Travel to Munich and Visas




Before booking flights, trains, buses, etc., check your arrival and departure times on our Course Schedule page.

We recommend that all students take advice from the German Embassy in their country on whether a visa is required to enter Germany.


Important visa information

If you do need a visa to enter Germany, you should complete the relevant visitor visa application form according to embassy advice – more information is available here.

We are happy to provide a letter in support of your visa application; however, prior to us providing such a letter, your total course fees must be paid in full. Please contact us if you require a letter in support of your visa application.

Please note that many embassies take a long time to process a visa application – it is best to contact them as soon as possible to find out about the procedures and make your application.

If a visa is refused we will refund the full fees minus a handling charge of €100, provided that the visa application was made at least 1 month prior to the start of the whole course. Proof of application date and refusal is required before fees are refunded – please see our Cancellation Policy.

Please note: not having received a response from the visa authority does not qualify the Student or Parent for a refund.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover loss of possessions and medical expenses as for any trip away from home. It is also highly advisable to include cancellation cover with your insurance.




Travelling to Germany from Overseas


By Air - Munich Airports

  • Most major international airlines will fly into Munich Airport.
  • There are several public transport and taxi links from the airports to the school; please see below for more information.

By Train - München Hauptbahnhof

  • Trains go to München Hauptbahnhof from most cities across Europe. Details of the international and domestic train services available in Europe can be found on the SNCB Europe website
  • There are several public transport links from the train station to the school; please see below for more information.



Consent to Travel Letters

It is recommended that students who are under 18 and are flying without parental supervision carry a letter from their parent/guardian giving consent for them to travel alone. More and more airlines are asking to see these letters at check-in. The letter should include:

  • your dates of travel and return 

  • where you will be travelling to 

  • where you will be staying  

  • parental consent to travel alone.




Getting to the School


Below are directions for how to get to the school if arriving by taxi, bus, or train. Full information on the public transport availlable in Munich can be found on the Munich public transport website.

Address: Munich International School, Schloß Buchhof, D-82319 Starnberg, Munich


By Taxi

There are taxi ranks available at both the train station and airports.

By Train

Trainline: S-Bahn S6. The nearest stop is Starnberg

Trains leave the central train station (München Hauptbahnhof) every 20 - 30 minutes, and take around 25 minutes to get to Starnberg. From the train station you can get a bus (see below), or a taxi to the school.

By Bus

The school is located at the Buchhof, Starnberg bus stop.

From Starnberg train station: Take bus number 961 or 963 from the Starnberg Nord stop.