International travellers passing through Munich International airport of Germany -flughafen München- in Europe for either business or tourism may find themselves in a situation in which a place to sleep, rest or spend a wait of several hours within their departure terminal or close to it comes it really handy. Cancellations, delays, late arrivals and long overnight layovers before catching a connecting flight to their final destination are some of the events that might lead them to book a hotel room inside or near Munich airport.
Munich International (MUC) lies 28,5 kilometres from the city centre, and if you fly into it for a longer stay, there are several ground transportation options departing from its terminals to reach the downtown after your flight lands and you pick up your bags: taxi cabs (28-minute journey), public bus (39 minutes) and train (41 minutes) among others. You may also hire a car to get around the city independently or check with your hotel in central Munich whether they offer airport shuttle services to confirmed guests.
Sleep cabins in Munich airport of Germany
A great choice to save money and still get some good rest during your layover in Munich is to book a sleep or nap cabin inside Terminal 2. There are no sleeping pods in Terminal 1, so bear in mind that you will need to be in transit in order to access the capsule rooms on levels 4 and 5 and the satellite building of T2, or be in possession of a valid travel Visa for Germany if you want to sleep in Munich airport’s public area (also known as the service centre) on level 3 of Terminal 2. For these reasons, this budget accommodation option inside the facilities is perfect for passengers of flights operated by Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Egypt Air, Etihad, Lufthansa, LOT, Oman Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, TAP Portugal and United.
Sleeping in the NapCabs of Munich airport
Staying in the Napcabs in the transit area of terminal 2 in Munich International airport allows you to sleep during the night, rest during the day, charge your devices, unwind in silence or catch up with work while you wait for your boarding call. They can be booked for a minimum of two hours any time of the day, although different rates apply according to when you use them. No human contact is required as they provide self-check in and check out, and the total price is calculated upon leaving so that you can pay.
They are thoroughly cleaned between guests, are secured thanks to its digital door key and a password only you will know, feature noise cancellation technology and have blinds as well as air conditioning. Their status (free or occupied) is shown on the digital screen outside. Inside, you will find a comfortable bed with fresh linen, a work table, entertainment, free WiFi, a power outlet, a wake-up alarm, a mirror, a clothes hanger and space to store your hand luggage.