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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

Paris Frankfurt 03:48 € 49
Munich Paris 06:07 € 89
Stuttgart Paris 03:41 € 49
Paris Mannheim 03:05 € 49
Strasbourg Munich 03:48 € 39
Paris Karlsruhe 03:00 € 39
Saarbrucken Paris 01:48 € 39
Ulm Paris 04:45 € 59
Kaiserslautern Paris 02:27 € 39
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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  • Q. Is a railpass valid for travel on city transportation systems?
  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?
  • Q. Is it possible to avoid reservations or extra charges?
  • Q. Are lockers and luggage storage available at all major train stations?
  • Q. How far in advance can I book a TGV ticket?
  • Q. Is it possible to purchase a 2nd Class Eurail Select Pass instead of a 1st Class Eurail Select Pass?
  • Q. Can I have some special or discounted fares with my Swiss pass?
  • Q. Is there a catering service on Italo trains?
  • Q. How old do you have to be to qualify for Senior Fare on Eurostar?
  • Q. Which countries are valid on the Select pass?

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    Reviews & ratings

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    "Modern rail travel"

      David Stewart m. 
    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

    "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

    "Convenience at its best!!"

      Sunil a.  02/07/2014
    We travelled from Frankfurt to Paris with Rail Europe, had excellent experience with the travel. Very fast connection with top speed @320 kmph. Comfortable seats with good head support, spacious leg room (got table seats :) ) . Neat    Value for money  Convenience

    "Paris to Frankfurt"

      Ric t.  28/06/2014
    Train was clean    Value for money  Convenience

    "It could have been better."

      Adam a.  23/06/2014
    The ride was OK, but I was disappointed by the lack of storage space for our suitcases. I travel a lot by rail in Japan, on the shinkansen, and the services and accommodations are far superior. The lack of storage space was only compounded by having people with no reservations standing by our luggage the entire journey. I can't say that I will never travel by rail again in Europe, but I definitely won't travel 2nd class.    Value for money  Convenience

    "My recent trip"

      Paresh s.  13/06/2014
    it was nice trip. I got the information in the train for connection trains from destination.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Paris - Stuttgart"

      Brian e.  12/06/2014
    Remember that if you have luggage, don't sit upstairs - the circular staircase is impossible to navigate with bags. Nice train, but they served lunch to everyone but me. I had to ask, even though I was in upper class. No internet connection. On time, nice trip, but not great.    Value for money  Convenience

    "France to Germany"

      Thomas m.  08/06/2014
    The only problem was with the staff in the service car. They were rude and unprofessional.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Paris to Frankfurt"

      Dianne h.  05/06/2014
    I love traveling by train in Europe. This trip was what I expected. The meal that was offered was just right, the first class seat, and having a charging station at my seat was perfect. If only you had free wifi onboard... it would have been magnifique! I enjoyed my trip. Merci!    Value for money  Convenience


      Allen s.  04/06/2014
    The service from on-line booking, collection of train tickets and the journey was excellent. We enjoyed your trip and were impressed with the space and quality and cleanliness of the train and stations.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Hassle Free!"

      Tasneem a.  01/06/2014
    On a recent trip to Europe, I took the SNCF/DB train from Frankfurt to Paris. This was so convenient, on time, and good comfort. The food platter in the First Class cabin was not great.. but that's a little detail. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants to avoid the hassles of airports , security checks etc..    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent overall journey"

      Yohan p.  31/05/2014
    On a very busy business schedule getting across cities and countries in Europe I have to be sure that I have a travel partner who I can rely on many fronts. Comfort that you look for to relax and enjoy after a long day with business meetings, punctuality and of course the on board service as well a comfortable seat and a clean overall cabin. All of this was just what I got and of course I got a good fare deal too :-) .. glad I did not take the flight option which I sometimes do.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Nice Trip"

      Ayse Nur d.  30/05/2014
    From Paris to Frankfurt it was very comfortable    Value for money  Convenience

    "1st part"

      Khaled g.  28/05/2014
    some delayes to the train allowed missing of other connrection ,which impacted the purpose of the trip by meetings at the airport before depature. the communication though the staff was inconnsitentant and tandom , we used to hear noce at the broadcast roomm , people oaughting and incomplete massage .    Convenience

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