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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

Frankfurt Paris 03:49 € 39
Berlin Paris 11:01 € 64
Paris Munich 06:02 € 59
Frankfurt Avignon 07:07 € 49
Lyon Frankfurt 06:04 € 39
Marseille Frankfurt 07:59 € 39
Paris Cologne 05:53 € 39
Paris Stuttgart 03:39 € 39
Paris Dusseldorf 06:13 € 39
Aix En Provence Tgv Frankfurt 07:45 € 39
Strasbourg Frankfurt 02:03 € 29
Paris Mannheim 03:05 € 39
Strasbourg Munich 03:40 € 55
Karlsruhe Paris 03:02 € 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
Mannheim Lyon 05:16 € 49
Mannheim Marseille 07:06 € 59
Frankfurt Chalon Sur Saone 04:54 € 58
Frankfurt Forbach 02:08 € 29
Besançon Frankfurt 03:52 € 29

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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  • "train ride"

      Mari t. 
    Our train ride was comfortable. Nice experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent in every way"

      Irene r.  24/04/2015
    We have used Rail Europe on a number of occasions, most recently a day trip from Paris to Mannheim. Every aspect of the trip from booking it to arriving back right on schedule, went perfectly. This is our preferred way to travel within Europe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris to Stuttgart Train Ride"

      Ivan w.  24/04/2015
    The ride was good, comfortable and reasonably convenient.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Option for paperless tickets"

      Tami m.  14/04/2015
    I was not able to purchase a paperless option for my trip. This was very inconvenient for someone who was already traveling because it takes about 8 business days to mail the paper ticket.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "convenience and comfort"

      Rafeeq Mohamed k.  11/04/2015
    Quick, convenient and comfortable. Train is the way to go!!! At least this part of Europe..    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Enjoying "

      Ali a.  02/04/2015
    It was on time, the coach was clean and comfortable. We enjoy it    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great ride, wonderful service."

      Isaac Fabrice f.  24/03/2015
    I was delighted to find a round trip ticket at an affordable price. The train left on time and arrived on time. Very clean, neat and spacious cars. Will definitely use Rail Europe again!!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "delay"

      Petr h.  13/02/2015
    the delay was terrible, even if I am pretty sure that RE knows about the duration of the delay, they prolonged it every ten minutes until it was 1,5 hour. If we were been told right at the beginning, we could go for a supper or do something else than stand and staring at the delay board:-) Anyway the train was nice, clean and comfort ... and people were friendly so finaly it was not so bad trip... If The RE decreases the price of tickets i would use trains instead of cars, buses and maybe even instead of planes sometimes..    Value for money  Convenience
  • "International Review"

      Kumar n.  09/02/2015
    I was very pleasantly thrilled about the experience. 1. Very convenient to book from outside of Germany also, myself being a non -european citizen, I was able to book without any fuss at all. 2. Comfort and ease of travel also was commendable 3. One aspect that you may consider is also to incorporate travel to suburbs also built in to the ticket. ( for example if we are travelling From Paris to a suburb near Stuttgart.. that could be built into the ticket, rather than having to get down at Stuttgart and then buy another ticket to a suburb.. It would be good if someone can share their explanation for this. Regards Kumar Bruce    Value for money  Convenience
  • "It’s easy to travel in Europ"

      Yao-chung s.  27/01/2015
    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
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