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Getting from Munich to Paris by train

The average train time from Munich to Paris is 9h 33m, although it can take 6h 16m on the fastest rail services. As there are no direct trains from Munich to Paris, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey, usually in Stuttgart.

Taking the train from Munich to Paris is a comfortable and convenient option. Get off at Paris Gare de l'Est station and you’ll find yourself close to some of the most iconic landmarks in the City of Lights.

Sure, a plane journey may seem quicker at first. But the entire trip, including travelling to and from airports and waiting in lengthy security checks would be considerably more tiring. Instead, sit back on a high-speed TGV train operated by French national carrier SNCF and enjoy free WiFi, a well-stocked food carriage, and picturesque views along the way. Take your train journey to the next level by booking First Class tickets for extra added comfort.

Interested? Read on for all the information you need for the train route from Munich to Paris, including FAQs and train times.

Munich Hbf to Paris by train

It takes an average of 8h 13m to travel from Munich Hbf to Paris by train, over a distance of around 424 miles (683 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Munich Hbf to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 38m
PriceFrom €29
Distance424 miles (683 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train03:18
Last train23:54
Departure stationMunich Hbf
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Other, Flixbus, ÖBB

Munich Hbf to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Paris for Monday 4th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
03:18 München Hbf10:00 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 616 Deutsche Bahn 6h 42m, 1 change
06:46 München Hbf12:31 Paris Gare de l’Esttgv inoui 9576 Deutsche Bahn 5h 45m, direct
08:27 München Hbf14:05 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 690 Deutsche Bahn 5h 38m, 1 change
09:28 München Hbf16:35 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 610 Deutsche Bahn 7h 7m, 3 changes
10:28 München Hbf16:54 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 598 Deutsche Bahn 6h 26m, 1 change
12:27 München Hbf18:05 Paris Gare de l’EstICE 596 Deutsche Bahn 5h 38m, 1 change

ÖBB, SNCF and TGV trains from Munich Hbf to Paris

You can travel from Munich Hbf to Paris on ÖBB, SNCF and TGV 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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Munich Hbf to Paris

The price of train tickets from Munich Hbf to Paris starts at €29 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 Munich Hbf 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Munich Hbf 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 Munich Hbf to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Paris is 8 hours and 13 minutes, with around 15 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 Munich Hbf and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Paris is 5 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich Hbf to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Munich Hbf to Paris can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Munich Hbf to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Paris without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Munich Hbf to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Munich Hbf to Paris leave?

The first train from Munich Hbf to Paris leaves at 03:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Munich Hbf to Paris leave?

The last train from Munich Hbf to Paris leaves at 23:54. 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 Munich Hbf and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Paris cover a distance of around 424 miles (683 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Munich Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich Hbf to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich Hbf to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/04/2022. 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 07/05/2022 for travel on 07/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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