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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

Frankfurt Paris 03:49 € 49
Paris Munich 06:11 € 49
Paris Stuttgart 03:39 € 49
Paris Mannheim 03:05 € 49
Strasbourg Munich 03:48 € 39
Karlsruhe Paris 03:03 € 39
Saarbrucken Paris 01:48 € 39
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 39
Paris Ulm 04:49 € 49
Strasbourg Stuttgart 01:16 € 39
Karlsruhe Strasbourg 00:38 € 19

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.


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

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      Faisal a. 
    thaaaaaaaaaaaanks for every thinks    Value for money  Convenience


      Khalifa a.  18/08/2014
    every thinks was good thanks    Value for money  Convenience

    "nice trip"

      Kalanidhi n.  16/08/2014
    it was wonderful to travel in rail europe and excellent service was offered thnx to the promotional fare we cud travel in first class    Value for money  Convenience

    "Germany to France"

      Laquita i.  16/08/2014
    Was able to print tickets prior to travel which saved timed. Had no problems with this trip.    Value for money  Convenience


      Mahmoud a.  15/08/2014
    First Class Seats are not as comfortable as it should be for a first class travel. Reclining and leg room not good enough.    Value for money  Convenience

    "My trip from Munich to Paris"

      Mishary a.  14/08/2014
    It was my first time in raileurope, I liked everything in my trip it was a little bit expensive but it was worth it, the seats could be more comfortable, and the breakfast was only one choice and there was bacon in it so, I as a Muslim couldn't eat it. But over all that trip was the most relaxed trip in my journey to Europe.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Fast comfort easy"

      Theodorus l.  12/08/2014
    This is the way to travel, so much better than the hassles of flying and very fast. Book in advance as soon as the booking open for the best prices and book in first class.    Value for money  Convenience


      Pekka p.  11/08/2014
    The only minus was that for luggage there were not enough place. The train was very comfortable and in time.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Paris to Frankfurt"

      Kenneth p.  31/07/2014
    Quick and painless, on time and reasonably priced compared to flying. I recommend it to anyone    Value for money  Convenience

    "France to Germany"

      Elizabeth r.  28/07/2014
    We were impressed to see our reserved streets, just so enjoyed the comfort, the crew, the lunch and the experience.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Modern rail travel"

      David Stewart m.  21/07/2014
    This five-hour journey takes you through some lovely coutryside on the Franco-German border. We took first class which, booked ahead, was excellent value. The bar car is pretty basic, so don't expect a nice lunch en route.    Value for money  Convenience

    "stopover at munich"

      Erwin d.  15/07/2014
    The seats are comfortable and food were provided during our trip. The views along the track and scenic.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Exceptional Comfort"

      Katherine s.  11/07/2014
    Lighting fast ride in exceptional comfort. The cabin attendant was surly but not so much that he spoiled the trip. I love Euro rail travel.    Value for money  Convenience

    "TGV to Stuttgart"

      Chris m.  06/07/2014
    Very comfortable and excellent meal served would use this train any time!    Value for money  Convenience


      Andre d.  02/07/2014
    We enjoyed a lot have traveled by train between Paris-Frankfurt. Congratulation for the service. See you in the next time! Many thanks!    Value for money  Convenience

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