Munich has a superb public transportation system and while the city center can be explored on foot, the attractions in the surrounding area can be easily reached by the public transport system. The Hauptbahnhof is the main central station of Munich. The bus station is right next to the train station. Tageskarte or day tickets for all public transport in the central city costs € 4.50. For travelling within Greater Munich - that is, within an 80km radius - a day card can be bought for € 11. The Munich Welcome Card, supplied by the Munich Tourist Office, is another option. It includes a roundtrip S-Bahn ticket to the city center, free public transportation in Munich, and discounts on museums and other tourist attractions.
Using Munich's rapid-transit system is far better than using trams and high-priced taxis. You can use the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn, as well as trams and buses, all on the same ticket. The U-Bahn, or Untergrundbahn (the Underground), is the line most frequently used; the S-Bahn, or Stadtbahn,
reaches suburban locations.
Individual tickets can be bought from the blue automatic machines in all U-Bahn (Underground) stations, at some bus and tram stops, and inside trams as well. If you are making one trip only, a single-trip ticket will be priced at € 2. It can go as high as € 8 if you are traveling to a suburban area. However if you are making several journeys it is more economical to buy a Streifenkarte or a strip card, which costs € 9. Children aged 6 to 14 will use the red Kinderstreifenkarte (children's strip ticket) which costs € 3.80 for five strips. A trip within the metropolitan area is only one strip.
For further information on public transport you can call 089-41424344 or visit www.mvv-