Travelling with children

How travelling with kids is a piece of cake

Start you family vacation relaxed at the airport munich. Benefit from numerous services, that make it easy to travel with your kids. Of course, you can rely on professional assistance if your child is travelling on its own.

Observation Deck

Travel services for kids

Five tips for a relaxed departure

  1. Use day-before or online check-in: Avoid pre-departure stress by taking advantage of the day-before check-in service. With online check-in, you can book your favorite seats well in advance from the comfort of your home.
  2. Arrive in plenty of time: Budget enough time to get to the airport, hand in your luggage and get through the screening points at the airport. Especially during holiday periods, occasional surges in passenger volumes may result in longer waiting times in some areas. Our suggestion: Add 50% to the time suggested by your airline. That will give you a sufficient buffer and help to avoid pre-departure stress.
  3. Park directly at the airport: To get to your departure area quickly and easily, use the spacious car parks and garages at Munich Airport. For budget parking, use the P41, P80 and P81 car parks, where rates start at 19 euros per week. From there you can take the S-Bahn train or bus to the terminals free of charge. During the Bavarian holidays you can park close to the terminals in the P5, P7 or P20 parking garages from 79 euros per week.
  4. Fun and games: Munich Airport has several play areas where the little ones can have fun and let off steam. (The play areas in Terminal 1 are located only before the security checkpoints.) Children will find a paradise of games and activities in Kinderland. It is located in the MAC forum between the two terminals. Big people can relax there, too. While the little ones play under the watchful eye of the qualified childcare staff, they can use the "Parents' Lounge" as a spot to sit back and relax or get a little work done.
  5. Did you forget something? No need to panic! At Munich Airport you'll find a supermarket, drugstore, pharmacy, news agent and many more stores for you and your family. From diapers, baby food, toys and children's books to children's clothing and shoes, you'll find anything you
    need before take-off.

Hand luggage checklist

When flying with children, it is a good idea to have the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Warm socks, clothing and a blanket to keep children warm in the cool air from the air conditioning
  • A favourite teddy bear, book and small toy
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Favorite snack
  • Pacifier
  • Diapers, wet wipes, etc.
  • Extra clothing for children and parents
  • Bag for dirty diapers and clothing
  • Baby food, bottles and pacifier
  • Any necessary medication

Baby food and medication

Any baby food and medication needed by you or your child during the trip can be carried in your hand luggage.

Our suggestion: Keep the containers within easy reach, as you will have to present them at security screening.

Hand luggage, liquids and baggage handling

Buggies and child seats

In Terminal 2 you can take your own buggy or pram with you as far as the aircraft door.

In Terminal 1, prams must be handed in at the bulky luggage counter. If you are travelling with a stroller or buggy, you can hand it over at the check-in desk like a regular baggage item.

Our suggestion: Immediately after the Terminal 1 security checkpoint, you can borrow a buggy free of charge.

You can hand in child car seats as bulky luggage. With some
airlines, you can also use car seats as a restraint system in the aircraft. Please contact your airline in advance for more information.

Travel documents for children

Remember: A travel document is required for every person travelling. The type of document depends on the destination. To find out whether a passport, child ID card or personal identity card is required, contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country.

The German missions abroad

If your minor children are travelling with relatives or friends, remember that documented permission is required from all parents or legal guardians. That also applies if only one of two legal guardians is making the trip.

The easiest solution is to have a written declaration of consent on hand with the signatures of all legal guardians. It should state the last name, first name and date of birth of the minor child, the purpose and destination of the trip, accompanying persons, duration of the trip and the names and contact details of all parents / legal guardians. The German Federal Police performs checks to safeguard against child abductions, including parental abductions.