto the U5 to Theresienwiese.

Campingplatz M├╝nchen-Obermenzing
You can reach the Oktoberfest via bus line 164 (Campingplatz Obermenzing stop) towards Westendstra├če before alighting in Untermenzing. From here, take the S2 to Hackerbr├╝cke. You can walk the last 10 minutes to the festival on foot.

Campingplatz M├╝nchen Thalkirchen
Zentrall├Ąndstra├če 49
81379 M├╝nchen

Campingplatz M├╝nchen Obermenzing
Lochhausener Stra├če 59
81247 M├╝nchen

Campingplatz Langwieder See
Eschenrieder Stra├če 119
81249 M├╝nchen

Campingplatz Nord-West
Schrederwiesen 3
80995 M├╝nchen

Travelling to the Munich Oktoberfest by air

MunichÔÇÖs airport Franz-Josef-Strau├č is located around 20 kilometers from the city in the Erdinger Moos area. There are a variety of options for travelling into Munich from the airport:

  • S-Bahn: The S1 and S8 travel directly from the airport to the key stops in the city center. (Alight at the Hackerbr├╝cke stop)
  • The Airport-City-Day-Ticket is a good choice for a ticket covering the entire network ÔÇô it is available for both individual guests or as a partner ticket.
  • Bus: Lufthansa Airport Bus from the airport to the main station (approx. 45 minutes), it stops at Terminal 1 and 2, as well as Airport Center
  • Taxi: There are taxi ranks at both terminals (fastest way into the city, costs around 60ÔéČ per trip).