Favourite airline: Lufthansa
The majority of passengers on the route London Heathrow – Munich prefer to fly with Lufthansa.
Lufthansa
22 %
Swiss
11 %
British Airways
9 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 6 months before departure and save up to 61 %.
179 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
On this route, flights are cheapest on Tuesday when a ticket costs £82.00 on average.
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are £16.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 50min
04h 15min
£82
£98
The favourite connection is non-stop
32 % of all bookings on the route London Heathrow to Munich are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
01h 50min, from £82
32 %
1 stopover Zurich (Zürich)-Kloten
03h 30min, from £130
9 %
1 stopover Vienna
06h 05min, from £139
9 %

Beautiful Bavarian Capital

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and lies in South West Germany, approximately 80km from the Austrian border. The city dates to 1158, when the area was the location of a Benedictine monastery. The city boasts a rich heritage and a wealth of architecture, museums and monuments. There is also a vibrant nightlife and a rich culinary and literature culture. 

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Best time to travel for weather and atmosphere

In Munich, temperatures can range from over 32 °C in the summer months to around -4 °C in winter. The city is particularly busy from September through to the first week of October, when the annual Oktoberfest is held. The festival usually concludes on the first Sunday of October, however it is extended where the 3rd of October, the celebration of German re-unification, falls the following day. The city boasts many beautiful sights, including the Fraunenkirche and the New Town Hall.

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Before you travel, what to do and when

Munich is famous for its beer, particularly its wheat, or Weissbier. You can enjoy these year-round in a variety of halls, and during Oktoberfest you can expect tents dedicated to a variety of brands. The city is also famous for its football, hosting both Bayern Munich and TSV Munchen 1860 in the famous Allianz arena. The city boasts a range of museums, from art to science, and a vibrant fashion scene. The cost of living is cheaper than the UK's, while entertainment and dining are less expensive than London.

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Local information, accommodation and getting around

On arrival, the Lufthansa Airport bus will get you to the Main Station in approximately 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can travel to the Munich exhibition centre by shuttle bus. This is also serviced by over-ground train routes S1/S8. Taxis are cheaper than London; it costs approximately EUR 50 from the airport into the city and takes around 40 minutes. Accommodation varies in price and hotels are quite expensive, at around EUR 100 per night. However you can stay in a hostel, with prices starting at around EUR 15 per night. It is more expensive during Oktoberfest and you should book well in advance. The public transport system is well integrated and reliable. While single tickets cost around EUR 2.70, a day travel card costs around EUR 6.20 and is valid on all public transport. This is usually the more convenient option, particularly if you want to look around the city.

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Flight information London Heathrow - Munich
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Flight details London Heathrow - Munich
  • Flight duration: min. 01:45 / max. 02:00
  • Distance: 943 km
  • Flights per week: 119
  • Return flight duration: min. 02:00 / max. 02:15