The transportation system you will probably make the most use of during your stay here is the MVV, the German acronym for the Munich Transportation Company. This is a network of several local transportation companies and the German railway (Deutsche Bahn), which have agreed to a common ticketing structure.
The public transportation network in Munich is extensive and includes streetcars, buses, underground and surface rapid-transit trains. The MVV website (www.mvv-muenchen.de) has multi-lingual information and offers a trip planner and network maps, as well as articles on special events in the area and how to get to them.
The system is efficient and reliable. Though not exactly cheap, it is not really expensive either, when you consider the services provided for the money. Let’s take a quick look at each part of this network separately.