France-Germany

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

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France-Germany network

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
Paris Munich 06:02 € 59
Frankfurt Avignon 07:07 € 49
Lyon Frankfurt 06:04 € 39
Frankfurt Marseille 07:45 € 49
Cologne Paris 05:38 € 39
Paris Stuttgart 03:39 € 39
Paris Dusseldorf 06:13 € 39
Aix En Provence Tgv Frankfurt 07:45 € 39
Frankfurt Strasbourg 02:00 € 19
Paris Mannheim 03:05 € 39
Strasbourg Munich 03:40 € 55
Karlsruhe Paris 03:02 € 39
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:03 € 36
Augsburg Paris 05:38 € 39
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 29
Paris Ulm 04:49 € 70
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Duisburg Paris 06:46 € 39
Mannheim Lyon 05:16 € 49
Marseille Mannheim 07:19 € 39
Frankfurt Besançon 03:47 € 52
Frankfurt Chalon Sur Saone 04:54 € 58
Forbach Frankfurt 02:10 € 29

Booking & Ticket delivery

Booking :
  • France-Germany tickets are open for booking 90 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.

Ticket delivery option(s) :

Paper ticketReceive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
Print @ homePrint 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.

Onboard

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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    Reviews & ratings

    Overall rating (511)

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    "Wonderful!!!"

      Tracey m. 
    This was a wonderful train.. Clean, the food was very good and courteous staff. I can't wait for the next time!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Pleasent Journey"

      Norizan m.  17/11/2014
    It was a comfortable ride and perfect timing. Will recommend to my friends    Value for money  Convenience

    "On time (y)"

      Kunal a.  12/11/2014
    It was a nice travel with nice pantry cafeteria on purchase basis :) The seats were good but I would have liked a little recliner which was not poss although the silver button was given but non functional Thank You    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good ride"

      Nicholas h.  10/11/2014
    We were all seated together on the top floor of the duplex. No problems at all, it was a very pleasurable trip. However, we were worried about the time allowed for our connection (see accompanying review).    Value for money  Convenience

    "A normal train trip"

      Osbaldo f.  10/11/2014
    There's little to say really. Trip on the ICE was not shinny but certainly effective. The train arrived to our destination more than 30 minutes behind schedule, though. Other than that, there were no problems.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Great experience!"

      Jelita s.  05/11/2014
    I had so much fun traveled by RailEurope! One great experience! You should try!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Comfortable trip"

      Sigurdur i.  04/11/2014
    I traveled from Munich to Paris by train with a change of train in Mannheim. Comfortable seats in 1st class and quiet so i could work a bit and relax a bit. Clean carriage with good service. Almost the same time as travelling by plain but much cheaper and less stress.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good price and convenience"

      Chung Hon Gilbert h.  02/11/2014
    Better than traveling by plane    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very bad Service"

      Lior l.  30/10/2014
    We wanted to change the date of the train. We couldn't find the counter at Paris Est . We reached SNCF counter, waited a very long line. The counter service girl was very very not-servicewise and didn't realy help... When we reached the hotel, I reached my account online and used the calculator for refund. 1 ticked was totaly unrefundable 1 ticket was half of the money refundable When I wanted to order a new train, raileurope doen't let order trains that are for tommorow I will never use RailEurope again Lior    Value for money  Convenience

    "France-Germany"

      Barbara A. b.  22/10/2014
    Good Experience!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Trip to Paris"

      Dean g.  20/10/2014
    Nice trip to Paris from Frankfurt. Absolutely no problems or issues. Like that the train had a car with drinks and snacks. Price for my wife and I was very good and less hassle compared to flying! Loved the train and would use again if the need arises!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Trip to Kaiserslautern"

      Sarastuckey m.  20/10/2014
    I booked my reservation on line from the US and found it very easy to do. Once I arrived in Paris by plane, I went to the train station and made sure I had the right paper work and what to do on travel day. The information was excellent at the station and made the day of departure very easy. I travel in second class and could not have been more pleased. The seats are very comfortable and the ride excellent. Wish we had this in the US. A two and half ride by train and a six hour drive by car. I am 70 years old and lived in Germany 1969-1971 and went back to visit with a family that my husband and I lived with when in was stationed there for two years. A wonderful experience!!!    Value for money  Convenience

    "DEPARTURE INFORMATION"

      Eufrepes p.  20/10/2014
    Departure is quite tricky that it's time is very brief, less than 30 minutes. Very good in Karlsruhe, the departure area is in the platform itself while in Paris, quite grueling when 2 departing trains are on the same track that departing passengers has to run almost to reach the coach. Anyway, a very good experience for us novice tourist in the area.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Great experience"

      Chirag j.  20/10/2014
    The train was nice    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent"

      Chinmaya c.  20/10/2014
    Great services    Value for money  Convenience

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