Cheap Flights to Bavaria

Bavaria's main airports are in Munich and Nuremberg. The smaller airports of Memmingen (a RyanAir hub) and Augsburg also offer a direct path to Bavaria, and you have the additional option of flying into Frankfurt or Salzburg and making a relatively short trip by ground to your destination. Those headed to resorts in Bavaria for a vacation may actually find that Frankfurt is the closest and most convenient option.

Bavaria High and Low Seasons

Pretty much any destination in Germany will have the same peak, low and shoulder seasons. Summers are the most busy time, hitting the ultimate peak in August, which is a typical month for many Europeans to take their big annual vacation. The cold and snowy winters in the region have the worst weather, but the best opportunities for flight and hotel deals. The best balance of price and favorable weather is during the shoulder seasons, one from March to May and the other from September to early November.

Some big annual events in Bavaria to check out (or avoid due to crowds) include Oktoberfest in Munich (which actually takes place in late September), the Gillamoos Fair in Abensberg in late August, and the Christmas markets and festivities in December.

Bavaria Airport Tips

If you're flying into Munich, you'll enjoy a modern airport full of amenities. It's one of the newer airports in Europe and has many dining and shopping options. You'll also find free WiFi, a VIPWing area with a lounge, a children's playground, a conference and business center, and a variety of other helpful services.

The Nuremberg airport is a little smaller, but still tends to be well regarded by travelers. Free WiFi, a duty-free shop, two restaurants and a combination bar/cafe are available. Be aware that passport control lines can be very slow at times here, however.

Transportation from Bavaria's Airports

You can reach the city of Munich from the airport by taking an S-Bahn train, which takes only about 10 minutes and plugs you into a system that travels into Berlin. Quite a few buses are also available from the airport that go to various points in Bavaria. Of course, there are also many rental car options available at the airport. Major chains include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

Nurnberg Airport in Nuremberg is served directly by the U-Bahn train system, which can take you to the central train station in Nuremberg for a variety of other connections. Car rental options from this location include Alamo, Europcar and Enterprise.

If you've opted to fly into Frankfurt Airport, you can connect directly to either the S-Bahn or the AIRail. The S-Bahn takes you to points throughout Bavaria. The AIRail is a high-speed line that goes to Stuttgart, Cologne, Dortmund and Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Bavaria

Bavaria is one of Germany's most popular tourist destination. People are drawn by the imposing imperial palaces of old, the classic architecture in the cities and towns, the beautiful Danube river and the region's legendary food and drink. If you have time, a fun activity is to tour the countryside to see the ruins of various castles, many of which are still intact and freely open to the public to explore.

Flights to Bavaria

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