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Advice on how to get from garmisch-partenkirchen back to munich for bright and early flight

Old Feb 6th, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Advice on how to get from garmisch-partenkirchen back to munich for bright and early flight

I was wondering if any of you experts out there, had some advice for me. I am traveling from munich to garmisch-partenkirchen via train but I am having a problem of thinking of a way back to the airport. I have an early sunday morning flight, the plane leaves at 9:50. I am hesitant to take the train back because I don't want to miss my plane, the earliest train leaves for munich at 6:50 or so I think and gets to munich 7:20. I am wondering if this is not enough time to check in etc and find where I have to go. Can I take a taxi back? or should I leave garmisch a day early and stay overnight in munich at a hotel. This would be my last resort to stay overnight. I don't know what I should do, any hints would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Feb 6th, 2008, 08:55 AM
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You have ZERO chance of getting from Garmisch to Munich airport in less then two hours by train.

However, I believe there is an earlier train that will get you there around 8pm.

Check this site:http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/oebb.w02/query.exe/en
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Old Feb 6th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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I would stay in Munich the night before. A taxi would cost quite a bit. And security in Munich is extremely thorough and lengthy
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Sorry, I meant that the train will get you to Munich Airport by 8am.
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Old Feb 6th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Earliest train leaves G-P a little after 5 AM and takes about one hour and a half.

IMO you have all KINDS of chances to get to the airport but up to you.
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Hi,
An alternative could be to spend your last evening in Erding, Germany. We stayed at the Park Hotel (Best Western) which is just down the street from the station, a five minute walk to the very nice old town pedestrian zone of Erding, plus just 20 minutes from the airport. Hope this helps.

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Old Feb 6th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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orzo808,

The timetables at www.bahn.de give diffeent times than the ones you posted. Except for Sunday when the first train is one hour later, you can leave Garmisch-Partenkirken at 05:04, change at Muenchen-Pasing, and be at Muenchen Flughafen Terminal at 07:17.

Is that enough time? It all depends upon what time your airline wants you to check in--and how comfortable you are with depending upon the trains running on time. Delays are not likely, but they are always possible due to unforeseen circumstances.
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If you want to have aa much time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (I spelled it right this time!) as possible, you could leave at 23:04 and arrive at the airport at 01:17. Then spend the rest of the night there, guaranteeing that you'll be able to sleep on the plane. See www.sleepinginairports.net.
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