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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

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
Marseille Frankfurt 07:59 € 39
Paris Cologne 05:53 € 39
Stuttgart Paris 03:40 € 39
Paris Dusseldorf 06:13 € 39
Frankfurt Aix En Provence Tgv 07:30 € 49
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
Paris Duisburg 06:19 € 39
Ulm Paris 04:52 € 39
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Kaiserslautern Paris 02:27 € 29
Augsburg Paris 05:38 € 39
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Lyon Mannheim 05:24 € 39
Marseille Mannheim 07:19 € 39
Besançon Frankfurt 03:52 € 29
Chalon Sur Saone Frankfurt 04:57 € 39
Frankfurt Forbach 02:08 € 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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  • "Trip to paris"    
    The trip on the TGV from Stuttgart to Paris was fast and efficient. No hiccups . Only thing is price of 60 Euro was too steep  
  • "Convenient Value"    
    Clean, convenient but in travel book specify 2 x 1st Cl Book Early Accomodations    Value for money  Convenience
  • "great comfort!"    
    first class is well worth the money spent. On board catering trolley is great, nothing negative about this trip. will definitely return    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Repeated Journey"    
    Everything is good and this is not the first time i travel with RailEurope. Thanks for make me so convenient in Europe and that's the reason i like free    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and convenient"    
    It is a direct trip and the whole journey took only about 2 hours. We find it much more convenient than air flight.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and comfortable"    
    Took TGV direct train from Paris EST to Frankfurt in first class earlier this month. It was fast and comfortable, only few stops on the way. Reasonable selection of food and drinks to buy on board.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Friends abroad"    
    The rail was very comfy and my friends and I very much enjoyed ourselves!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "enjoyable trip"    
    Employees were very helpful in finding our seats and cabin. Food in the bar car was very good and a great variety. Very convenient. On time in departure and very friendly. Prefer the train ride back to Munich to the flight to Paris. Can't wait to take our next trip!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First time EuroRail train ride"    
    This was our first time taking the EuroRail, and we absolutely loved the convenience, comfort, and timeliness!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris to Munich"    
    Absolutely amazing from the start of the booking till the end of my journey    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good"    
  • "Nice Trip"    
    comfort chair, good location for the baggage ... the available power source was very helpful for me to use my laptop for 4 hours ... Bathroom was clean , but needs better water source    Value for money  Convenience
  • "little space"    
    not wifi , and the train was late , but it was clean    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip from Paris to Mannheim "    
    Wish I can always afford the train your service is fantastic    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable and great!"    
    Great and nice space. Comfortable, quickly, easy to get and valuable for money.    Convenience
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