By public transportation
Munich has a great public transport network that is run by the Munich Transport and Tariff Association (MVV). This network includes underground and suburban trains, buses and trams. To find the best connection for your journey, you can use the journey planner on the MVV's website.
Many people living in Munich use their bicycles as a means of transport. Munich is very bike-friendly with bike paths throughout the whole city. The city of Munich has even set up a bike route planner (DE) to help you find the quickest way to get to your destination. For further information on biking in and around Munich, please refer to the city's website.
NOTE: For safety reasons, pedestrians should avoid walking on the bicycle paths. Most cyclists speed along these and sometimes forget that foreigners are not accustomed to these designated paths.
E-scooters are a quick and fun way to cover short distances, which is especially handy around campus. There are several providers in Munich; the public provider MVG, for example, offers e-scooters in cooperation with TIER. E-scooters can be borrowed and returned anywhere in the city, as there are no designated stations. You can borrow and pay for the e-scooter via the “MVG more” app (DE), which also shows you the location of the nearest one. Just be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists while cruising around the streets of Munich!
If you need to get somewhere by car, car sharing may be a good option. LMU Munich has a cooperating partner, which offers discounts for LMU employees. Please contact us for more details.
Similar to any big city, traffic and parking can be a problem in Munich. During rush hour, the roads get very congested and it may be faster to reach your destination by public transportation. Also, parking can be difficult in the inner city. In most areas, you will find parking meters or assigned parking zones for residents only.