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Trip Summary

There are 71 daily trains from Munich to Paris. Traveling by train from Munich to Paris usually takes around 6 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance425 mi (684 km)
Fastest train5h 28m
Lowest price$56.51
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Munich to Paris?

In the last month, $97.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Paris. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $92.16 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$194$129$65JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Munich to Paris will vary between C$80 and C$176. Planning a train trip to Paris within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Munich over the next 7 days is C$88. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$161$129$97$65$32ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Munich to Paris by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$120 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Paris in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$161 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$194$155$116$77$393020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Paris from Munich will be about C$92.16 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Munich to Paris?

There are 4 train lines with service from Munich to Paris. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 65 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express66h 7m$132.44
Deutsche Bahn656h 36m$152.38
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company76h 4m$134.33
Non-federally owned railway company15h 47m$136.95
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $58, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Paris. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 21 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 6 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $57, and on average cost . Daily there are 65 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Paris. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München-Lochhausen and 43 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 6 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 89 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $57, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Paris. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 28 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $81, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Paris. Non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Munich to Paris during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Munich to Paris?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Munich to Paris. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Munich to Paris?

The distance between Munich and Paris is approximately 425 miles, or 684 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 28 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Munich to Paris. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Munich at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Munich to Paris?

There are 71 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Munich to Paris. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Paris to Munich.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main departure station: München Train Station

Munich's central station, München Train Station, welcomes more than 450,000 passengers every day. The station was first built in 1839 and has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times. As a result, the current station spans numerous buildings and wings, each with its own architectural style. You can find all the necessary amenities such as public restrooms and waiting lounges in the station, and there are even shops for last-minute souvenir shopping! Many Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain routes stop in Munich, heading to cities including Dresden, Berlin, and Cologne. The station is conveniently located just west of Munich's Old Town, with easy connections to the subway (U-Bahn) via the Hauptbanhof station in the same building.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Langwied

  • München-Allach

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Obermenzing

  • München-fasanerie

  • München-Feldmoching

Where is the train station in Paris?

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Main arrival station: Paris Est

Paris Gare de l'Est, or Paris East Railway Station, is in the city's tenth arrondissement. It mainly operates rail services to eastern France, but also into other countries. Gare de l'Est was the departure point for the legendary Orient Express, and the columned facade is just as opulent as you would expect. Its 1840s structure is divided into several halls containing top brands and food outlets. The station is linked to Lines 4 and 7 of the Paris Métro and just a short walk from the Gare du Nord.

Train stations in Paris:

  • Paris Est

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