Train from London to Munich, Germany
Updated: Jan 7
Greentraveller's Guide to taking the train from London St Pancras International Railway Station to Central Station Munich, Germany.
Journey Time: from 8 hours 48 minutes
Sample timetable: Depart London 10.24am, arrive Munich 21.52pm
Transfer: Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de L'Est
Frequency of Departures: 14/day
Carbon emissions: 6.13kg (flight would be 145.41kg)*
Car hire at Central Station Munich: Yes
What's the journey like?
You have to change stations in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare de L'Est, though it's just a short 10-minute walk: exit Gare du Nord, turn left then at the main intersection turn right (slightly downhill) along Rue du Fauberg Saint-Denis for about 400m then left along Rue de Chabrol to Gare de L'Est. Alternatively it is one stop on the metro line - from the Eurostar arrival platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for Metro line M4 to Gare de L'Est (which is signposted 'direction Porte d'Orléans'). See our guide to How to transfer between train stations across Paris. At Gare de L'Est, you board a TGV high speed train to Central Station Munich station.
Stopover hotels to break the journey in Paris
If you want to break the journey and stay overnight to see a bit more of Paris while you're travelling through, there are lots of lovely places to stay near both Gare du Nord and Gare de L'Est. These hotels get good reviews: Hotels near Gare du Nord/Gare de L'Est
Miss your connection in Paris?
Don’t panic. Railteam’s ‘Hop on the Next Available Train’ service means that if you have missed your connection between high speed trains because of a delay on the preceding leg of your journey, you’ll automatically be put on the next available high-speed TGV train. NB Remember to get your ticket stamped by your Train Manager. Whenever you’re connecting, always remember to validate your onward train ticket at the machine on the platform before departing (these are often coloured yellow).
On arrival at Central Station Munich
Willkommen in München! These hotels near the station get good reviews: Hotels near Central Station Munich
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