any suggestions on taking a train from paris to salzburg? danke, niklaus from santa cruz
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www.bahn.com will show you your options.
Fastest way is 7 hours and 19 minutes with a single connection in Stuttgart, but that is a 9 minute connection time. Some others in 8 hours with more comfortable connection times.
It would likely be Paris (Gare de l'Est) with changes in Manheim and Munich; or in Stuttgart. Minimum 8 hours. Probably longer. This is one of those situations where it might be quicker to fly into Munich and then catch the train from there, or if you're lucky, get a flight from Paris to Salzburg.
Flights from Paris to Munich are operated several times a day and can be as cheap as $80 if booked well in advance. From Munich take an express train to Salzburg. This will save you more than 5 hours of travel time in total.
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I'd rather take the local Meridian train than the express train. From MUC take the S8 to Munich East Station and change there. That connection is no slower (sometimes even a few minutes faster) than the one via the main station and can be used with a Bayern Ticket for €25 for one traveller or €32 for two (valid from 9am on workdays, all day on weekends; each additional traveller up to five: +7€). A flexible long-distance train ticket via the main station would cost €40-44 pp. There are cheaper train-specific tickets, but if you can't reach your booked train due to flight delay, such a ticket will be worthless. All details on www.bahn.com