France-GermanyFrance : SNCF
- Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
- Book up to 120 days in advance
- High speed trains
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
|Paris - Frankfurt||3h 49|
|Paris - Stuttgart||3h 39|
|Paris - Karlsruhe||3h 00|
|Mannheim - Paris||3h 10|
|Munich - Paris||6h 08|
|Stuttgart - Strasbourg||1h 24|
|Frankfurt - Marseille||7h44|
|Aix En Provence Tgv||Frankfurt||07:45||€ 39|
|Chalon Sur Saone||Frankfurt||04:57||€ 39|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- 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) :
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.
Print @ Station (from France)
Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.
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.
|First class||Second class|
|Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought. small>|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
|Subway tickets Tickets for Paris Metro are on sale on board, allowing to save time and avoid confusion. small>|
|Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff. small>|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>|
|Business lounge at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. We recommend that you choose the Rail Protection Plan when travelling in Europe. It provides a compensation in the case of loss or theft when you are in Europe. Conditions apply. Visit our Contact us section to get more information about the Rail Protection Plan. Please note that the Rail Protection Plan is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
- A. AVE trains can be booked up to 60 days in advance, giving you plenty of time to plan the trip of your life is sunny Spain.
Q. On Eurostar, what are the differences between the Business Premier, Leisure Select, and Standard Classes of service?A. Business Premier class is dedicated to serving the business traveler with its superior service. Business travelers can expect a nonsmoking car, fast lane check-in, use of the Executive Lounges, breakfast or a 3-course lunch or dinner with choice of entrée and wine, complimentary drink, newspapers, Wifi access in the terminal and lap top sockets on board the train. Leisure Select tickets provide complimentary food (including a 3-course dinner), beverages, and newspapers while you relax in your reclining seat. Full Fare tickets gives you access to the Eurostar Lounge. Standard Class offers comfort, convenience, and value. Enjoy the bar car, or purchase snacks and refreshments from the trolley cart when it comes to your seat.
- A. You can print your TGV ticket directly from your printer at home or retrieve it from the self-service machines available at the train stations before boarding your TGV train.
- A. Many passes offer travel days that are flexible. The 4 days of travel allow the traveler to choose the days that they want to travel in a 2 month time period. Example: If a pass is valid from July 1 to August 31. The traveler can then select 4 dates to travel on the train from July 1 to August 31. The days can be consecutive or non consecutive.
- A. You can get free (or cheap) boat trips, discounts on rail travel, free admission in museums, a 50% discount on mountain top excursions and more. You can obtain these benefits locally by showing your Swiss pass, or you can contact the specific benefit company in advance. The discount benefits apply during the validity of your Swiss pass, whereas free passage on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.
- A. First class on the Talgo 200 offers large, comfortable reclining seats, friendly staff to serve you drinks and light snacks at your seat and major routes have audio and video programs at your seat. Second class on the Talgo offers generous legroom, bar-buffet car offering a complete selection of food and beverages for purchase and major routes have audio and video programs at your seat.
- A. Special amenities for disabled travelers are offered on trains and at many train stations, and are clearly indicated with pictograms (for telephones, toilets, elevators, etc.). Special equipment is also available for use by handicapped passengers. This equipment must be reserved locally in advance. Be sure to specify if you need personal assistance (whether with a wheelchair, boarding, etc.).
- A. - Business class offers the highest class of service in trains. It will include 1st seats, meals , access to lounges, and no restrictions on being exchanged. Flexi First class offers on day train 1st class seat , and are the most exchangeable. Night trains will offer first class couchette (shared sleeping) or sleepers and are exchangeable. Meal service may be available for purchase. Best Price First class day trains will also offer 1st class seats with lowest ticket prices that may have restrictions. Meal service may be available for purchase. Night trains will offer first class couchette or sleepers and lowest ticket prices that may have restrictions. Flexi Second day trains will offer 2nd class seats that are exchangeable. Night trains offer lower comfort couchette (shared sleeping) or sleepers and are exchangeable. Best Price Second day trains will offer 2nd class seats with lowest ticket prices that may have restrictions. Night trains offer lower comfort couchette (shared sleeping) or sleepers with lowest ticket prices that may have restrictions. Super Saver class is available on night train only and will offer reclingin seats with with lowest ticket prices that may have restrictions.
- A. Maps are provided with many multiple country passes and some single country passes. We have online maps for planning on our site.
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Reviews & ratings France-Germany
Overall rating (167)
Overall appreciationExcellent 45% Very good 37% Average 13% Poor 3% Terrible 2%
- "A good trip." Sean b. 25/09/2016
My only disappointment was that the wi-fi stopped working once we left Germany. Value for money Convenience
- "Smooth and Enjoyable Journey" . 24/09/2016
Comfortable seats with a small table. Clean toilets. Very helpful staff manning the Dining Car Area even assisting with service to one's seating so as not to spill hot drinks.
