Munich U-Bahn

Munich U-Bahn Information

The Munich U-Bahn is a popular means of public transportation in Munich, Germany. The system began operations on 19th October 1971 and presently has 8 lines that serve 96 stations. The network has a total system length of 95 km (59.0 miles). The system is operated and owned by Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, which is the Munich Transport Company. As per 2012, the system had daily ridership of 1,035,600 and an annual ridership of 378 million passengers.

Munich U-Bahn Map

Map of Munich U-Bahn showing various routes and stations is below.  Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also download the Munich U-Bahn Map PDF.

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Munich U-Bahn Hours

The U-Bahn service starts operations at around 4:15 am and run until 1:30 am. The frequency of trains during rush hours is five minutes.

Munich U-Bahn Fare, Pass and Ticket 

The fares depend on the distance travelled and are zone based. A 1 zone ticket costs 2.60 €, while a 2 zone and 3 zone ticket costs 5.20 € and 7.80 € respectively. A ticket for 4 or more zones costs 10.40 €. Children ticket (aged 6-14 years) regardless of the zones travelled, costs 1.30 €.

Riders can purchase single day tickets for 1 day or 3 days. This ticket is valid for people aged 15 years and older. The 1 day ticket allows multiple journeys on the selected day till 6:00 am the following day. Similarly a 3 day ticket can be used for unlimited travel for three consecutive nights, till 6:00 am the fourth day. A 1 day ticket costs 6.00 €. A 3 day ticket costs 15.00 €. Partner day tickets can be purchased for unlimited travel on one and three days and are valid for up to five adults and two children (6-14 years). The price is 11.20 € and 25.90 € respectively for one and three days.

A children’s day card valid for the entire network can be used for any number of trips on the selected day to 6 o clock the following day. The card costs 2.90 €.

Travelers can also purchase single city tour cards. These are valid for a single person aged 15 years and above and can be purchased for 1, 3 and 4 days. These are valid on all public transport and also provide discounts on certain tourist attractions. A one day card costs 10.90 €, while three day and four day card costs 20.90 € and 25.90 € respectively.

Passengers can also buy Bicycle day ticket for the transit of their bikes on S-Bahn, U- Bahn and other regional trains within MVV network. The transit of bikes is however not allowed during peak hours on weekdays. The ticket costs 2.50 €.

Children under the age of 6 years travel free.

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Munich U-Bahn Parking

There are a number of parking lots available at each metro station. Direct parking facilities are very rare, and some stations offer parking facilities for more than 570 cars. The parking space is well marked and easy to find.

Munich U-Bahn Rules and Tips

Transit of small pets is allowed for free. For additional pets, child fares apply, if not travelling in a carrier. Bikes are allowed on U-Bahn for a fee of 2.50 €. However, these are not allowed during peak hours on weekdays, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The tickets can be inspected any time and need to be validated at the ticket gates on the platforms. A penalty of 40 € is levied, if caught travelling without a valid ticket. The metro stations also provide parking facilities.

Munich U-Bahn Lines

Munich U-Bahn Metro network runs 95 kilometers, and the train operates at a speed of 80km/hr. The metro operates continuously even during the night, and the metro remains closed on special occasions. Currently, Munich U-Bahn consists of seven lines serving 96 stations in total.

  • Munich U-Bahn Line U1 – The U1 metro trains runs between Olympia and Einkaufszentrum and the line operate underground. U1 started operating along with U2 in the beginning, and now it operates on a separate line. U1 route has a length of 12.2 km and the U1 line merges into the U2 track at Munchen Hauptbahnhof.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U2 – The underground route U2 runs between the route of the north of Feldmoching and Messestadt Ost. The route U2 has undergone so many changes that it was first called U8. This is the only line that runs through all three line families. The length of this route is 24.4 km.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U3 – Through U3 line the metro runs between Moosach and Furstenried West. Construction of U3 line was speeded up when the city hosted Olympic Summer Games in 1972. In 2010, U3 line was extended from Olympia Einkaufszentrum to Moosach and this new station makes the last one to be opened with a further extension plan.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U4 – The U4 line runs between Westendstrabe and Arabellapark. The route has only 9.3km, serving 13 stations. This is the only line that operates with 2 or 3 train set. During the evening from 21.00 hours, U4 line operates between Max-Weber-Platz and Arabellapark and further gets transferred to U5 heading towards the west.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U5 – The U5 line operates between Laimer Platz and Neuperlach Sud. The length of this route is 15.4km. U5 after reaching Westendstrabe shares the track with U4 towards Max-Weber-Platz.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U6 – The line U6 operates between Garching- Forschungszentrum and Klinikum Grobhadern. This is the oldest tunnel built line with a length of 27.4 km.
  • Munich U-Bahn Line U7 – The line U7 runs between Westfriedhof and Neuperlach Zentrum. This line was opened in December 2011.

Munich U-Bahn Pictures

Munich U-Bahn  Resources

  1. Munich U-Bahn on Wikipedia
  2. Official Website of Munich U-Bahn