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  • Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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France-Germany trains, ideal to visit popular destinations like Paris, Munich and Frankfurt.

France-Germany is actually the route which is served by the high speed trains. Thus both the French TGV and the German ICE trains operate on the France Germany route. The high speed trains departs from main cities in France, including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg to reach major cities in Germany, including Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart etc. Watching the passing landscape from the comfort of your seat, will offer you a pleasant experience on board. This route has the particularity to have hosted the record breaking high speed train – 574 km/h (357 mph).

Popular journeys and travel durations

Popular journeys and travel durations
JourneyTravel time
Paris - Frankfurt3h 49
Paris - Stuttgart3h 39
Paris - Karlsruhe3h 00
Mannheim - Paris3h 10
Munich - Paris6h 08
Stuttgart - Strasbourg1h 24
Frankfurt - Marseille7h44

Paris Frankfurt 03:48 € 39
Berlin Paris 11:01 € 64
Munich Paris 06:06 € 39
Frankfurt Avignon 07:07 € 49
Lyon Frankfurt 06:04 € 39
Paris Cologne 05:53 € 39
Frankfurt Marseille 07:45 € 49
Stuttgart Paris 03:40 € 39
Paris Dusseldorf 06:13 € 39
Frankfurt Aix En Provence Tgv 07:30 € 49
Frankfurt Strasbourg 02:00 € 19
Mannheim Paris 03:09 € 39
Munich Strasbourg 03:42 € 29
Paris Karlsruhe 03:00 € 39
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:03 € 36
Ulm Paris 04:52 € 39
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Augsburg Paris 05:38 € 39
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 29
Paris Duisburg 06:19 € 39
Lyon Mannheim 05:24 € 39
Marseille Mannheim 07:19 € 39
Frankfurt Forbach 02:08 € 29
Frankfurt Besançon 03:47 € 52
Frankfurt Chalon Sur Saone 04:54 € 58

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • France-Germany tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

Main stations for the Paris to Germany train are located in the city centres. Travellers using ICE and TGV trains will depart or arrive at the main railways stations below:

  • Paris Gare de l’Est. One of the main train stations in Paris and is the terminus for TGV and ICE trains from/to Germany. The station is less than 1 km away from Paris Gare du Nord where trains depart to UK and northern Europe.
  • Munich Central Station (München Hauptbahnhof). One of the largest in Germany and located in the city centre. It has a local ICE connection with the Munich-Pasing station.
  • Frankfurt Central Station (Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof). The most important in Europe. Frankfurt Central Station has a local connection with Frankfurt Flughafen Airport which houses a railway station.
Travellers with a 1st class ticket have access to the business lounge in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille.


Classes and facilities offered by TGV France-Germany
First classSecond class
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Subway tickets Tickets for Paris Metro are on sale on board, allowing to save time and avoid confusion.
Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Business lounge at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.

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  • "PARIS -FRANKFURT Comment"    
    The trip was great. Train is clean and comfortable. also, timing was great. I would advise having some screen in back of the chairs or even the common screen to advertise on the best places to visits, sales at shops, caution notes if needed as well underground maps. overall trip was great. Thank you M.Mahdy    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable"    
    The journey was really nice. We enjoyed it a lot. At first we were planning to travel from Frankfurt to Paris by a flight but we changed our mind    Convenience
  • "First Travel on RE"    
    it was amazing, the train have excelent service, it have a big baggage place, clean and lcd display with information about you trip. Would travel againt from Frankfurt Main HB to Paris Est with Rail Europe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Frankfurt to Paris Christmas"    
    Quickest, least stressful leg of our journey! Next trip, will travel by rail more and drive less!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Hallo "    
    This is a wonderful trip!!!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "fantastic trip "    
    This trip first time to try train but was experimental trip eat and drink free - this train was faster approximately 300 per hour and comfort .clean . convenience and the chair was wide . I chose class 1 - I don't know about class 2 I booked 2 month ago was cheap price I saw chines man he booked 2 day ago more different between me and you . he booked class 2 (128 Euro ) I bonked class 1 (69 Euro ) I will try this trip ( in shaa allah ) Thank you .    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great experience"    
    I had a fabulous experience on the train from Paris to Germany. Very comfortable and good food, too! Thank you for making my trip so wonderful.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Satisfied"    
    Everything went as planned. No complaints whatsoever. This was my first booking of a train ticket online, and I am satisfied with the convenience and the ease of use (print an e-ticket and use it directly on the train).    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris-Stuttgart trip"    
    Very comfortable, excellent service. Will use again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "business"    
    easy! convenience!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Enjoyable trip by train"    
    Initially I used my 2nd calss railpass to buy a tciket from Munich Hbf to Paris Est, but when I collected the ticket I discovered that due to mstake the ticket was for 1st class seat. Went to raileurope office and informed tham of the error. Told by staff that the ticket was invalid, and that I needed to buy another ticket, and then to request for refund of the first ticket. I thus bought a new ticket. returned the first ticket and asked for its refund. But days later, told by raileurope that refund was refused. Found this very unjkust, unfair and unreasonable to a genuine and honest customer, though this experience did not disturb my trip..  
  • "Amazing travel!"    
    The train was easy to access both at Mannheim and Paris Points of entry. The smooth ride and friendly staff made it a very enjoyable experience. We would without a doubt travel by this mode again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "my opinion"    
    My Journey was comfort and safe. Thank you.  
  • "First Euro Train Trip"    
    This was our first experience of long distance speed trains, coming from South Africa. It was great, clean, comfortable and a joy to experience.    Value for money  Convenience
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