METROBITS - Unearthing the world's subways' details since 2004


Printer-friendly Printer-friendly



Bavaria, Germany

Date of opening19 Oct 1971
Network length94.2 km (58.55 mi)
Stations102 (96*)
Stations per line17.00
Avg. station distance981 m (0.61 mi)
Avg. line length15.70 km (9.76 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 12 Dec 2010
System typeMetro, known as U-Bahn
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)986,000 (as of 2010)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)10,500 (6,510)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)2.30 EUR (as of 2009); honour system
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database

Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map imagesö - moving trains

Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:

Rating: 2 stars (silver)  Munich

This metro system has been opened in 1972 and has spacious and clean stations. The earlier ones are rather minimalistic in design while the later ones got more interesting architectural features and some works of art [], [].

Photo: Dülferstraße station from 1993 by Peter Lanz and Jürgen Rauch.
Photo: Westfriedhof station from 1998 with its simple concrete walls and its exceptional lighting concept by Ingo Maurer.

Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Find the most interesting modern stations on U1 line between Candidplatz and Mangfallplatz and between Gern and OEZ and on U2 line between Am Hart and Hasenbergl.

Metro Museums

transport museum Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. The Transportation branch of the largest German technology museum exhibits transport vehicles from coaches and bicycles to automobiles and trains in three preserved historical buildings. There's a section about public city transportation that includes trams, subways, and commuter railways with samples mainly from Munich and Berlin. The museum opened in 2003, the city transportation hall in 2006. Since 2006.
Address: Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 Munich. At Schwanthalerhoehe metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): daily 9am to 5pm except on public holidays. Admission: € 6.
Reference: (official website).

tram museum MVG Museum. Large tram museum (5000 square metres) with a small subway section and part of a subway train. Since 2007. Location: Historical tram maintainance workshop building.
Address: Ständlerstraße 20, München. At tram 27 Schwanseestraße stop.
Hours (check before visiting): On Sundays about every two weeks, 11.00 - 17.00 (refer to website). Admission: 2.50 EUR.
Reference: (official website).

Other Rail Transport in Munich

S-Bahn (suburban metro)

Relationships with Other Metros

German-Austrian family
Members: Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Vienna,
Characteristics: Using similar trains.
Derivatives: Hamburg Consult family.
German S-Bahn family
Members: Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart,
Characteristics: Using the same commuter train types (ET420, ET423). Similar underground station design.
Derivatives: S-Bahn and regional train types in other German regions.

Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
Vialog Werner Schneider, Helmut,

Departure Procedure and Sounds

Type B trains now have LED lights and an oscillating whistle after the "Bitte zurückbleiben" spoken live by the driver. The announcement is sometimes succeeded by "Die Türen schließen" ("Doors closing"). Type C trains have a pre-recorded "Bitte zurückbleiben" and a buzzing sound like the Berlin U-Bahn. Some of the next-station announcements are in English also.

Type B train on line U2, departing from Kolumbusplatz station. Sound is affected by another train arriving at the opposite platform.

Duration: 0:30 

More videos...


  Munich photo gallery.Wallpaper.

Handpicked Resources Unofficial website about history, stations, train sets, and operation of Munich's metro Official website metro operator Official website transport and tariff association
Hackelsberger, ChristophU-Bahn-Architektur in München. Prestel 1997. (In German)

Generic Links for Munich U-Bahn

Wikipedia entry at entry at
Railway Gazette search at
Discussion at
System photos at Google Images
City information at

Bookmark and Share

This page:

© 2004-2017

HomeCity PagesWorld Metro DatabaseMetro Arts & ArchitectureMetro LogosResourcesForumAbout

Browse by cities:

Opened: ...-1920, 1921-1960, 1961-1980, 1981-2000, 2001-...

Adana Algiers Almaty Amsterdam Ankara Antwerp Athens Atlanta Baku Baltimore Bangalore Bangkok Barcelona Beijing Belo Horizonte Berlin Bielefeld Bilbao Bochum Bonn Boston Brasilia Brescia Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buenos Aires Buffalo Bursa Busan Cairo Caracas Catania Changchun Changsha Charleroi Chengdu Chennai Chiba Chicago Chongqing Cleveland Cologne Copenhagen Daegu Daejeon Dalian Delhi Detroit Dnepropetrovsk Dongguan Dortmund Dubai Duesseldorf Duisburg Edmonton Esfahan Essen Frankfurt Fukuoka Fuzhou Gelsenkirchen Genoa Glasgow Guadalajara Guangzhou Gwangju Haifa Hamburg Hangzhou Hanover Harbin Hefei Helsinki Hiroshima Hong Kong Incheon Istanbul Izmir Jacksonville Jaipur Kamakura Kaohsiung Kazan Kharkov Kiev Kitakyushu Kobe Kolkata Kryvyi Rih Kuala Lumpur Kunming Kyoto Las Vegas Lausanne Lille Lima Lisbon London Los Angeles Ludwigshafen Lyon Madrid Malaga Manila Maracaibo Marseille Mashhad Mecca Medellin Mexico City Miami Milan Minsk Monterrey Montreal Moscow Muelheim Mumbai Munich Nagoya Naha Nanchang Nanjing Nanning Naples New York Newark Newcastle Ningbo Nizhny Novgorod Novosibirsk Nuremberg Oporto Osaka Oslo Palma de Mallorca Panama City Paris Perugia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Porto Alegre Poznan Prague Pyongyang Qingdao Recife Rennes Rio de Janeiro Rome Rotterdam Rouen Saint Louis Saint Petersburg Salvador Samara San Francisco San Juan Santiago Santo Domingo Sao Paulo Sapporo Seattle Sendai Seoul Seville Shanghai Shenyang Shenzhen Shiraz Singapore Sofia Stockholm Stuttgart Suzhou Sydney Tabriz Taipei Tama Tashkent Tbilisi Tehran The Hague Tianjin Tokyo Toronto Toulouse Turin Valencia Valencia Valparaiso Vancouver Vienna Volgograd Warsaw Washington Wuhan Wuppertal Wuxi Xian Yekaterinburg Yerevan Yokohama Zhengzhou
More cities...