Commuting in Munich
Moving around Munich can be a costly affair, especially if you are a student on a tight budget. But lucky enough for you, there are a lot of tips that can save you a lot of money. So lets get right to the bottom of it.
1. The Semester Ticket - Isarcard Semester
Once you receive your student card, you can obtain the semester ticket at any MVV Ticket machine in the U-Bahn or S-Bahn stations. The ticket costs ~196 euros but allows you unlimited access to the entire transport network for 6 months. This saves you about 1000 euros per year asumming you bought equivalent single tickets!
2. Get a bike
If you don’t want to buy the semester ticket and don’t move around a lot, getting a bike can be a good alternative. In winter however, biking may not exactly be the best idea. On the other hand, over summer, it can be a worthwhile alternative and a great way to keep fit 🙂 You might still need the train or bus once in a while, so it’s not exactly a perfect substitute.