By Train from London (United Kingdom) to München / Munich (Germany) - Option 2: conveniently timed connections in Paris, but a transfer is required from the Gare Du Nord to Gare de l'Est


Journey Summary


Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive München / Munich (Germany)

München Hbf/Munich main station
Journey Time
Frequency
10hr 12min*
Not Every Day
Notes
There are two options for travelling from London to München/Munich in a day by train:

(1) via Brussels/Bruxelles, or
(2) this route via Paris - though this route via Paris is now not available on a Saturday

The direct train from Paris to Munchen/Munich no longer departs on Saturdays.

Changing trains in: Paris

The Eurostar will arrive in Paris at the Gare Du Nord, but the train on to Munchen will depart from the Gare de L'Est.

This guide explains how to make the transfer between the two stations.

There are positives and negatives to either of the two route options.

Travelling via Brussels/Bruxelles is cheaper and is faster, but only IF you make all of the connections between trains – and the fastest connection in Bruxelles is always comparatively tightly timed.

And those tightly timed connections are not guaranteed.

In contrast this option via Paris has more generous connecting times - on most of the combinations of trains on this route.

AND if you take the 10:24 train from London (not an option on Saturdays), you only have to take two trains and not three.

Although most of the options via Paris sold by the ticket agents involve an additional change of train in Stuttgart - and making that second connection in Stuttgart can be cheaper and faster than taking the direct train between Paris and Munchen.
 

*The journey time applies when taking the 10:24 Eurostar + the direct train between Paris and Munich/Munchen (operates daily except Saturdays).

However, the main negative of making the London to Munich/Munchen journey by train via Paris, is the need to transfer between stations in Paris.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Paris (France)
  • Journey time: 2hr 16min - 2hr 25min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Paris (France)
  • Arrive: München / Munich (Germany)
  • Journey time: 5hr 42min (approx)

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