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How to travel from Chemnitz to Paris by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Chemnitz to Paris? Look no further.

You'll usually find 20 trains per day running between Chemnitz and Paris, which usually take 12 hours 15 minutes to complete the 789 km journey. It can take as little as 9 hours 34 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Paris from Chemnitz, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, Thalys or ICE, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Chemnitz to Paris if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $54.84. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Chemnitz to Paris by train

It takes an average of 12h 15m to travel from Chemnitz to Paris by train, over a distance of around 490 miles (789 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Chemnitz to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $54.84 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 34m
PriceFrom $54.84
Distance490 miles (789 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train04:21
Last train22:31
Departure stationChemnitz
Arrival stationParis
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, SNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Thalys

Chemnitz to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Chemnitz to Paris for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:52 17:05 10h 13m, 4 changes
07:26 19:05 11h 39m, 2 changes
07:31 18:05 10h 34m, 4 changes
08:31 19:05 10h 34m, 3 changes
09:31 19:05 9h 34m, 5 changes
09:31 19:41 10h 10m, 4 changes
10:31 21:05 10h 34m, 3 changes
11:31 21:05 9h 34m, 4 changes
12:31 06:50 18h 19m, 4 changes
12:31 07:50 19h 19m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Chemnitz to Paris

You can travel from Chemnitz to Paris on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Chemnitz to Paris

The price of train tickets from Chemnitz to Paris starts at $54.84 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Chemnitz to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Chemnitz to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Chemnitz to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Chemnitz to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Chemnitz and Paris is 12 hours and 15 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Chemnitz and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Chemnitz to Paris is 9 hours and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Chemnitz to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Chemnitz to Paris can start from as little as $54.84 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Chemnitz to Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Chemnitz to Paris. Travelling from Chemnitz to Paris by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Chemnitz to Paris leave?

The first train from Chemnitz to Paris leaves at 04:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Chemnitz to Paris leave?

The last train from Chemnitz to Paris leaves at 22:31. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Chemnitz and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Chemnitz to Paris cover a distance of around 490 miles (789 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Chemnitz to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/28/2022 for travel on 11/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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