Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Munich, Germany

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus in Munich - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Munich get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Munich walk each day. See which Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus and stations are most popular in Munich, and more!
Munich has 4 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus, operated by several transit agencies, including Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH (MVV), Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (MVG), Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG), Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) & Verkehrsbetrieb Ettenhuber GmbH
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In Munich, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 56 min. Over 57% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Munich each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Munich is 9.2 km. Yet 61% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Munich is 66%. On average, 20% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Munich, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.72 km? Approximately, 21% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Munich by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
56 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Munich, Germany?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus.
11%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Munich every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus line on a weekday.
10 min
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How many people in Munich usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
6%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Munich?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Subway, S-Bahn & Bus.
9.2 km
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How many people have a long commute every day in Munich?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
21%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Munich?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
66%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Munich?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
20%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Munich?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.72 km
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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Munich?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
21%
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Most popular Subway lines
  • U6 - Klinikum Großhadern - Garching, Forschungszentrum
  • U2 - Messestadt Ost - Feldmoching
  • U5 - Neuperlach Süd - Laimer Platz
Most popular Subway stations
  • München Hauptbahnhof U
  • Sendlinger Tor U
  • Odeonsplatz U
Most popular S-Bahn lines
  • S7 - Kreuzstraße - Wolfratshausen
  • S8 - Flughafen München - Herrsching
  • S3 - Holzkirchen - Mammendorf
Most popular S-Bahn stations
  • Hauptbahnhof
  • Ostbahnhof
  • Marienplatz
Most popular Subway lines
  • U6 - Klinikum Großhadern - Garching, Forschungszentrum
  • U2 - Messestadt Ost - Feldmoching
  • U5 - Neuperlach Süd - Laimer Platz
Most popular Subway stations
  • München Hauptbahnhof U
  • Sendlinger Tor U
  • Odeonsplatz U
Most popular S-Bahn lines
  • S7 - Kreuzstraße - Wolfratshausen
  • S8 - Flughafen München - Herrsching
  • S3 - Holzkirchen - Mammendorf
Most popular S-Bahn stations
  • Hauptbahnhof
  • Ostbahnhof
  • Marienplatz
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