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About Ingolstadt (Manching)

The city of Ingolstadt, located in the Free State of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Danube, had a population of 126 thousand people in 2011. The University of Ingolstadt was established in 1472 with a strong emphasis in humanities and theology. 

The reconstruction efforts have contributed to the city’s rapid development. Today Ingolstadt continues to evolve. The medieval city center features an antique gate from the old city wall, the Kreuztor. There are many Medieval structures and churches in this part of the city. Major attractions in the city include the Gothic hall church of Our Lady, the New Castle, and the Herzogskasten (old castle). The old city center is separate from the city’s industrial zone. There is heavy industry, railway and an oil processing center in the city, with oil pipelines linking Genoa and Trieste with Marseilles.

Transportation to Ingolstadt (Manching) City Center from Airport

Ingolstadt Manching Airport is located in close proximity to the city center, however it is closed to scheduled air traffic.

The closest international airport that serves the city of Ingolstadt is Munich Airport. There are a variety of transportation alternatives you can use to get to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport, including trains, city buses, shuttle services, taxis, and rental car.

Train

One of the easiest and most practical ways to get to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport is by S-Bahn and ICE trains. However, this transportation alternative requires that you transfer trains in Munich.

First you have to take the S-Bahn commuter train from Munich Airport to the central station in Munich. This train departs every 15 minutes from the station opposite the airport terminal. It takes 40 minutes to get to the central station in Munich. Once you get to the central station you can transfer to a train to Ingolstadt. The train to Ingolstadt runs every hour and takes about 38 minutes.

The train provides convenient transportation to the Ingolstadt central station, which is very close to the city center. There are also Trainline trains that you can take to Ingolstadt, but these trains require at least one transfer. It takes between an hour and 40 minutes and 2 hours to get to Ingolstadt via Trainline trains, which cost 25.90 euros.

The first train departs Munich Airport at 1:24 am and the last train departs at 11:31 pm. These trains run every 45 minutes. The discounted Bayernticket system was created for those traveling with more than 5 people. This ticket system is valid on S-Bahn train only. The Bayernticket system is not valid on ICE and IC trains. The fee for a daily Bayernticket is 22 euros. Keep it mind that the regional S-Bahn trains are more expensive than the ICE trains.

Bus

If you want to get to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport without having to transfer vehicles then you should take a city bus or shuttle/transfer bus. There is a bus station in front of the Central Area, which is only a few steps from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. There are many bus routes that depart from this station. Other bus stops at the airport are located in the Vacationers parking lot (P41), Visitors Park, Terminal 1 Module A/B, and Terminal 2.

The Airport Express X109 bus provides direct transportation to Ingolstadt city center from Munich Airport. The fee for this transportation alternative is 20 euros for one way and 33 euros for a round-trip ticket. The Airport Express X109 bus provides nonstop service to Ingolstadt ZOB (central station). The bus departs from Terminal 2E 032. You can also board this bus from Terminal 1 Bereich A/B. the Airport Express X109 bus stops at various locations in Ingolstadt, including the Audi Forum, Ingolstadt ZOB, Ingolstadt Kurt-Huberstr and Ingolstadt Village.

Taxi

Taxis are not the most economical transportation alternative to get to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport due to the distance between cities. A more affordable alternative would be to use a rideshare taxi. Rideshare taxis provide direct transportation but only operate once a day. For more information please visit blablacar.co.uk.

Rental Car

There are many international rental car companies located at Munich Airport, such as Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt. In addition, there are also local rental car companies that have offices at the airport. It takes about 35 minutes to get to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport by rental car. The most popular local company is VW Caddy. The daily cost of renting a car from VW Caddy is 42.5 euros.

The drive to Ingolstadt from Munich Airport is convenient via the A9 motorway. You’ll get to the Ingolstadt Village Outlet Center exit in about 35 minutes. It takes 10 minutes to get to the city center from the Ingolstadt Village Outlet Center.

Last Updated: December 27, 2016
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