Directions from Main Train Station (München Hauptbahnhof)
From the Hauptbahnhof, take an S-Bahn to Marienplatz (which will be the second stop on any eastbound line), then change to the U-Bahn line U6 heading northbound to the Garching-Forschungszentrum terminal stop. Not all trains on the U6 line will terminate at Garching-Forschungszentrum, especially later at night. If your train terminates before Garching-Forschungszentrum, exit the train and wait. Eventually a U6 train which terminates at Garching-Forschungszentrum should appear. Additionally, see also the Notes about Public Transportation below.
Directions from Airport (Flughafen München „Franz Josef Strauß“)
Ex Munich Airport on motorway A92 in the direction of Munich, then take exit Freising-Süd. Follow road B11 in the direction of Munich. Approximately 2 km after Dietersheim, turn left in the direction of Forschungsinstitute.
Ex Munich Airport on line S8 to Ismaning, then change to bus 230 in the direction of Garching-Technische Universität. Exit at bus stop Garching-Technische Universität.
Ex Munich Airport on line S1 to Neufahrn, then change to bus 690 in the direction of Garching-Technische Universität. Exit at bus stop Garching-Technische Universität.
On Motorway A9, Munich - Nuremberg (München - Nürnberg), take the Garching-Nord exit in the direction of Forschungsinstitute.
Notes About Public Transport
You can find more information about timetables, alternative routes, etc. for public transportation at:
Public transport in Munich works with a zone scheme. Please note that Garching Campus/Forschungszentrum is located outside of the inner-city zone. You will need to buy a "Munich XXL" ticket or take THREE stripes on a multiple ride ticket. Note also that the vending machines for tickets are wildly inconsistent from terminal stop to terminal stop. You may need to go to a different terminal stop to buy the ticket that you need.