Venue and Travel Information
UQ20 will take place on the Garching campus of TUM, in the building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (MW) and nearby university buildings, in the north of Munich.
The address is:
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich
The easiest way to get to the Garching campus is by metro. The closest metro station is "Garching Forschungszentrum" which can be reached with the metro line U6.
The walking distance from "Garching Forschungszentrum" to UQ20 is approximately 5 minutes.
How do I reach UQ20 from Munich airport?
Take the S-Bahn S1 to “Neufahrn”, and from there the bus no 690 to “Garching Forschungszentrum”. The estimated travel time is about 40 minutes.
Tickets are available online or at ticket machines located at the airport.
We recommend using the MVV Journey Planer.
How do I reach Munich city center from the airport?
Take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to “Marienplatz”. The estimated travel time is about 40 - 50 minutes.
Again, we recommend using the MVV Journey Planer.
How do I reach UQ20 from Munich city center?
We recommend that you start your trip or connect at “Marienplatz” (S-Bahn, metro lines U3 and U6) or “Odeonsplatz” (metro lines U3, U4, U5, U6). From there take the metro line U6 in the direction "Münchner Freiheit" to "Garching Forschungszentrum". The estimated travel time is about 25 minutes.
Where can I buy tickets and how much is the cost?
Tickets are available online or at ticket machines located at the airport or the metro station stops. For bus trips, you can buy a ticket with the bus driver.
Ticket prices (as of December 2019)
one-way ticket from the airport to the Garching campus (not traveling via Munich city center) à 8.30 €
one-way ticket from the airport to Munich city center à 11.50 €
one-way ticket from Munich city center to the Garching campus à 6.60 €
one-way ticket from Garching city to the Garching campus à 1.70 €
If you plan to make a return trip from Munich to Garching on the same day, we recommend to purchase a Day Ticket Zone M-2 at a cost of 9.50 €.
Frequent traveller pass
The pass Isar Card Weekly is valid on seven consecutive days. Note that the price for the Isar Card Weekly depends on the zones you pass during your journey. Refer to the tariff map to determine the zones. The metro stop “Garching Forschungszentrum” is located in the Zone 2.
From the Munich city center (Zone M) to the Garching campus (Zone 2) the cost is 35.10 € per week.
From Garching city center oder Garching Hochbrück to the Garching campus you are traveling in Zone 2 at a cost of 17.10 € per week.
Note that all tickets are valid for trips with the S-Bahn, metro and bus. There is no need to purchase a new ticket when changing the means of transportation.
A taxi trip from the airport to Garching campus will cost about 45 €.
A taxi ride from the airport to Munich city center will cost about 70 €.
- Grand Taxi Garching: +49 (0) 89 320 2885
- Taxi-Zentrale München: +49 (0) 89 21610
- IsarFunk München: +49 (0) 89 450 540
On the highway A9 (Munich-Berlin) exit at Nr. 70 "Garching-Nord" and follow the signs to „Hochschul-/und Forschungsgelände“ and "Zufahrt Nord".
- There is a free parking lot off Lichtenbergstrasse opposite the bus stop and next to the daycare center. From there you can reach the western entrance of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and UQ20 within 10 min walking.
- More parking lots are located in the southern part of the campus on Boltzmannstrasse and on the western side of the Maths / Computer Science building. From there the walking distance to UQ20 is up to 15 min.
Useful travel information
Emergency Phone Numbers
112 Medical Emergencies
110 Emergency Police Help Number
112 Fire Department
The average temperature in Garching in March varies between 9°C by day and 0°C at night. Meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.
CET (Central European Time); UTC/GMT+1
230 V, 50Hz; power sockets follow European standards
Dial Country Code
Typical Opening Hours (individual hours may vary)
Banks: 8:30 – 12:30; 13:30 – 18:00 (Monday to Friday)
Pharmacies: 08:30 – 19:00 (Monday to Friday),
08:30 – 13:30 (Saturday)
Shops: 10:00 – 20:00 (Monday to Saturday)
Supermarkets: 07:00 – 20:00 (Monday to Saturday)