From Munich Airport to Oberstdorf in the Alps

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Oberstdorf Station
Oberstdorf Station

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We hope you enjoyed your flight and look forward to welcoming you back on board… You may still have those words in mind when you are already looking to get from the Franz-Joseph-Strauß airport in Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) to Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf vacation rentals | Oberstdorf travel guide), as quickly and comfortably as possible.

There are several options for you, from quick to quaint, from affordable to luxurious.

Rent a Car from the Munich Airport to Oberstdorf (Autobahn)

You could rent a car at the airport, ideally making a reservation before your departure to Munich. Just pack in the family (don't forget the luggage!), familiarize yourself with the GPS system, put in your destination, and get going.

The way will first lead you around Munich on the autobahn, and then straight south. Don't be surprised if the going gets slow around Kempten, towards the end of the section - there's a traffic jam here almost every day.

The 200 km will probably take you at least 2.5, maybe 3 hours.

Rent a Car from the Munich Airport to Oberstdorf (Sightseeing Route)

Second variant: Pick up the rental car and have someone, if needed, show you how to get to your destination staying off the autobahns. It's still some 200 km, but in the South of Munich, driving through the beautiful countryside of the Pfaffenwinkel between the Starnberger See and Ammersee lakes. It will take 4-5 hours, and you could rest a bit in the Voralpenland where the Alps are just starting to rise.

Allgäu Express - ALEX

You don't want to get a rental car, but to get to Oberstdorf quickly and safely, anyways? Meet ALEX. The Allgäu Express connects Munich and Oberstdorf, leaving once every hour from the S-Bahn station Pasing, to which you can get from the airport on bus line 635. Second class seats are EUR 35; first class, EUR 50; the journey takes 3.5 hours.

Take a taxi from the Munich Airport to Oberstdorf

There is also the truly luxurious alternative:

Take a taxi from the airport to Oberstdorf. It will set you back EUR 280 (for up to three passengers and baggage. For more people or more baggage, there are also taxi buses which cost EUR 350.

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This travel guide has been written by Gaby Leeser.

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