✅ Verified Review
| At Munich Airport my connecting flights were parked at an uncomfortable and circuitous 5-minute bus journey away from the terminal on the apron. I shudder to think of what this "arrangement" must be like in January or in an autumn downpour. Both planes were standard Airbus types that can connect directly to a terminal gate. Access to the buses was down 5 flights of steps. No escalator or lift was available. If you're over 70 and have to carry an 8-kg cabin bag down 60-70 quite steep steps in a hurry it can be dangerous to your health. I was in transit on 2 occasions at MUC but the connections (all Lufthansa) were extremely tight: 60 mins on the outward journey, 45 minutes on the way back. While these short connecting times might work in a better organised airport, they are unrealistic at MUC. Walking distance between gates (all my flights were with Lufthansa inside Europe) is excessive. There are virtually no moving walkways. You have to go up several floors from your arrival gate to access the main terminal floor and the endless corridors you have to negotiate to get to your departure gate. Although I had already cleared security at my original airport of departure, I was forced to undergo a second security check at MUC. I was just one among hundreds of passengers queuing to go through a bottleneck of just 2 baggage scanners. This wasted 15 minutes of the already short connecting time I was given. It was unclear which passport and security points applied to which gates. This substandard signage caused another 5 minutes of delay. The departure gate for my connecting flight had been changed and was located inconveniently even further away than originally planned. Arriving finally out of breath at the departure gate I was told in no uncertain terms to "hurry up", as if it was my fault that I had turned up after the gate had officially closed. Then I had to negotiate the 2.5 floors of steps and the bus, etc. MUC is really badly planned and inadequately designed for transit. I recommend fellow transit passengers to avoid this airport.