Munich's main station:  Location map

Munich has just one main station, a large modern station known as Munich Hauptbahnhof and used by almost all trains serving the city.  Hauptbahnhof simply means main station and it's often abbreviated to Hbf.  Some trains call at Munich Ost or Munich Pasing on their way into or out of Munich Hbf and these secondary stations are also shown on the map below.  Munich Hbf is a major rail hub and you'll often find yourself changing trains here, whether travelling from London to Budapest, Amsterdam to Zagreb or Berlin to Rome.

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small bullet point  Which platform for your train?

small bullet point  First class DB Lounge

small bullet point  Luggage lockers, ATMs, WiFi

small bullet point  Somewhere to eat between trains

small bullet point  Hotels near the station

small bullet point  Walking into the city centre

small bullet point  Taxis, U-bahn, S-bahn


Other stations

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On other pages

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small bullet point  Trains from other European cities to Munich

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Station overview

Munich Hbf is a modernist post-war station built in the 1950s, but it's light and airy and a pleasant place to be with lots of shops and kiosks.  It's a terminus for mainline trains, so as you can see in the photo below there is easy level access from street to concourse to platforms without any steps or stairs, so no problem at all changing trains with luggage.  It's a safe place to be at any time of day or night.  The office block that used to sit in front of the station, through which the main station entrance ran, has been demolished, so as I write this access between concourse and street is through the side exits with a lot of rebuilding work going on.

There's more about the station's history & layout at

For an plan of the station & more about facilities, accessibility & opening hours see

The concourse at Munich Hauptbahnhof

The main hall at Munich Hbf showing the DB information desk (with the awning) under the main departure boards.

The main hall at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Another view of the main hall, where platforms 11-26 are lined up (platforms 11-23 visible here).

The concourse at Munich Hauptbahnhof

The main hall again, with platforms 19-26 visible.  The exit to Arnulfstrasse is just out of shot to the right.

The concourse at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Looking across the main hall, platforms 11-26 on the left, exit to Arnulfstrasse visible on the far side.

Which platform for your train?

The platforms at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Platforms 11-26 are the main platforms, in the main hall.  There are no ticket gates or checks, you just freely walk off the concourse onto the platforms.

Platforms 5-10 at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Platforms 5-10 (Holzkirchen wing), south of the main platforms, outside the main trainshed.  You reach these by walking down platform 11 (that's 11 on the right).  The BRB regional trains to Salzburg usually leave from these platforms, as do private operator Westbahn's trains to Vienna.

Platforms 27-36 at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Platforms 27-36 (Starnberger wing), north of the main platforms, outside the main trainshed.  You reach these by walking down platform 26.  The EuroCity trains to Zurich often leave from platform 27 in this wing.  It has its own exit onto Arnulfstrasse.

DB first class lounge

Left luggage, ATMs & WiFi

Luggage lockers at Munich Hauptbahnhof

Luggage lockers, located in the passageway behind the main concourse.

Somewhere to eat between trains


The Augustiner-Keller, set in its own grounds an 8 minute 600m walk from the station.

Pumpkin soup & beer at the Augustiner-Keller, Munich   Meal at the Augustiner-Keller, Munich

Pumpkin soup.


Duck & pork.

Walking to the city centre

Local transportTaxis, U-bahn, S-bahn

Hotels near Munich Hbf

Eden Hotel Wolff Munich   Room at the Eden Hotel Wolff Munich

The Eden Hotel Wolff.


A standard room at the Eden Hotel Wolff.

Hotels in Munich old town

Munich Ost Location map

Munich Ost (Munich East) is a secondary through station on the eastern side of the city with 14 platforms.  In an ideal world you'd never need to go here, but several key sleeper trains by-pass Munich Hbf to avoid having to change direction there, and use Munich Ost instead.  This includes the Paris-Vienna & Brussels-Vienna Nightjets and the sleeper between Stuttgart and Venice, Budapest & Zagreb.  And occasionally trains may be diverted to Munich Ost due to trackwork.

Station facilities

Munich Ost is not much of a station.  There's an information counter and ticket office at the foot of the escalators from the main entrance.  There are various food outlets including a Burger King, a Subway and a Coffee Fellows cafe.  There are coin-operated luggage lockers in the passageway under the tracks.  There are usually plenty of taxis in the taxi rank outside the main entrance.  Platforms are numbered 1 to 14 starting with platform 1 on the northwest side nearest the main entrance.  The station has free WiFi, select WIFI@DB.  More information at

Dinner before your sleeper? 

If you're catching a late-night sleeper from Munich Ost to Paris, Brussels, Venice, Budapest or Zagreb, head for the Haidhauser-Augustiner Bavarian restaurant ( for excellent traditional Bavarian food & beer.  It's a 5 minute walk from the station, see walking routeFeedback appreciated!  The cheaper option is Burger King, at the front of the station and open until after midnight every night except Sundays.

How to transfer between Hbf & Ost

It's easy to transfer between Munich Ost & Munich Hbf by frequent S-Bahn suburban train, journey time 8 minutes.  Trains leave every few minutes, check times & which platform at

At Munich Hbf, go to platforms 1 & 2, these are underground and known as Munich Hbf (tief).  S-Bahn routes S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8 from these platforms all go to Munich Ost.

At Munich Ost, go to platforms 1, 2 or 3.  S-Bahn routes S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8 from these platforms all go to Munich Hbf.

Munich Ost station exterior

Main entrance on Orleansplatz.  Burger King is to the right of the entrance.  Almost immediately inside the entrance, escalators lead down to the passageway below.

Munich Ost information counter

At the foot of the escalators is an information counter (visible to the left of the pillar) and a DB ticket office (marked Reisezentrum).

Munich Ost passageway under the tracks

A passageway leads from the foot of the escalators past several food outlets and under the tracks, with steps up to each platform.  Note the luggage lockers.  If you have heavy luggage or mobility problems, there are also lifts up to each platform.

Munich Ost station platform

Platforms.  On the right, the sleeper from Venice/Zagreb/Budapest has terminated here due to trackwork.  On the left is an S-Bahn train.  You can take an S-Bahn train from platform 1, 2 or 3 to Munich Hbf, journey time 8 minutes.

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