Airfare to Munich, Germany
Most travelers know Munich thanks to its world-famous party, Oktoberfest. Outside of this beer-swilling festival, Munich attractions include Baroque and Roccoco architecture and the nearby Alps. The third-largest city in Germany in terms of population, Munich is also the nation’s most expensive place to live.
Airfare to Munich will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Berlin, Germany or Salzburg, Austria. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. HLX and Germanwings fly to Munich. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Lufthansa is the national airline. However, British Airways, Swiss and other airlines also stop in Munich.
The most expensive air tickets to Munich are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Berlin, Germany or Salzburg, Austria and traveling overland to Munich via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Munich, check out BootsnAll’s Munich Travel Guide.