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High-speed trains from Paris to Munich

The average train time from Paris to Munich is 8h 43m, although it takes just 541m on the fastest high-speed TGV services. There are around 15 trains per day running from Paris in France to Munich in Germany, the first train leaves from Paris Gare de l’Est at 06:40 and the last train leaves at 21:25 

  • All trains depart from Paris Gare de l’Est station. 
  • All trains arrive into Munich Hbf (Munchen Hauptbahnhof ) station 

As both stations are located in the city centreyou can enjoy breakfast in Paris then be in Munich in time for an afternoon drink in Marienplatz Square – what’s not to love? You can travel directly between these two cities on high-speed TGV INOUI services, or the quickest journey with one stop along the way involves a short stop at Stuttgart Hbf to change to an equally high-speed Deutsche Bahn ICE train. Add a bit of extra luxury to your trip and travel First Class on TGV and ICE trains to enjoy wider seating, free WiFi and an at-seat food and drinks service.  

Ready to book? Search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Paris to Munich and tips on finding cheap train tickets.  

Paris to Munich by train

It takes an average of 6h 43m to travel from Paris to Munich by train, over a distance of around 424 miles (683 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Paris to Munich and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 32m
PriceFrom €29.90
Distance424 miles (683 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train06:55
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMunich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Other, ÖBB, Flixbus

Paris to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Munich for Montag 16. Mai 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
17:55 Paris Gare de l’Est23:29 München Hbftgv inoui 9579 Deutsche Bahn 5h 34m, 1 change
19:04 Paris Gare de l’Est06:03 München HbfICE 9557 Deutsche Bahn 10h 59m, 1 change
20:25 Paris Gare de l’Est06:03 München Hbftgv inoui 2465 SNCF 9h 38m, 3 changes
06:55 Paris Gare de l’Est12:27 München HbfICE 9571 Deutsche Bahn 5h 32m, 1 change
07:20 Paris Gare de l’Est13:27 München Hbftgv inoui 9561 Deutsche Bahn 6h 7m, 1 change
07:22 Paris Gare de Lyon15:04 München Hbf Gleis 27-36TGV Lyria 9203 SNCF 7h 42m, 1 change

TGV, SNCF and ÖBB trains from Paris to Munich

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

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.

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Munich

The price of train tickets from Paris to Munich starts at €29.90 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 Paris to Munich 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 Paris to Munich? 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 Paris to Munich take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Munich is 6 hours and 43 minutes, with around 13 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 Paris and Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Munich is 5 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Munich cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Munich can start from as little as €29.90 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 Paris to Munich?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Munich leaves at 06:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Munich leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Munich by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Munich 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 Munich to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/16/2022. 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 09/30/2022 for travel on 09/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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