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Overview: Train from Munich to Paris

distanceDistance424 miles (684 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Trains from Munich to Paris cover the 424 miles (684 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV INOUI. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £58, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies: TGV and Deutsche Bahn trains Munich to Paris

Travel to Paris from Munich from £37 with Omio’s train partners TGV and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Munich to Paris train.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Munich and Paris and when travelling by train:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Trains from Munich to Paris

    With departures up to 8 times per day until late afternoon, it is easy to find yourself at your French destination before bedtime. The average travel time for trains from Munich to Paris is 6h36 min. You will need to allow up to an hour extra on some journeys, dependent on the scheduled connection - so be sure to check the duration before you book.


    Munich to Paris Train Times: Daily Departures

    Munich to Paris timetables include up to 8 daily departures with one change at Stuttgart HBF. A small number of departures include two changes, at Stuttgart and Karlsruhe Hbf, which adds on a little extra time to your journey. Train time schedules run all seven days. Weekdays start at around 2:30 a.m. with the latest departure leaving at approximately 2:30 p.m.. Timetables are reduced on weekends to 6 departures. On Saturdays and Sundays the latest departure is usually before 4:00 p.m., arriving in Paris some time shortly after 10:00 p.m. The earliest weekly departure train time will be between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on a Sunday, arriving before lunch, still in great time for a late croissant breakfast!


    How long is the journey by train from Munich to Paris?

    Overall, the train journey duration will average out at 6h36min. Bring a good book, a tablet, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery out of the window. All journeys include at least one stop to change trains. The maximum stop changes on this train schedule is two, which will add an additional hour onto your journey time. Bargain hunters and flexible travellers can save up to half the peak price by checking out the off-peak weekend and early morning timetables.


    How to find cheap train tickets from Munich to Paris?


    We all know that last minute travellers can pay a premium for their tickets, which is why savvy commuters and holidaymakers will always book their seats way in advance. Get ahead of the pack. Omio recommend you plan ahead by at least a fortnight, preferably longer, to bag the cheap train seats. You can select the flexible booking option for a small additional fee if your travel dates aren’t set in stone. Early risers and insomniacs will also benefit from cheap train tickets, along with those lucky ones who can make their journey on a weekend. If you are not rushing to catch the Eiffel Tower at dusk, maybe consider choosing the slightly longer but often cheaper, two-stop trip? Babes in arms and children up to five years old travel for free with a fare-paying adult. Another tip is to choose to travel in second class seats rather than first class, it’s still a great ride with free Wi-Fi!


    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Munich to Paris?


    Departure train station: Collect your cheap train tickets for Munich to Paris early and, as the Munich Hauptbahnhof (HBF) is situated just 0.8 miles from the city centre, you can leave your luggage at this station and explore the city on foot or by a short 5-minute bus or taxi ride Munich Hauptbahnhof (HBF) station itself houses plenty of shops, kiosks and ATM’s with free Wi-Fi for the first 30 minutes.


    Arrival train station: The Gare de l’Est train station is highly regarded for its stunning architecture, which comes as no surprise to aficionados of French culture. Take an easy bus or metro ride of just 3 miles to the famous Eiffel Tower and city centre. The facilities are modern however and you will find shops, restaurants, a brasserie and left luggage depot on site. Close by, a 3-star hotel and a supermarket serve the weary traveller.


    Which train companies travel from Munich to Paris?


    The Deutsche Bahn Intercity (DB) train company operate their frequent and speedy service on this route of Munich to Paris trains. DB offers 8 daily travel times in their weekday schedule. Travel begins early on weekdays. Weekends see frequency change from 8 to 6 departures per day. All DB train company scheduled services from Munich to Paris will include at least one change to train operator TVG with a maximum of two changes on the way.


    Deutsche Bahn Intercity trains from Munich to Paris


    You can spoil yourself with first class or economise with second class tickets on each Deutsche Bahn Munich to Paris train schedule. The high speed train services operate in the daytime through to early evening, there are no overnight schedules. DB operate an exchange or cancellation ticket policy on tickets booked in advance. For a small additional charge you can change or cancel your journey up to 24 hours before the ticket validity date. Each route includes at least one stop and change at Stuttgart. Some journeys will take up to an hour longer due to an additional stop and change at Karlsruhe Hbf. Check the train duration before you book to avoid an unnecessary extension to your trip. The train types on this route are all high-speed. DB run their ICE fleet to Stuttgart where TVG take over services to complete your journey in one of their double-decker high-speed trains.


    Munich to Paris Trains: Services on board


    DB and TVG offer first and second class seats for train services from Munich to Paris. Amenities on board differ within the two classes, but all trains are well-equipped with toilets in carriages, on-board refreshments, Wi-Fi and power points. Ample luggage space is provided for 3 items of hand luggage with TGV and is unlimited on DB trains. Bicycles are permitted at no additional charge on TGV trains, for the DB leg you purchase a pass in advance. Reduced ability travellers benefit from platform access to the train and additional space inside carriages. Unimpeded access to toilets is offered to these passengers.

    Taking the Train from Munich

    All trains from Munich to Paris depart from the main station of the city - Munich Hauptbahnhof. Located near the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt borough, this station is very close to Munich's city centre. It has 2 S-Bahn platforms and 6 U-Bahn platforms running right through it, making it very well-connected. There are frequent buses and trams going to the Munich Hauptbahnhof station, and taking a taxi is a convenient option too.

    Getting into Paris by Train

    Filled with culture, fashion and art, there's always something to see and do in Paris. The trains from Munich arrive at the Gare de l'Est, which is one of the oldest stations in Paris. Located in the central area of the city, the Gare de l'Est has bus and taxi stops right outside. Moreover, it has three main Metro line connecting it to different parts of the city.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Munich to Paris

    Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Munich to Paris.

    What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Munich, Germany by train?

    Travel by train between Munich, Germany and Paris, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Paris from Munich restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Munich?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 15/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Munich and Paris closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from France by train?

    Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Munich from Paris?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Paris?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Munich, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 15/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Munich from Paris.

    What is the cost of cheap trains from Munich to Paris?

    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Paris from Munich for the next 7 days starting from £37  one way.

    How much is a train ticket from Munich to Paris?

    The Munich to Paris train ticket price is on average £58  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

    What is the distance to Paris from Munich via train?

    The train distance from Munich to Paris is around 424 miles (684 km).

    What is the average Munich to Paris train duration?

    The train time between Munich and Paris is on average 5 h 45 min  for the 424 miles (684 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Munich to Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling by train from Munich to Paris, which train station in Munich do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Munich to start your trip from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from München Hbf   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

    Where do I find the Munich train station to Paris? Where is the Paris train station?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from München Hbf and need to travel around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city centre.

    What train companies offer a service to Paris from Munich?

    For the route from Munich to Paris you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, TGV, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TGV INOUI. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Munich and Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Is there a direct train from Munich to Paris?

    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day to Paris from Munich, and you can find a direct train for this journey with TGV or SNCF | TGV INOUI  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    How many train services per day are there between Munich and Paris?

    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Munich to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When can I take the first train from Munich to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The earliest train departing from Munich to Paris leaves at 05: 46. The last train departing from Munich to Paris leaves at 15: 27. You can find the latest Munich to Paris train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket to Paris from Munich to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Munich and Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £58 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Munich to Paris a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    München Hbf is the most popular Munich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Munich for your journey to Paris.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +49 8913081055
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transport options for München Hbf
    U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U4, U5, U7
    S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
    Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Bus lines: 68, X98
    Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB