Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Travel to Oktoberfest with public transport

To the Wiesn with subway, tram, bus and S-Bahn

The easiest way to Theresienwiese: Munich’s public transport system. S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus and tram: Many routes lead to Oktoberfest.

Travelling by public transport during Oktoberfest – info and tips

During Oktoberfest S-Bahn, U-Bahn, busses and trams are more frequent than normal. However it can still get pretty cramped. Since Theresienwiese is very centrally located, the routes are short. Special highlight: The staff at the U-Bahn station Theresienwiese who keep everyone safe on the platform with humor and Bavarian charm. Theresienwiese station is of course at its fullest during Oktoberfest. If you’re travelling with kids, it’s better to use the U-Bahn stations Goetheplatz, Poccistraße or Schwanthalerhöhe. Practical tip: get the free app “MVG Fahrinfo” which you can use to easily plan your journey by public transport in Munich. You can also buy the right ticket online in seconds. And during Oktoberfest the app can even speak in Bavarian dialect! A Riesngaudi.

Taking the U-Bahn to Theresienwiese

The lines U4 (green) and U5 (yellow) take you from, for example, Odeonsplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus or Hauptbahnhof directly to Theresienwiese in a few minutes. For those for whom Theresienwiese station is too busy, you can travel one stop further to Schwanthalerhöhe.

The U3 (orange) and U6 (blue) go from Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz or Sendlinger Tor, arriving in approx. 5 minutes at Goetheplatz or, one station further, Poccistraße. From here it is just a few minutes walk to the east and south entrances to Oktoberfest.

Taking the S-Bahn to the Wiesn

The main S-Bahn lines (S1 to S8) all go to Hackerbrücke: for example, it’s 2 minutes from Hauptbahnhof, 5 minutes from Marienplatz and 10 minutes if you get on at Ostbahnhof. From Hackerbrücke station you can comfortably walk to the main entrance of Oktoberfest in 10 minutes. You can’t get lost, simply follow the people in Dirndls and Lederhosen!

Taking the bus and tram to Oktoberfest

There are 4 bus lines you can take to Theresienwiese:

  • MetroBus line 53 to Schwanthalerhöhe
  • MetroBus line 58 to Georg-Hirth-Platz, Beethovenplatz or Goetheplatz
  • MetroBus line 62 to Hans-Fischer-Straße, Poccistraße or Herzog-Ernst-Platz
  • StadtBus line 134 to Theresienhöhe or Schwanthalerhöhe

And of course you can get the Straßenbahn, which is called the “tram” in Munich.

  • Lines 18/19 to Holzapfelstraße or Hermann-Lingg-Straße

Lines 16/17 take you to Hackerbrücke, from which you can walk to Oktoberfest in 10 minutes.

Public transport overview:

U-Bahn (Subway)

  • U4/5 Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
  • U3/6 Goetheplatz or Poccistraße

S-Bahn (Suburban train)

  • S1 to S8 Hackerbrücke

Bus

  • Lines 53, 58, 62 and 134

Tram

  • Lines 18/19 and 16/17

Tickets, timetables and connections: mvv-muenchen.de, the app MVG Fahrinfo München, the MVV-App or Munich Journey Planner.