Transportation to Memmingen Airport (FMM) is generally fast and public transportation relatively cheap. Car hire and driving are good options in this part of Bavaria but for most budget travelers taking the Allgäu Airport Express bus is the best choice. Buses or taxis to downtown Memmingen allow for easy access to the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) train network. Private airport transfer shuttles are available to ski resorts in Bavaria as well as in Austria. Flughafen Memmingen is sometime referred to as Allgäu Airport, Memmingerberg, or even Munich West (FMM).
Car Hire and Driving to Memmingen Allgäu Airport (FMM)
Memmingen Airport (FMM) is located at the intersection of the Autobahn A96 and A7 just over 100 km to the west of Munich in Bavaria, Southern Germany. The proximity to the highways allows for very fast traveling times to nearby cities such as Munich (München) and Augsburg. Popular tourist destinations including the magnificent Rococo abbey church at Ottobeuren, the Disney-like Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle, and winter sport resort Oberstdorf are also within easy driving distance.
To reach Memmingen Allgäu Airport by car, use exit 14 (Memmingen Ost) from the Autobahn A96. Clear signposting is available from the autobahn for the three-minute drive to the airport terminal. If driving from Memmingen train station in downtown, follow Augsburger Straße, which change to Schleifweg shortly before reaching Memmingen Airport.
Driving distances and driving times from Memmingen Airport (FMM) to nearby destinations:
Munich / München – 110 km / 70 min
Augsburg – 90 km / 60 min
Landsberg – 60 km / 35 min
Ulm – 60 km / 35 min
Lindau – 70 km / 45 min
Oberstdorf – 85 km / 60 min
Füssen – 80 km / 50 min
Schloss Neuschwanstein – 85 km / 55 min
Ottobeuren – 10 km / 12 min
Car hire companies at Memmingen Airport are currently limited to Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Allgäumobil / Euromobil. Early reservations are advisable to ensure the availability of rental cars.
Private airport shuttle transfer services can be arranged from Memmingen Airport to ski resort and other holiday destinations in the Allgäu and nearby Austria. These shuttle services must be reserved a few days in advance.
By Allgäu Airport Express Bus from Memmingen to Munich (München)
The Allgäu Airport Express bus is the cheapest and easiest way for most budget travelers to travel from Memmingen Airport to Munich, Augsburg, Ulm, or Landsberg an der Lech. The Allgäu Airport Express buses run a few times per day to these cities with airport departure times coordinated mostly with Ryanair plane arrivals. However, passengers from other airlines may also use these buses.
From Memmingen Airport, the Allgäu Airport Express buses take around 45 minutes to Landsberg, 95 minutes to Munich Train Station (München Hauptbahnhof), 85 minutes to Augsburg, and 50 minutes to Ulm.
Tickets for the Allgäu Airport Express are available from the bus driver or at a slights discount online. Reservations are required for some early morning and late night buses.
By Train to Memmingen Allgäu Airport / Munich West (FMM)
There is no train station at Memmingen Airport itself but downtown Memmingen train station is an easy 5-km bus or taxi ride from the airport. Municipal bus 2 (operated by Angele) and bus 811 (operated by Brandner) connect the airport with Memmingen Central Bus Station (ZOB), which is directly next to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Services on Sundays are very limited. The bus ride takes around 12 minutes.
Memmingen is at the intersection of two mainline railway routes – Munich / Augsburg to Lindau (and on to Bregenz in Austria and Zurich in Switzerland) and Dortmund / Ulm to Kempten / Oberstdorf. Most travel from Memmingen is on the Nahverkehr – local trains, which are cheaper than long-distance trains and allow for the use of the discount Bayern Ticket.
Traveling times by train from Memmingen station are:
Munich Main Station / München Hauptbahnhof – 90 min on local trains (75 min on more expensive Euro-City trains)
Ulm – 30 to 60 minutes
Buchloe – 30 to 45 minutes
Oberstdorf – 90 min
Kempten – 20 to 30 minutes
Memmingen Allgäu Airport (FMM) is mostly used for cheap flights by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Wizz Air, and Air Berlin. Ryanair advertises flights here as going to Memmingen Airport (Munich West). Although Memmingen Airport is 110 km west of Munich, budget travelers have several options for relatively fast and cheap transportation to Munich from Memmingen Airport.