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There are usually 32 daily train trips available from Munich to Paris. Traveling by train from Munich to Paris usually takes 6 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||425 mi (684 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 10m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Munich to Paris?
In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Paris was $77.81. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 27 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $62.14 more if you wait to book until the last minute.
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By booking your train trip from Munich to Paris on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $62.14 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!
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 33 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||5||6h 0m||$108.62|
|Deutsche Bahn||33||6h 23m||$128.26|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||4||6h 3m||$125.04|
|Non-federally owned railway company||1||5h 49m||$121.13|
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 with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $57, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 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 16 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 3 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 10 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.
Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Paris start from $65, 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 6 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 49 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 10 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Paris on a weekend there is typically one Non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Munich.
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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 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 10 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 Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
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.
There are 32 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.
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, 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.
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
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.
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