Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
Photo: Sebastian Lehner

Travel times and fares with MVV

Getting to and from the Wiesn with public transport

The best way to get to Oktoberfest is with the U-Bahn and S-Bahn and also to get back to your accommodation after closing time. You can find all the information about MVV’s night service, tickets and fares here.

Get home comfortably with MVV’s night service

All U-Bahn lines operated by MVV run at the weekend from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday till approximately 2 am. During the week U-Bahns run till 1 am – at 10 minute intervals.

Oktoberfest fans who live or are staying outside of Munich don’t need to bring an automobile: The S-Bahns S1 to S8 all offer a night journey at weekends. Departures are in downtown Munich between 2.10 am and 2.40 am. Between Pasing and Ostbahnhof – via Hauptbahnhof and Marienplatz – S-Bahns run all day at 2 to 5 minute intervals. The S-Bahns run to the different suburbs at 20 minute intervals.

From these 3 S-Bahn stations you can quickly get to Oktoberfest.

No matter which direction you come from, with the public transport network you can quickly get to the venue from 3 stations.
From Hauptbahnhof it only takes 1 minute with the U4/U5 to Theresienwiese. From the centrally-located Marienplatz you can be at Goetheplatz in 3 minutes with the U-Bahn. From there it’s just a few minutes walk to Theresienwiese.

All S-Bahn lines on the main line stop at Hackerbrücke. The journey time from Ostbahnhof takes 10 minutes, from Hauptbahnhof just 2 minutes. From Hackerbrücke it’s just 10 minutes by foot to the venue.

Don’t travel without a ticket or it will cost you.

Tickets for journeys with MVV (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram and bus) are available at the blue ticket machines at every stop. You can pay with coins and bills, Girocard, GeldKarte and, in some cases, by credit card.

Caution: Stripe Tickets and Single Tickets must be validated before travelling at the stamping machines.

Travel through Munich stress-free with the apps from MVV and MVG

The best thing to do is download the free app by MVV or MVG (Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft) on your smartphone. Here you can simply tap in “Oktoberfest” as your destination, it displays the best connection and after a one-time registration you can also buy the appropriate and the most affordable mobile ticket directly in the app – it doesn’t get easier than that! Fun fact: At Wiesn time the MVG app can speak in Bavarian if desired!

MVV fares

If you don’t want to buy a ticket on your smartphone, you can get them at the ticket machines:

Day Tickets
The day tickets are valid without time restriction from validation until 6 a.m. the following day. There are single and group day tickets for the Munich city area (Zone M). If you are coming from outside the city, you have to book additional zones depending on the distance (zones 1-6). The group day ticket is valid for up to five people, with one child (6-14 years) counting as half a person.

City Tour Card and München Card
For all those who want to see not just the Wiesn but also the rest of Munich, there is the City Tour Card and the München Card – travel throughout the respective fare zone plus discounts at tourist sites, attractions and museums.

Stripe Tickets
For the strip cards with ten numbered strips, a certain number of sections must be cancelled (stamped) before each trip. Two strips must be stamped for single trips in the city area (Zone M). Kids under 6 ride for free, kids from 6 to 14 always stamp one stripe per ride.

Single Tickets
These tickets give you the right to 1 journey in 1 direction and are counted per zone. The number of zones can found out at ticket machines. For children there are Child Single Tickets. These tickets must also be validated before travel, i.e. stamped. More information about tickets and current prices can be found on the MVV website.

Important: Non-updated information on this page refers to Oktoberfest 2019. There was no Oktoberfest in 2020, neither was in 2021 due to the Corona pandemic.