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Trip Summary

19 trains operate daily from Munich to Paris. The train trip from Munich to Paris is usually about 6 hours and 11 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can get you there in as little as 5 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance425 mi (684 km)
Fastest train5h 22m
Lowest price£50.73
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDB Intercity-Express
Train lines4

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Which train should you take from Munich to Paris?

There are 4 train lines with service from Munich to Paris. DB Intercity-Express is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express116h 15m£50.17
Deutsche Bahn76h 12m£50.60
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company25h 51m£55.68
Non-federally owned railway company15h 44m£50.36
  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from £53, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 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 in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 51 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 22 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from £50, 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 in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Munich to Paris train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 44 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 22 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 22 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.

Friday 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 Friday 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.

The earliest train departs Munich at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 19 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?

Main departure station: München-Karlsfeld

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Munich where you can board the train.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Freiham

  • München Train Station

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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