By Train from Paris (France) to München / Munich (Germany) - Option 2: the alternative to taking the direct train is to make a connection in Stuttgart

Journey Summary

Depart Paris (France)

Paris Gare de l'Est/Paris Est

Arrive München / Munich (Germany)

München Hbf/Munich main station
Journey Time
5hr 30min - 5hr 35min
4 x connections per day

The only direct train between Paris and Munchen/Munich isn't scheduled to arrive in Munchen until 21:26.

If you want to arrive in Munchen/Munich earlier you will need to change trains.

The optimum 4 x connections per day are the journeys of less than 5hr 35min that involve changing trains at Stuttgart.

We say 'optimum' but the trains from Paris are scheduled to arrive in Stuttgart less than 15 mins before the departure of the ICE train on to Munchen/Munich.

There is 1 x ICE train per hour between Stuttgart and Munchen/Munich.

So ideal IF the train from Paris arrives on time.

If it arrives too late - then tickets/reservations can be transferred free of charge to a subsequent departure on from Stuttgart.

However, due to the reconstruction currently taking place at Stuttgart station, the Reisezentrum travel desk, where the tickets can be swapped, is some distance from where the trains will arrive and depart.

An option is to book with DB Bahn and increase the 'Duration of Transfer' between trains - but do that and you will be committing to arriving in Munchen/Munich an hour later.

There also alternative connections available at Mannheim or Karlsruhe, but they also have similarly tight connecting times between trains, so the journey will be longer, no cheaper and not any more convenient.

Train 1

  • Depart: Paris (France)
  • Arrive: Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Journey time: 3hr 8min - 3hr 9miin

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Train 2

  • Depart: Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Arrive: München / Munich (Germany)
  • Journey time: 2hr 10min - 2hr 15min

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Ticket information

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