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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Munich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Tgv

120€ - 170€

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Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Munich - Bus station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Metz > Strasbourg > Pont de l'Europe - France > Pont de l'Europe - Allemagne > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart - Airport > Munich - Bus station / ...

50€ - 75€

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Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Munich 827.9 km

90€ - 140€

Fly Paris CDG to Munich  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Munich (MUC) CDG - MUC

67€ - 238€

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Munich  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Munich (MUC) ORY - MUC

78€ - 192€

Fly Paris CDG to Nuremberg, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Nuremberg (NUE) CDG - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

105€ - 382€

Paris to Munich by train

The train journey time between Paris and Munich is around 5h 49m and covers a distance of around 834 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 46m. Operated by TGV inOui, the Paris to Munich train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Munich train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Munich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Munich is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Munich is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 11h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Munich is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Munich - Bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 50m.

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The distance between Paris and Munich is 684 km. The road distance is 827.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Munich without a car is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs 120€ - 170€.

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The train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 takes 5h 50m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Paris to Munich bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Munich train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Munich is to train which takes 5h 50m and costs 120€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 11h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 4h 46m.

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  • Distance: 683.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Munich, Germany?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 170€ and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Munich - Bus station 4 times a week. Tickets cost 23€ - 29€ and the journey takes 11h 35m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Paris Orly to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Paris Orly to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
RATP Paris
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Paris to Munich bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Munich - Bus station.

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Paris to Munich train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Munich is 828 km. It takes approximately 7h 28m to drive from Paris to Munich.

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Paris to Munich bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1930+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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