- "Great trip" Olaf m. 20/09/2016
This was a relaxing and comfortable trip with great sightseeing. I would definitely recommend this trip. Value for money Convenience
- "quite better" Jaebeeh t. 19/09/2016
but i will i could select my seat next time... Value for money Convenience
- "Meeting with friends" Neroli w. 09/09/2016
My trip to Saarbrücken went smoothly and comfortably. It was excellent value foe money, as I purchased the ticket early. Value for money Convenience
- "Great trip at great prices" . 30/08/2016
The journey was really good. It started on time and I reached Paris as planned. Snacks and bar available on board were great too at affordable prices.
- "Great service" Mohamed Bahydin a. 07/08/2016
Online reservation was perfect, timing was great and trains were clean and cosy. Initial cost of the trip was advertised as Euro 39 but I ended up paying more than Euro 120. Value for money Convenience
- "Family Trip To Europe" Quinton s. 27/07/2016
No problems getting on and no issues on board. All in all very happy with the service and the ride. Well done you guys. Value for money Convenience
- "Use rail pass in a smart way" Chi Yan k. 15/07/2016
With a France and Germany rail pass, I could travel from Paris to Stuttgart cost 13 euros only since only reservation is necessary in ICE or TVG. The pass enable me save almost 100 euros if I purchase the ticket without a rail pass. Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent Way To Travel" Jennifer h. 12/07/2016
We were recently in Paris for a week and then headed out via train to Frankfurt. Paris has quite a few train stations, depending on which direction you are traveling. First of all the train station we left from (Gard de le Est) was so beautiful. Well kept, upscale stores and lots of eating options and places to sit down. Our train ride was problem free, extremely comfortable and a very pleasant experience. Buying the ticket ahead of time took the pressure off (we speak only a little French) and going by train is an excellent way to travel - everyone had a chance to relax and look out the window. It is probable we could have saved a bit of money by just going to the train station and buying a ticket ourselves, but ordering ahead of time on-line was so much easier and less stressful for us. The trains run on time, are clean and the ride is smooth. There were police men riding on the train and who, at the beginning of the ride, moved through each compartment just to check things out. Value for money Convenience
- "Smooth sailing" Ernst b. 05/07/2016
No problems at all. The journey was smooth and the ride enjoyable. Wifi on the train (1st class) is excellent and well suited to working. Unfortunately it broke halfway through and did not function again so don't leave critical work for the train. Value for money Convenience
- "comfort" . 03/07/2016
total journey was amazing and very convenience.
- "Booking process " Rahul s. 28/06/2016
1) Hi. When I booked my ticket through rail-Europe site, I mentioned my 12 year daughter as a "CHILD" and also entered her Date of Birth, as required in the booking process. Due to this I got a CHILD ticket for my daughter, which I later got to know was invalid. I think in Europe, a 12 years old is to be registered as a YOUTH rather than a CHILD. However, rail-Europe website should have the intelligence to automatically capture a 12 year old (as per the Date of Birth mentioned), as a YOUTH or should have prompted an alert so that I don't continue to book a 12 year old as a CHILD and get an invalid ticket. Mine was a non-refundable ticket and hence I lost that money as I had to book another ticket for my daughter. 2) Rail Europe should device a process to ensure that while boarding the train, the passengers do not have to criss-cross each other (with heavy luggage to carry) in the aisle trying to find their seat, which most of time is on the other end of the coach :-) 3) The Journey was amazing with the rail Europe site displaying the speed of the train at any given moment. However I was not able to login to the train WiFi as the instructions ware not clear. I was somehow only able to access the rail Europe app/site displaying the details of the current journey Value for money Convenience
- "Fantastic value for money" Sylvia s. 09/06/2016
I thought about flying, but then the rail trip was cheaper, faster and more convenient, it turned out to be a good choice. Speeding through the beautiful French countryside at 300 km per hour is not to be missed while sitting in a comfortable seat and reading a good book. Great start and end to a holiday, no rude airport security, no long waits for the flight, and the food in the Paris train stations was far better than anything in the airports, and cheaper too. Go for it, travel by rail! Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent trip" Bozhidar i. 05/06/2016
One of the greatest journeys I have ever had! The train was exceptionally comfortable, the seats were very spacious, The aisles were also wide enough so a person with luggage could move freely. The speed of the train is awe-inspiring, together with all the scenery seen from the windows. Definitely worth it! Value for money Convenience