The 2.3km Neufahrn Curve will branch off the Airport – Neufahrn line between Airport Visitor Park station and Neufahrn, crossing the A92 motorway and curving northeast on an embankment to join the Munich – Regensburg line south of Pulling. The double-track electrified line is due to open in December 2018 and will cut journey times by around 30 minutes for rail passengers travelling to the airport from towns to the north and northeast, such as Freising, Regensburg, Landshut, and Passau.

The €91m project is being jointly financed by the state of Bavaria and the German federal government. DB will pay the state around €10m over a 20-year period through track access charges for using the new link.

The state government is also studying options for improving rail journey times between the airport and towns in southeast Bavaria such as Mühldorf.

The airport is currently linked to Munich city centre by S-Bahn lines S1 (via Neufahrn) and S8 (via Johanneskirchen).