Traveling to Munich by bus makes a lot of sense, whether passengers are coming from Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, or Milan. The south German city has an excellent public transport network, with Metro, S-Bahn, tram, and bus services, and the main bus stations are all within easy reach of the city center.
The main bus station in Munich is Munich ZOB (also known as "Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof München"). Munich ZOB is a modern facility, with shops and eating spots. It's located just west of the city center - right next to Hackerbrücke S-Bahn station. Some buses may also arrive at Görresstraße, next to Josephplatz Metro station and others stop at Munich Hauptbahnhof, the central railway terminus.
Buses to Munich from German destinations are provided by Nomago, Infobus, Karat-S, and DB. All offer direct connections from a variety of cities, including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Cologne. Eurolines offers a wide range of international connections, while RegioJet runs direct buses from Milan.
Traveling by coach to Munich has plenty of advantages. Firstly, there's the price. Buses are usually comfortably the most cost-effective option for making journeys to Bavaria's capital, whether travelers are coming from Berlin, Vienna, or Paris. Buses are comfortable and tend to offer WiFi connectivity, which is handy for working or checking social media and there's a wide range of routes into Munich. The city is reachable from most central European cities, and can even be reached from Madrid or London. Finally, Munich's bus stations are very central, and reaching city-center accommodation should pose few problems. It all adds up to an excellent alternative to trains or flights.
Before arriving, it's worth getting to grips with Munich's array of public transport options. The city offers underground U-Bahn services, overground S-Bahn trains, buses, and trams and coverage is excellent. Upon arrival, it's definitely advisable to purchase an MVV Travel Card. This entitles visitors to travel across Munich's transport system, making seeing the sights much easier. And there are plenty of sights to see. Explore the city, from the famous Frauenkirche, English Garden, and the massive BMW Museum. But check out less well-known attractions, like the mining exhibits at the Deutsches Museum, or the beautiful Rose Island on Lake Starnberg.
Most famous for its annual Oktoberfest, Munich is also the city to find the traditional Germany of lederhosen, fairy tale buildings, and boisterous beer halls. The city features a relaxed and pedestrian-friendly centre with the Marienplatz at its heart. Home to delightful old-style townhouses and the Glockenspiel (carillon), the Marienplatz is always lively and a great place to take the pulse of the city. Another famous square is the Königsplatz with its stunning classical architecture. The city's most striking attraction is the Nymphenburg Palace. As the former summer residence of Bavarian royalty, Nymphenburg Palace features wonderful gardens. BMW World's museum is also a fascinating visit for car lovers visiting Munich.