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|Distance||424 miles (684 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 38 min|
|Average train ticket price||£89 (€99)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn or TGV|
Trains from Munich to Paris cover the 424 miles (684 km) long route taking on average 5 h 38 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Deutsche Bahn or TGV. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £45, but the average price of train tickets is £89. Travellers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Travel between Munich and Paris from £45 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and TGV! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Munich to Paris. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Looking for trains between Munich and Paris? TGV is one of the best companies to travel with on the 424 miles (684 km) route from Munich to Paris. As an official travel partner of TGV, Omio quickly shows you the latest TGV train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Munich to Paris routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable TGV train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Paris from Munich, you can quickly see if the TGV ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Munich - Paris train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with TGV!
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 by train between Munich, Germany and Paris, France is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 25/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Munich closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Munich is: Fully open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 25/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Paris to Munich train here.
Some of the Munich train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from München Hbf and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called München Hbf, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city centre of Munich.
The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre of Paris.
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