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Key features

  • 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
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
Paris Mannheim 03:05 € 39
Strasbourg Munich 03:40 € 55
Karlsruhe Paris 03:02 € 39
Frankfurt Mulhouse 03:03 € 36
Duisburg Paris 06:46 € 39
Ulm Paris 04:52 € 39
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Augsburg Paris 05:38 € 39
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Kaiserslautern Paris 02:27 € 29
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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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (167)

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  • "Paris-Stuttgart trip"

    Very comfortable, excellent service. Will use again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "business"

    easy! convenience!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "perfect trip"

    me and my wife took this train raid from paris to frankfurt. it was very nice trip and very comfortable. everything was perfect and i have nothing to complain.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very Good trip"

    I used Raileurpoe for the following two trips. Trip 1. Paris to Stuttgart on August 1 2015. Trip 2. Aalan (Germany) to Fankfurt (Airport) on Aug 9, 2015. Trains are comfortable without having issues of printed tickets. Price is good compared with normal ticket. It is easy to find seats as all details are available in printed ticket. It is difficult to get in  
  • "Paris to Stuttgart"

    My trip from Paris to Stuttgart was very relaxing. The accommodations on the train were very pleasing, and the workers were very pleasant. I will definitely take this train again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very good"

    It was my first experience with TGV and such kind of service We (Family) were so comfortable and happy with the trips and the seating, timing, departure, arrival clarity of schedule etc..... The only note about the trip is the quality of food and beverage at the cafeteria. We had few things (closed packs) from there while I took 2 Cafe late for my self  
  • "Best of Our Four Europe Trains"

    The train was clean, fast, and comfortable. It was easy to understand which car our seats were in and to find the car on the platform. The display monitor inside the car kept us apprised of our whereabouts, speed, and projected time of arrival. The trip was much more pleasant than our car rental experience in terms of economy and time. We only wish our other three rail journeys during our Europe trip between other cities were as nice.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travel by train"

    Convinience, no issue    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable Ride"

    The trip from Munich to Paris was pretty comfortable with the only problem being that as I sat on the aisle I was hit but everybody boarding and disembarking the train. But in between the few stops that it happened the ride was smooth, the scenery was perfect and the seats themselves were pretty comfortable. All in all, no real complaints.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "super train trip"

    super from beginning to end    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to Travel"

    First time trip to Europe, great way to get to major destinations. Staff on trains were amazing, friendly and helpful! Can't wait to do it again. Definitely recommend the few extra dollars for the high speed.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train ride"

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

    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"

    The ride was good, comfortable and reasonably convenient.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Option for paperless tickets"

    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
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