France-Germany

France-Germany

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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

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
Frankfurt Avignon 07:07 € 49
Frankfurt Lyon 05:55 € 49
Paris Cologne 05:53 € 39
Marseille Frankfurt 07:59 € 39
Paris Stuttgart 03:39 € 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
Avignon Mannheim 06:39 € 39
Duisburg Paris 06:46 € 39
Paris Kaiserslautern 02:23 € 29
Ulm Paris 04:52 € 39
Paris Augsburg 05:35 € 72
Paris Saarbrucken 01:45 € 29
Lyon Mannheim 05:24 € 39
Mannheim Marseille 07:06 € 59
Besançon Frankfurt 03:52 € 29
Chalon Sur Saone Frankfurt 04:57 € 39
Forbach Frankfurt 02:10 € 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.

Onboard

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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Overall rating (167)

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  • "Booking process "    
    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"    
    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"    
    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
  • "First time... Impressed"    
    I took the TGV from Gare de L'Est to Mannheim and back in a day. It was my first experience of the TGV or Rail Europe. I would highly recommend it to anyone needing such travel. Comfortable, Efficient and decent value.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "This is NOT a Ticket"    
    I was under the impression that tickets were booked and ready to go (as was stated in the email received from raileurope). However when we got on the train it turned out that through raileurope one can only reserve a seat and tickets then still has to be bought. Don't be fooled! Rather buy the tickets at the station.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Not recommended"    
    My booking was 1st class with meal but the refused to give me any meal the said you have to pay and the website is not updated. The seats not like the shownew in the website picture    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip to paris"    
    The trip on the TGV from Stuttgart to Paris was fast and efficient. No hiccups . Only thing is price of 60 Euro was too steep  
  • "Convenient Value"    
    Clean, convenient but in travel book specify 2 x 1st Cl Book Early Accomodations    Value for money  Convenience
  • "great comfort!"    
    first class is well worth the money spent. On board catering trolley is great, nothing negative about this trip. will definitely return    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Repeated Journey"    
    Everything is good and this is not the first time i travel with RailEurope. Thanks for make me so convenient in Europe and that's the reason i like free    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and convenient"    
    It is a direct trip and the whole journey took only about 2 hours. We find it much more convenient than air flight.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and comfortable"    
    Took TGV direct train from Paris EST to Frankfurt in first class earlier this month. It was fast and comfortable, only few stops on the way. Reasonable selection of food and drinks to buy on board.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Friends abroad"    
    The rail was very comfy and my friends and I very much enjoyed ourselves!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "enjoyable trip"    
    Employees were very helpful in finding our seats and cabin. Food in the bar car was very good and a great variety. Very convenient. On time in departure and very friendly. Prefer the train ride back to Munich to the flight to Paris. Can't wait to take our next trip!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First time EuroRail train ride"    
    This was our first time taking the EuroRail, and we absolutely loved the convenience, comfort, and timeliness!    Value for money  Convenience
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