Buses and trains are the cheapest public transportation to Flughafen Allgäu / Memmingen (FMM), a small airport to the west of Munich (München) in Germany. Driving is easy too and a faster option to many rural destinations and ski resorts.
The easiest public transportation to Memmingen Airport (also known as Munich West or Flughafen Allgäu / Memmingen FMM) is usually on the Allgäu Airport Express shuttle bus service that runs from the airport to Munich Main Train Station (München Hauptbahnhof), St Gallen and Zurich. Small groups can save by using the Bayern Ticket of German Railways (Deutsche Bahn DB) when traveling by train and bus to Memmingen Munich West Airport.
Car hire, taxis, and private airport shuttle services are available and best reserved in advance. For small groups and travelers heading to destinations not served by buses or trains, private shuttles may be of value but for most travelers the bus and train will be much cheaper. My Driver gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
By Car to Memmingen Allgäu (Munich West) Airport in Germany
Memmingen Airport (FMM) is around 4 km to the east of Memmingen in the Allgäu region of Bavaria in southern Germany. The airport is around 110 km to the west of München but low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair nonetheless managed to work Munich West into the airport name. Munich’s main Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) is to the northeast of the city and best reached by S-Bahn train.
Getting to Memmingen Airport (Munich West) by car is very easy. From the Autobahn A96 (München to Lindau), use the exit Memmingen Ost and follow the airplane signs. The airport is around a kilometer from the Autobahn exit. From the Autobahn A7 (Ulm to Kempten), turn onto the A96 (towards München) at the Memmingen Interchange and then follow the same route as above.
Driving distances and times from Memmingen Airport to the west of Munich are as follows:
- Munich / München – 110 km / 70 minutes
- Augsburg – 90 km / 60 minutes
- Ulm – 60 km / 35 minutes
- Lindau – 70 km / 45 minutes
- Schloss Neuschwanstein – 85 km / 55 minutes
Drivers with some time to spare may want to head to the marvelous Baroque monastery and church at Ottobeuren – it is only 10 km from Memmingen Airport.
When heading towards Füssen (and the Disney-like Schloss Neuschwanstein) or the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, use the A96 toward Füssen. The German Romantic Road (Romantische Straße) crosses the A96 at Landsberg an der Lech.
Car hire at Memmingen Airport (Munich West) is available from Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt. Rental cars are best reserved in advance.
The Allgäu Airport Express Shuttle Bus to Memmingen Munich West Airport
The Allgäu-Airport-Express shuttle buses are generally the best option for travelers heading from Memmingen Airport (Munich West) to Munich town center (München Hauptbahnhof) or the Swiss cities St Gallen and Zurich. (The previous services to Landsberg, Ulm, and Augsburg are no longer available.)
The Allgäu Airport Express shuttle buses are coordinated with Ryanair and Wizzair flight times and wait for delayed arrivals. The one-way fare to downtown Munich is €17 (cash from driver) or from €12 if reserved in advance online.
See Allgäu Airport Express to Memmingen (Munich West) for more details on this airport shuttle bus service
By Bus and Deutsche Bahn Trains to Memmingen Munich West Airport (FMM)
The city bus and German Railways trains are also useful for travelers from Memmingen Airport. Memmingen train station is a 12-minute bus ride from the airport and has good train connections to Munich, Lindau, Ulm, Kempten, Augsburg, and Buchloe.
The Bayern Ticket makes the train and bus the cheapest option for passengers traveling after 9 am on weekdays (all day on weekends). It cost €23 for individuals but an amazingly cheap €43 for up to five traveling together. It is valid for further travel on buses, trams and trains in most of Bavaria including Munich city public transportation.
See Bus and Deutsche Bahn Trains to Memmingen Airport for more details.
Long-Distance Buses from Memmingen to Munich
Long-distance buses from Memmingen to Munich may work out even cheaper for solo travelers, although the Bayern Ticket is usually cheaper for groups or if planning to use more public trains and busses in Munich. Flixbus has a few buses per day from Memmingen station with fares as low as €8 (and occasionally even cheaper when super discount deals are offered). The Allgäu Airport Express has far more services and is a safer option, especially when traveling from the airport when flight delays are possible.
Bus and Fly also has a bus service – but not every day – from Memmingen Airport to Bamberg via Munich, Munich Airport, Ingolstadt, Nürnberg, Nuremberg Airport and Erlangen. A great option should the timing work out but most travelers will have to consider other options.
See also Allgäu Airport Express to Memmingen Munich West for these fast direct airport shuttle buses not covered by the Bayern Ticket.