Munich’s Transport Network – MVV

With public transit through Munich

The city of Munich has a large public transport network consisting of S-Bahn, U-Bahn tram and bus and is made up of the Munich city area with zone M, as well as zones 1-6 for the municipalities outside Munich. 

An overview of all zones can be found here, where all routes of the different means of transportation are marked. There are also individual network plans for U-Bahn & S-Bahn, tram & bus and the night line network.

The Tariff System

  • The Munich urban area is grouped together in Zone M. Adjacent municipalities are divided into zones 1-6. Here you can check in which zone your station is located and which ticket you need for your journey.
  • Single tickets, day tickets and 3-day tickets can be purchased either for zone M only, for selected zones 1-6 only or for zone M plus any number of zones.
  • A “Kurzstrecke” means a short trip up to the 4th stop, but only 2 stops with S-Bahn, U-Bahn or X-bus. The ticket for a short zone is valid for a maximum of 1 hour, the journey may be interrupted within the permitted stops. Return trips are excluded. A short trip can be bought with a single ticket or with a “Streifenkarte”, a strip ticket. The strip ticket is valid for several trips and zones and can be used at different times.
  • Single and stripe cards can be stamped either for zone M, individual zones 1-6 or zones M-1 to M-6. You can find the exact tariff information here. Please note that single and strip tickets are limited in time after stamping and are valid only in one direction. Day tickets, weekly tickets and monthly tickets are valid for any number of journeys.
  • Day tickets and 3-day tickets can also be purchased as group tickets for up to 5 persons.
  • There is a so-called IsarCard for weekly and monthly tickets. This is also available at a reduced rate for journeys from 9 a.m. or for persons aged 60 and over. There are also special training tariffs for pupils, students and trainees.
  • Carrying hand luggage, prams and taking your dog with you is free of charge.
  • Bicycles may be taken along for €3.00-, but not on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6.p.m.

The Deutschlandticket

Since May 2023, the "Deutschlandticket" has been valid nationwide on local and regional transport and, with a monthly subscription of €49, is a cheaper alternative to monthly tickets, especially in the greater Munich area. For students, trainees or those doing voluntary service, a discounted subscription of €29 is even possible. The subscription also automatically extends, so you don't have to worry about purchasing a new ticket every month. It can also be canceled monthly.

The ticket is valid for the entire local public transport, i.e. bus, streetcar, subway, S-Bahn and regional trains (2nd class). It may not, however, be used for long-distance services or private providers. Furthermore, it is non-transferable, only children under the age of six may travel free of charge.

The MVG recommends you use the "Deutschlandticket" as a mobile-ticket in the MVGO app. Alternatively, the ticket is also available as a chip-card.

More information can be found here.

Tips for a comfortable journey

  • In order to be able to see the next connection possibility, we recommend the timetable information of the MVV.
  • You can also check this while on the move with the MVV-App.
  • If you don't have the right amount of change, you can also buy the MVV-MobileTicket.

Mr. Lodge wishes you lots of fun exploring the city of Munich and a good trip!

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