How to find cheap flights to munich
I show you how to improve your searching skills for cheap flights to Munich. Get lots of tips and tricks for hunting the best airfare.
At the moment, we’re living in a travel wonderland. Twenty years ago, plane rides were very expensive and therefore you had to save your money for such trips. Intercontionental flights were even more expensive and nearly unaffordable. Nowadays, things have changed. The prices for a flight ticket are quite low, even for long haul flights. But these prices can be lowered if you follow some rules when searching. Here I want to share my tips and tricks with you to find the best airfare to Munich, so you can enjoy Bavarian hospitalitiy, tradition and heritage and explore the city with me.
The lowest prices for flights to Munich can’t be found during the summer, Oktoberfest and Christmas Market season. Tickets are bought and planes are filled without a fare war. This because many people want to visit Munich when it’s convenient for them and the city has a lot to offer and attracts tourist the most. This is regularly (early) summer (May – Sep), the Oktoberfest (late Sep./early Oct.) and the Christmas season (December).
So here is the first tip: Avoid the high and ultra high season of Munich!
But what to do if you have to book during the high season, because of your family, job or othercommitments?
Try to fly to Munich at the beginning of the high season or at the end. Usually the prices are lowered a bit. But keep in mind that in Munich there is a high season not only because of tourist attractions. it’s also about the weather. Check out my article about Munich’s weather to find the perfect month for your journey to Munich [coming soon].
Cheap airfares are not available during the most touristy time - Tip No. 1
Try to avoid weekend flights - Tip No. 2
I know it sounds inconvenient taking a one stop flight to Munich, especially when it’s a transcontinental flight. You will have to add a minimum of two and a half hours travel time compared to a nonstop flight. But often, the additional time leads to significant lower ticket prices.
Here are some examples for good stopover airports with a short stopover time for flights coming from the West (North & South America):
Here are some examples for good stopover airports with a short stopover time for flights coming from the East (Asia, Australia):
Consider a one-stop instead of nonstop flight - Tip No. 3
Always delete your browser cache, cookies, etc. before searching for airfares - Tip No. 4
Researchers found out: online travel booking sites tend to show higher prices when you already searched for flight tickets.
- Always delete your browser history, cookies and other website data stored in your browser before navigating to a travel booking site.
- Use the „Incognito-Mode“ of your browser („InPrivate-Window in the Edge browser, „Private Browsing“ in Firefox, „Incognito Window“ in Chrome) while searching fopr airfares.
More tips, tricks and hints coming soon!