The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Munich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 9 trains that leave Paris for Munich every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||424 miles (684 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$73 (€65)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or TGV|
Trains from Paris to Munich cover the 424 miles (684 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or TGV. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $73 (€65), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $1 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in München Hbf.
You can travel by train to Munich from Paris with TGV and Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider 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 Paris to Munich. 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 bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Munich train information:
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Trains traveling from Paris to Munich take approximately 5h 45min covering 424 miles (684 km). There are about 10 trains operating from Paris to Munich every day, including weekends and public holidays. If you don’t want to connect along the way, you can board one of the two direct trains that operate every day along the Paris-Munich route.
If you want to travel during the morning hours, you can board the first train that departs Paris at around 6:55 a.m. and arrive in Munich at around 12:27 p.m., having journeyed for about 5h 32min. This train involves one transfer along the way. The last departure to Munich from Paris starts at around 5:55 p.m. If you are using the TGV train, you will depart Paris at around 9:00 a.m. and arrive at around 3:24 p.m., having taken around 6h 24min. This train has a layover in the German city of Manheim. The last TGV train departs Paris at around 5:45 p.m. and arrives in Munich at around 11:30 pm.
Time taken to travel from Paris to Munich will be determined by the type of train used, the time of travel, and the journey's nature. High-speed trains can take approximately 4h 45min to travel from Paris to Munich. Slower connecting trains can take up to 6h 30min to travel from Paris to Munich. On average, your final journey can take approximately 5h 32min to get to Munich from Paris.
Couple hugging in the Eiffel Tower of Paris. Source: Shutterstock
Departure StationWhen traveling to Munich from Paris, you can embark your train at various stations such as Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l’Est. Most passengers depart at Paris Gare de Lyon, approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center. Instead of paying for a bus or a taxi to drop you off at the station, you can walk as you enjoy the beauty of Paris. Walking to the train station takes approximately 15 min. Paris Gare de Lyon has restrooms, a ticket office and eateries where you can take your breakfast as you wait for your departure. You can also find shops, supermarkets, wineries and hotels within a short walk from the train station.
Arrival StationYour voyage from Paris to Munich can end at Munchen Hbf, Munchen Hackerbrucke and Munchen Marienplatz. Most passengers disembark their train at Munchen Hbf, situated about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city center. To get to the city center from the train station, you can hop in a taxi or board public buses available near the station. Alternatively, you can trek to the city center as the journey will take approximately 10 min. At Munchen Hbf, you can find restrooms and eateries. There are also nearby shops, hotels, luggage storage and supermarkets.
Deutsche Bahn and TGV are the main train providers from Paris to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is a German brand that was established in 1994. The German government owns it. TGV was established in 1981 and operates high-speed trains in various major cities in France and beyond its borders.
If you want to travel from Paris to Munich at night, a train may not be your best option. The last train to Munich departs Paris Gare de Lyon at around 5:55 p.m. and gets to Munchen Hbf at around 11:29 p.m., with the entire voyage taking approximately 5h 34min. This particular ride involves one transfer along the way. You could even arrive earlier if you board the high-speed express trains. You can take the Amsterdam to Munich city Night Line for a better option since it provides an easier connection from Paris to Amsterdam using the high-speed Thalys trains.
TGV has only two trains that operate from Paris to Munich. It operates high-speed trains that provide first-class options to passengers. The first train departs Paris at around 9:00 a.m., while the last train departs Paris at around 5:45 p.m. All TGV journeys involve layovers along the way, with the morning ride making changes in the German city of Manheim while the last one makes transfers in Stuttgart, Germany. If you choose TGV as your train provider, it is imperative to know that it changes providers at the transfer. Passengers who book TGV trains to Munich from Paris arrive in Deutsche Bahn trains in Munich.
Deutsche Bahn offers the second leg of service for TGV routes. However, it has its own trains that depart Paris to Munich after 3:00 p.m. Deutsche Bahn involves one transfer in the city of Karlsruhe, with the entire voyage taking approximately 6h 15min. Passengers traveling on Deutsche can travel in first-class upgrades and can make seat reservations. After making changes, passengers are expected to change from a high-speed train to an inner-city train.
Train emits about 60 to 70% less carbon compared to other modes of transport such as cars and airplanes. Therefore, you will save the environment a considerable amount of carbon emissions by traveling via train from Paris to Munich. Also, in terms of space, energy consumption, and noise, a train is far more sustainable.
You can enjoy a cozy voyage from Paris to Munich using the first-class upgrade available in TGV and Deutsche Bahn trains. Depending on your ticket class, you can access food and refreshments available on board. On both trains, passengers can enjoy watching movies or streaming music using the free Wi-Fi on board. There is no luggage restriction policy on either train. Luggage should be kept in luggage compartments. You can also carry disassembled bikes, but they should not exceed 47 x 35 inches (1.20 x 0.90 m). However, you will incur additional charges in both trains if you have a bike on board.
If you have a small dog, a cat or any other small pet, you are allowed to bring it on board at no additional charge. However, pets should be kept in a carrier and should not weigh above 22 lbs (10 kg). Large dogs are also allowed on board at an extra cost and should be kept on a leash. Passengers with reduced mobility are given accommodations in both trains. Wheelchairs are also allowed on board but should be folded and put in the luggage compartment.
If you are traveling on a budget, you can board slower connecting trains since they charge less compared to high-speed direct trains. You can also plan to be flexible with travel dates. With this, you can travel during non-peak hours or dates since train fares tend to be lower when fewer people are traveling. Alternatively, you can access the best ticket prices by booking your ticket in advance. You pay less when you book your ticket earlier compared to booking it on the day of travel. For more travelling stories and tips visit the Omio magazine The Window Seat.
New Town Hall in Munich. Source: Shutterstock
Munich is situated in the south of Bavaria. It is highly recognized for its exceptional architecture, distinctive culture, the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration, its lively cultural scene and world-class museums. If you are looking for an ideal place to spend your vacation with your loved ones, Munich is the place to be. Some of the things to do in Munich include:
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Travel by train between Paris, France and Munich, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Munich closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Munich to Paris is: Unrestricted
Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. 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 train to Paris from Munich here.
There are a few train stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Munich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in München Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Munich, called München Hbf, is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from its city center.
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