Travel Instructions

By Train and other Public Transportation

You can reach our institute in Garching quite simply from the main train station in Munich by taking the S-Bahn and the underground (U-Bahn). From the main train station take any S-Bahn line in the direction of Ostbahnhof and exit at Marienplatz station. There, change to the U6 going to Garching-Forschungszentrum. Garching-Forschungszentrum is the end of the line. The trains run every 10 min

Costs of transportation from main train station to the Institute:
For travelling to Garching and back, the Single day ticket Zone M-2 is the best value for money. With this ticket you are allowed to use the MVV public transport within the M and second zone until 6:00 the next morning (ref. zones of the public transport). The current price for this ticket is 9.50 €. An alternative would be the Streifenkarte ("stripe ticket") with 10 strips. It costs around 14.00 €. There and back, 4 strips need to be devaluated for each direction. When purchasing tickets it is, in general, advisable to have coins or 5 € or 10 € notes to hand.

Additional information can be obtained using the Electronic Schedule Information (EFA) (please enter the name of the station: Garching b. München, Station: Forschungszentrum as destination). This service provides up to date information on the public transport timetables of Deutsche Bahn and regional traffic (including S-Bahn, underground and busses). You can also find additional information at MVV.

By Air and other Forms of Public Transportation

When you land at Munich international airport the best way to travel to our institute is to take the S-Bahn (Line 8) to Ismaning and then to switch to the bus (number 230) which goes to Garching - Forschungszentrum.

Costs of transportation from Airport to the Institute:
If you just want to travel to Garching and back to the airport we recommend you purchase the single day ticket for the zones 1-5 . With this ticket you are allowed to use the MVV public transportation in the zones 1-5 (outer district) until 6:00 the next morning (ref. zones of the public transport). The current price for this ticket is 10.60 €. A single day ticket for the zones M-5 is recommended if you also plan to travel to Munich city center. This ticket costs 13.00 €. For purchasing tickets it is, in general, advisable to have coins, 5 € or 10 € notes to hand.

Note:
Currently a single trip from the airport to the institute by taxi costs about 30 €.

By Car

When coming by car, the best way to reach us is by taking the highway A9 going east. Exit at Garching-Nord and drive along the Ludwig-Prandtl-Strasse until you reach the TU campus. You can find further information (exact location of the department and places to park) on the map below.

 

Location of the Department