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    How To Travel To Oktoberfest 2023

    Oktoberfest » Stokepedia

    Posted by Stoke Media Team
    2 years ago | August 3, 2022

    How To Travel To Oktoberfest 2023

    Getting to Munich’s Oktoberfest can be quite the ordeal, with all of the world’s beer lovers pining for a mega-pint of that delicious Bavarian nectar. But never fear, not only do we provide the best value for money and most fun Oktoberfest camping accommodation in Munich, we have also whipped up this handy little guide to travelling to Oktoberfest, so that you can join us in making the most of this first post-pandemic edition of the world’s biggest folk festival, and the original and by far best beer festival. 

    Travel to Oktoberfest Munich by plane

    Travelling to Munich by plane is the gold standard in convenience and speed. By far your best option is to fly into Munich, and then simply ride the train from Munich’s international airport all the way downtown. The whole process is smooth, easy, and usually pretty cheap. BUT this isn’t an ordinary year, and prices are already rising, meaning that usually reasonable routes are filling fast and as such, prices are getting jacked. That said, there are still deals to be found, and we did a little search using Google’s amazing flight finding tool. These were the last minute deals in 2022, so get in earlier so you get them cheaper.

    Oktoberfest flight prices from around Europe to Munich

    There’s not much better than visa-free travel around Europe’s Schengen zone. We found flights from Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome, Athens, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Krakow and Amsterdam for between €150 and €250 depending on when you fly. We didn’t search for all European cities, but we’d expect them to be in a similar ballpark.

    Oktoberfest flight prices from London to Munich

    Around €200 return for weekend trips, cheaper midweek. The Thursday before Oktoberfest starts (so two days before the beer halls open and when Stoketoberfest cracks open its open bar) there are flights for €180, but you’d want to snag them asap.

    Oktoberfest flight prices from Australia to Munich

    If you wanted to fly all the way from Down Under to Oktoberfest, we strongly recommend that you make a bigger trip out of it. That said, there are flights that will get you there the Wednesday before the Oktoberfest opening ceremony for about $1,700 – or the price of a six-pack in Sydney.

    Oktoberfest flight prices from the USA and Canada to Munich

    Flights from the east coast of the US to Munich are currently around $800 for dates around Oktoberfest. Add $200 if you’re flying from the west coast. Flights from Canada run a similar schedule, with the flights from Vancouver being a couple of hundred Canadian dollars more than those from Toronto, but you gotta account for that pesky exchange rate, eh. 

    Flying to Munich hints and tips

    • Try to fly outside of weekends to get the best rates, and from our research a couple of days before the official start of Oktoberfest, on the 16th of September – and take a day or two to explore Munich and our Stoketoberfest campsite.
    • Consider flying into cities near Munich and getting a train into the city. Trains from Nuremberg and Stuttgart are around as low as €12-€25 and will add an hour to your travel time, while flights into those cities are considerably cheaper. 
    • If you’re flying from farther afield, why not make a trip of it, explore some other cities, and travel around by train into Munich? See the next section for our guide to train travel.

    Travel To Oktoberfest By Train

    If you’re lucky enough to already be in Europe, train travel to Munich for Oktoberfest can be a cheaper, slightly slower, more comfortable alternative to flying. Anywhere in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, France and surrounds will have cheap and fast train connections to Munich – we’re talking less than €100 return. We even found a €60 return trip from Rome! All of these trips are going to take less than six hours, which when you consider travelling to airports from the centre of town and vice versa, ain’t all that much of an inconvenience. 

    And once you get to Munich you’ll arrive a literal stone’s throw from the Oktoberfest fairgrounds, and a short metro ride to the Stoketoberfest campsite. 

    Also, it’s very ok to drink beer on European trains (for the most part, don’t quote us to the authorities if it’s not), so what better way to watch the European countryside slide by, while getting a little bit of a buzz on? 

    When looking for trains around Europe, we like using the German railways own website and search engine at bahn.de, because we just trust them to get it right. Bloody efficient lot that they are. 

    Travel To Oktoberfest By Bus

    General rule of thumb here is to half the train ticket price and double the time required to make the journey. From many European cities, a bus is a very reasonable way to travel to Oktoberfest – particularly if you’re booking last minute. Buses in Europe are comfortable-enough affairs, safe, and the highways they roll along are wide, fast and full of German engineering travelling close to the speed of sound. 

    You can find bus times and prices with aggregator sites like Omio or Rome to Rio, or FlixBus going everywhere, always (but the busy routes may get booked up at this time of year, so don’t wait).

    If you’re based in the Netherlands, you’re in luck, as we’re running our own return busses taking you from either Amsterdam, Eindhoven, or Utrecht. Buses depart from each city at 22:00 every Thursday of the festival, arriving at our Stoketoberfest campsite Friday morning. Get your traditional German garb on, consume copious amounts of beer, and party through the weekend with us. We’ll sort your ride home, with our busses ready to take you back to the city you travelled from, departing the campsite at 9 am on Sunday (exact pick-up locations and times to be confirmed). Book your total package with ease now for only €290 per person!

    Travel To Oktoberfest By Car

    Look, this is the world’s biggest beer festival so we don’t really recommend driving, BUT if you have access to a car – or enough people to justify hiring one – and a good designated driver system, then driving could be an option to get you to Munich, arriving in style and comfort on the autobahn. There are a few considerations to take when opting to drive:

    • German police are crazy for an alcohol breath test and drug swab – quadruply so during Oktoberfest – so take that into account, you wild little hedonists,
    • Petrol prices in Europe are skyrocketing, so you’re going to want to car pool,
    • The autobahn is wild, with Audis and Beemers and Mercs consistently tickling 200kms/h (120 miles) in the outer lane. Proceed with caution,
    • Parking might be an issue in a city with millions of visitors,
    • Stoke Travel does offer an option to arrive and sleep in your own van. 

    Also, you could consider ride sharing with apps like BlaBlaCar, hitchhiking, or even walking/cycling through Germany’s extensive trail networks, but if you’re going to do something like that then you’re already intrepid enough to get yourself to Munich without our help. 

    The Conclusion

    As with any travel, the arithmetic that we have to do is: how convenient do I want/need my arrival to be VS how much am I willing to pay. Flying is by far the easiest and fastest way to arrive in Munich, but won’t be the cheapest. Train’s aren’t far behind – usually twice the time and half the cost – and are an excellent option if you’re starting your journey from nearby. Buses will again double time and halve costs. 

    Whatever you choose to do, you can always offset the cost by staying in Munich’s best value and most fun accommodation option, where for €65 a night you get not only somewhere to sleep, but brunch with bottomless mimosas, live music and DJs, a wild party in a festival wonderland, and the opportunity to meet 1000s of likeminded travellers and beer lovers from all over the world – and then hit the beer halls with them. See our Oktoberfest 2023 packages here.

    We do recommend that you get everything in order ASAP, and lock in your trip, because it’s just going to get more expensive. This year’s event will sell out! So don’t get left snoozing. See you in Munich!

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