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Key features

  • Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
  • Book up to 180 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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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

Paris Frankfurt 03:48 HK$390
Berlin Paris 11:01 HK$642
Paris Muenchen 06:02 HK$590
Avignon Frankfurt 07:19 HK$390
Lyon Frankfurt 06:04 HK$390
Paris Koeln 05:53 HK$390
Frankfurt Marseille 07:45 HK$490
Stuttgart Paris 03:40 HK$390
Duesseldorf Paris 06:33 HK$390
Frankfurt Aix En Provence Tgv 07:30 HK$490
Frankfurt Strasbourg 02:00 HK$190
Paris Mannheim 03:05 HK$390
Strasbourg Muenchen 03:40 HK$554
Paris Karlsruhe 03:00 HK$390
Mulhouse Frankfurt 03:03 HK$648
Augsburg Paris 05:38 HK$390
Paris Saarbruecken 01:45 HK$290
Duisburg Paris 06:46 HK$390
Kaiserslautern Paris 02:27 HK$290
Avignon Mannheim 06:39 HK$390
Ulm Paris 04:52 HK$390
Mannheim Lyon 05:16 HK$490
Marseille Mannheim 07:19 HK$390
Besancon Frankfurt 03:52 HK$290
Chalon Sur Saone Frankfurt 04:57 HK$390
Forbach Frankfurt 02:10 HK$290

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • France-Germany tickets are open for booking 180 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 boarding

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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Overall rating (167)

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  • "Journey to remember"    
    The travel to Paris EST was good. The comfort was superb. Reached on time to destination.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very fast"    
    Train is on time and very fast on ICE.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great train trip from Paris"    
    I purchased a first class ticket to travel from Paris to Stuttgart and was very pleased with the coach and seating. It was quite comfortable and included a service to purchase food items and have them delivered to my seat. This was especially nice since I was traveling alone and didn't have to leave my seat.  
  • "More to see"    
    I enjoy the journey by train rather than Air as for a similar price and length of total journey you get to see alot more. I found the staff very pleasant and friendly    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Mr Thanh Nguyen Chung"    
    It is very goods trip  
  • "Comfortable trip"    
    The seats are very comfortable in 1st class. There is good space between seats. The ride was relaxing.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great ride"    
    Everything went extremely smoothly. Couldn't have asked for anything more!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent service"    
    After researching all the various websites available in the USA, to buy tickets for European trains, I settled on Rail Europe. The website is quite easy to use, and the information available is both comprehensive and accurate. Everything worked out perfectly, and the tickets I printed here in the USA, were accepted with no questions, from the conductor. When I use trains again in Europe, I will not hesitate to go straight to Rail Europe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great trip"    
    The journey was comfortable, fast and without problems.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great, easy trip"    
    From the rail-europe perspective everything was great except we happened to get a car with a school trip of loud students which made for a very unpleasant, noisy trip. next time I will look for cars marked "quiet" if they have such a thing.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fantastic Trip!!!"    
    One of the best trips I have ever had and very good service and reliability!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable Ride"    
    Very smooth, convenient, and relaxing.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfort"    
    I was traveling with the party of 3, buying a ticket, we got seats all together, seats were comfortable, ride was smooth and fast. Adding on top - amazing scenery.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great trip"    
    Great trip. Comfortable and clean. However, the wifi did not work at all.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Frankfurt to Düsseldorf."    
    It is more convenience for foreign travelers like us if we don't have to print out the tickets in the train station. Because from my experiences using trains during our trip in Europe, only this trip between Frankfurt to Dussoldorf, we have to print the ticket in the station instead of using reprinted ticket at home.    Value for money  Convenience
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