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There are 47 daily trains from Paris to Munich. Traveling by train from Paris to Munich usually takes around 6 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 5 hours and 9 minutes.
|Distance||425 mi (684 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 9m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Paris to Munich?
In the last month, $72.60 was the average price of a train ticket from Paris to Munich. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $97.37 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Paris to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $92 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paris to Munich in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $115 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Munich from Paris will be about $97.37 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Paris to Munich?
There are 4 train lines with service from Paris to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 43 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||5||6h 27m||$88.62|
|Deutsche Bahn||43||6h 28m||$98.61|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||24||5h 51m||$94.56|
|Non-federally owned railway company||1||5h 41m||$90.20|
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
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Paris to Munich start from $46, and on average cost . Daily there are 24 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 43 other train stations.
From Paris to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 9 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 27 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.
Non-federally owned railway company
Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Paris to Munich start from $53, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Non-federally owned railway company in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and one other train station.
From Paris to Munich train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 9 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Munich 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 Paris.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Paris to Munich 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 Paris to Munich?
How long is the train journey from Paris to Munich?
The distance between Paris and Munich is approximately 425 miles, or 684 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 9 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?
Trains from Paris to Munich are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Paris at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Paris to Munich?
There are 47 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Paris to Munich. 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 Munich to 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.
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.
Where is the train station in Paris?
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Main departure 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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Where is the train station in Munich?
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Main arrival 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:
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