Munich Public Transport

The best way of getting around in Munich is to use the public transport system. There are buses, trams, the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn.

Munich is one of Germany’s most attractive cities. Not only for tourists from all over the world but also for the many businesses that have chosen to locate here. One of the things that attract people to Bavaria’s capital is an extensive public transport system that runs very smoothly. The system combines the services provided by Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), private bus operators in the city that contract with MVG, S-Bahn München GmbH, and regional bus operators.

Operating Munich’s underground, buses, and trams, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) has played an important part in this success story. Modern, environmentally-friendly cars that are accessible to the physically challenged, well-trained staff, and a wide range of information and other services figure prominently among its strengths.

A total of more than 550 underground cars, 96 trams and over 250 buses belonging to the fleet of MVG parent company Stadtwerke München (SWM) are in service for Germany’s second largest municipal transport operator. What is more, some 200 buses are operated by businesses partnering with MVG.


From every pub, disco, theatre and cinema, the MVG Nightlines will take you home safely all night long - to nearly every destination in Munich.


On nights before working days the four nighttram lines N17, N19, N20 and N27, as well as the nightbusses N40, N41 and N45, are in service. Every hour between 1.30 AM and 4.30 AM all nighttram lines and the nightbus N40 meet for 5 minutes at the interchange station Karlsplatz (Stachus) where you can change to any other nightline.

On weekends

On the nights before Saturdays, Sundays ,and bank holidays these same services run every half hour. That means they then meet every 30 minutes at the interchange station Karlsplatz (Stachus). Additionally, every half hour the nightbusses N42, N44, N47 and N48 operate - every hour the nightbusses N80 and N81. Shortly after 2 AM late night suburban trains still run to almost all stations in the area.

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