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France-Germany

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

Frankfurt Paris 03:49 € 39
Berlin Paris 11:01 € 64
Paris Munich 06:02 € 59
Avignon Frankfurt 07:19 € 39
Frankfurt Lyon 05:55 € 49
Paris Cologne 05:53 € 39
Marseille Frankfurt 07:59 € 39
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
Strasbourg Munich 03:40 € 55
Paris Karlsruhe 03:00 € 39
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:03 € 36
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 29
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Duisburg Paris 06:46 € 39
Ulm Paris 04:52 € 39
Paris Augsburg 05:35 € 72
Lyon Mannheim 05:24 € 39
Mannheim Marseille 07:06 € 59
Frankfurt Forbach 02:08 € 29
Chalon Sur Saone Frankfurt 04:57 € 39
Frankfurt Besançon 03:47 € 52

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.

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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  • "It’s easy to travel in Europ"

      Yao-chung s. 
    It's easy to travel in Europ via trian Quiet convienence!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train"

      Azhar n.  26/01/2015
    I'm glad, everything was good    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train trip"

      Jirayr a.  24/01/2015
    It was perfect. Everything was excellent!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip was Fantastic"

      Khalid s.  23/01/2015
    Trip was fantastic and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good trip"

      Javier r.  05/01/2015
    Excellent trip. Service can improve.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Last minute platform change"

      Wai Yan c.  09/12/2014
    My only bad comment on this trip is the very last minute platform change, made all passengers have to take luggage, run up staircases and chase the train, very rush and stressful.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "great train service"

      Paul c.  27/11/2014
       Value for money  Convenience
  • "Pleasant trip"

      Emad h.  25/11/2014
    It was a pleasant trip, very comfortable even i didn't really feel the four hours. The train was very punctual.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "pleasant journey"

      Faten e.  24/11/2014
    I much enjoyed the trip , it was very pleasant, the service was perfect and nothing missed . Next time , I will try to select an earliest time in the morning to admire the environment. Thank you    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Exhilerating"

      Jon j.  22/11/2014
    Very amused by the speed at which the train traveled. I thought the staff on this leg of the trip were a bit friendlier and the service was great. I would recommend this train to anyone.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wonderful!!!"

      Tracey m.  19/11/2014
    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
  • "Excellent trip and train!"

      Neetu s.  12/11/2014
    We loved travelling to Frankfurt from Paris.. The train was comfortable, had ample leg room and the scenic beauty outside was wonderful!    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
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