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

Paris Frankfurt 03:48 € 39
Berlin Paris 11:01 € 64
Paris Munich 06:02 € 59
Frankfurt Avignon 07:07 € 49
Lyon Frankfurt 06:04 € 39
Frankfurt Marseille 07:45 € 49
Cologne Paris 05:38 € 39
Paris Stuttgart 03:39 € 39
Paris Dusseldorf 06:13 € 39
Aix En Provence Tgv Frankfurt 07:45 € 39
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
Augsburg Paris 05:38 € 39
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 29
Paris Ulm 04:49 € 70
Mannheim Avignon 06:28 € 49
Duisburg Paris 06:46 € 39
Mannheim Lyon 05:16 € 49
Marseille Mannheim 07:19 € 39
Frankfurt Besançon 03:47 € 52
Frankfurt Chalon Sur Saone 04:54 € 58
Forbach Frankfurt 02:10 € 29

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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    "Great experience!"

      Ralph c. 
    Our train was clean, fast and within 10 minutes of being on time despite having connection issues with other passengers! A great travel experience.    Value for money  Convenience

    "convenient booking"

      I-min l.  25/09/2014
    Booking TGV on Rail Europe is quite convenient.    Value for money  Convenience

    "journey Frankfurt to Paris"

      Faisal c.  23/09/2014
    Frankly speaking, i am frequent traveller for different journey    Value for money  Convenience

    "its the coolest way to travel"

      Christian Rey s.  21/09/2014
    the train is just amazing, comfy and efficient. l love the experience.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very easy trip"

      Chaney k.  17/09/2014
    Everything went smoothly, the train was comfortable and the meal was very nice. Would travel this way again.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Smooth and comfortable"

      Frank k.  17/09/2014
    The ride was smooth and comfortable. When we travelled we got a 4 seat with a table. Since we there were several seats available we got it for ourself. The reason i dont give full stars is because if the train had been fully booked, it would not have been that comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience


      Ainura s.  13/09/2014
    Everything was great just couldn't connect wifi, and train was little bit slow to me as I thought it's fast speed train,but all is great, will travel again    Value for money  Convenience


      Hadi p.  09/09/2014
    its' a fast train. Kind of expensive to my pocket. But everything is expensive in europe isn't it? I was hoping I could get promo price when we booked. But we really enjoy it so far.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Europe 2014 Aug"

      Errol c.  04/09/2014
    The train service was excellent and on time.    Value for money

    "Frankfurth - Paris"

      Diana l.  01/09/2014
    Excellent travel. Surprised to see children travel free when we paid for both our children (11    Value for money  Convenience


      Faisal a.  18/08/2014
    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

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