Why choose us?
900,000 travellers in 2012
N° 1 distributor of train tickets.
Helpful travel experts
Our dedicated staff at your service.
All of Europe, one place to buy your tickets!
Rail Europe Travel+
Free coupons, train travel guide and more.
Member of Trusted Commerce program.
Need assistance planning ?
Review and ratings (511)
Experience comfort and style, upgrade to 1st class!
Find a point to point ticket
The France to Germany railway connection is achieved by the TGV and ICE trains operating between the two countries. Trains departs from Paris and other main French cities (Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg…) to reach Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart or other German cities. 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|Frankfurt Paris 03:49 $88 Munich Paris 06:07 $160 Stuttgart Paris 03:41 $88 Mannheim Paris 03:09 $88 Strasbourg Munich 03:48 $70 Karlsruhe Paris 03:03 $70 Strasbourg Stuttgart 01:16 $70 Strasbourg Karlsruhe 00:37 $45
When planning your onward travel check which station you’re going to carefully, be aware that Reims has two stations, as does Frankfurt.
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- 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 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 is 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) is 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) is the most important in Europe. Frankfurt Central Station has a local connection with Frankfurt Flughafen Airport which houses a railway station.
- When in France, make sure you validate your paper ticket at the machine before boarding the train
- When in Germany, the validation is done on board by railway officials. There is no validation prior to departure
- Travellers with a 1st class ticket have access to the business lounge in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille
|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 travel map
Review and ratings
Overall rating (511)
Overall appreciationExcellent 45% Very good 37% Average 13% Poor 3% Terrible 2%
0 | 15
"France _Stuttgart" Kanthi Sumedha j.
It was a nice trip! The train hit 319kmph. Throughout the yellow-green grass terrain. I had not much space for the baggage in the train. The check-in was very easy and not much crowd at the train stations. I was once asked to present the visa and the purpose of travel by a police officer and he then asked for an invitation of letter and purpose of visit in Germany- Stuttgart. Be ready to forward such documents. The food and beverages are cheaper at the train stations. Value for money Convenience
"Comfortable and Scenic" Komal Prasad c.
Comfortable and Scenic- beautiful countryside of Germany and France all along. Nice pantry. Could manage our heavy luggage in racks. Seating is good. Enjoyed Value for money Convenience
"Wonderful journey" Yeok Kuan a.
I had a wonderful train journey from Paris to Frunkfurt. Even thought it was a four and half hours journey. Me and husband found it was so comfortable that we don't feel as long. Value for money Convenience
"PARIS TO FRANKFURT" Wendy h.
This was our first experience traveling by train. Our train was to be from Paris to Frankfurt main( I thought straight through) We had to change trains in Saarbrucken, and then had stops along the way. This was a little confusing as we noticed other trains that we could have changed to , to go directly to the Airport. But all in all it was a good experience and I am planning another trip in September from Amsterdam to Munich. Looking forward to it. Thank you. Regards Wendy and Barry Value for money Convenience
"Berlin - Paris" Mohammad e.
Hello, the train was good but there was a hug misarrangment in changing the trains! first, they asked us to take a train to go to Hannover from Berlin. Then we had to wait a lot till they attached another 3 couchet to the train waiting there and tehn waiting again to prepare the beds. After all, we had to negotiate to have our bed that was mentioned in our tickets!! I was shocked indeed. Hope it be the last... Value for money Convenience
"Excellent travel option" Sheenagh g.
We travelled from Paris to Frankfurt on a day when the snow was quite bad. the train was on time despite the weather (Frankfurt airport was closed for the whole day, so the snow Value for money Convenience
"Business traveller" Michele l.
Service and facilities were very good and staff polite and friendly. Wifi on board the train would be helpful for business travellers to continue to work on long journeys. Value for money Convenience
"Less hassle than a plane" Jane a.
It is so much more comfortable to sit on a train where you can move around, knit, read, watch a DVD listen to music without the agression found in airport checkins nowadays. The train was on time and cleaner and more friendly than most airlines. Value for money Convenience
"paris - frankfurt" Nurzhan k.
It was a great trip Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Pleasant way to travel" Paul r.
An enyoable journey that was quiet and comfortable. My only suggestion for improvement is not to serve the food and drink within 30 minutes of the beginning of a 6 hour journey! Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Very Nice Trip" Bambang w.
Thanks, It was great to travel by train from Frankfurt to Paris and from Nimes to Paris. Will di the same think next year after my trade show at Ambiente Expo Frankfurt Best Regards Bambang www.dekorasia.com Convenience
"Enjoyable trip Paris-Frankfurt" Andrew l.
Thoroughly enjoyed our train trip. Wouldn't hesitate to travel this route again. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Comfortable and very pleasant." Christopher h.
Comfortable and very pleasant. I would absolutely ride your train again and I would recommend it to others as well. One note however, please keep the bathrooms cleaner. That is to say, please clean the bathrooms and seating areas a little better when possible. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Frankfurt to Paris" Ciatung t.
Good service, excellent train Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Average rating" Wing Chan l.
The instruction to the cabinet is not clear enough. Comfort Value for money Convenience
0 | 15