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Train from Munich to London

 

Overview

Route: Munich to London via Paris
Journey time: From 10 hours 9 minutes
 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris

Sample itinerary: Rise early to catch the 0620 service to Paris, then relax over lunch in the French capital before taking the 1513 (1507 at the weekend) Eurostar back to St Pancras.
Price: From £139 return
Leg 1:

Munich to Paris Gare de l'Est

Trains depart at 0627, 1400, 1612.

Frequency of service: 3 trains a day.
Operator:

TGV

Journey time: From 6 hrs 8 mins
Transfer A short 10-minute walk from Gare de l'Est to Gare du Nord. Exit Gare de l'Est, turn right along Rue de Chabrol then right along Rue du Fauberg Saint-Denis (slightly uphill) for about 400m until you reach the main intersection and then cross the road and turn left to Gare du Nord. Alternatively it is one stop on the metro line - from Gare de l'Est follow the signs for Metro line M4 to Gare du Nord (which is signposted 'direction Porte de Clignancourt'). Don't forget the 30-minute check-in for Eurostar.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 25 minutes.
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est
 
Leg 2:

Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International in the heart of London. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0643 (Mon), 0713 (Tue-Sat), 0813 (Sun).

Last train departs 2113 (every day).

Frequency of service: 18 trains a day (Mon-Fri), 19 trains a day (Sat) and 20 trains a day (Sun).
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 12 mins
Destination

Welcome to London. St Pancras International now has lots of lovely shops, restaurants and gastro pubs... and free wifi throughout the station. If you're planning to stay in the capital, there are over 60 hotels within a one mile radius of St Pancras (by the way, the new spectacular St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel - a 5-star Marriott hotel - has now opened!).

From St Pancras, there are mainline rail connections to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, as well as First Capital Connect trains on the cross-London Thameslink route which continues north as far as Bedford or south to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Across the street is Kings Cross station, which has rail connections to the north of England and Scotland, and it's a 15-minute walk (in the opposite direction, heading west) to Euston Station for connections to the West Midlands, the West Coast (including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) and Glasgow (including the Scotrail sleeper service).

 
Book a hotel near St Pancras
 

Option 2: via Paris (sleeper)

Sample itinerary: The sleeper service departs Munich at 2243, arriving in Paris at a civilized 0930. Treat yourself to a croissant before heading to Gare du Nord to catch the 1113 or 1213 Eurostar to St Pancras.
Price: From £157 return
Leg 1:

Munich to Paris (sleeper)

Train departs Munich daily at 2250, arriving in Paris the next morning at 0924.

Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

CityNightLine

Journey time: 10 hours 34 minutes
Transfer A short 10-minute walk from Gare de l'Est to Gare du Nord. Exit Gare de l'Est, turn right along Rue de Chabrol then right along Rue du Fauberg Saint-Denis (slightly uphill) for about 400m until you reach the main intersection and then cross the road and turn left to Gare du Nord. Alternatively it is one stop on the metro line - from Gare de l'Est follow the signs for Metro line M4 to Gare du Nord (which is signposted 'direction Porte de Clignancourt'). Don't forget the 30-minute check-in for Eurostar.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 25 minutes.
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est
 
Leg 2:

Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International in the heart of London. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0643 (Mon), 0713 (Tue-Sat), 0813 (Sun).

Last train departs 2113 (every day).

Frequency of service: 18 trains a day (Mon-Fri), 19 trains a day (Sat) and 20 trains a day (Sun).
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 12 mins
Destination

Welcome to London. St Pancras International now has lots of lovely shops, restaurants and gastro pubs... and free wifi throughout the station. If you're planning to stay in the capital, there are over 60 hotels within a one mile radius of St Pancras (by the way, the new spectacular St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel - a 5-star Marriott hotel - has now opened!).

From St Pancras, there are mainline rail connections to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, as well as First Capital Connect trains on the cross-London Thameslink route which continues north as far as Bedford or south to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Across the street is Kings Cross station, which has rail connections to the north of England and Scotland, and it's a 15-minute walk (in the opposite direction, heading west) to Euston Station for connections to the West Midlands, the West Coast (including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) and Glasgow (including the Scotrail sleeper service).

 
Book a hotel near St Pancras
 

Your route back from Munich

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.

 

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