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- Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
- Book up to 180 days in advance
- High Speed trains
travellers in 2015
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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
|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|
|Aix En Provence Tgv||Frankfurt||07:45||$63|
|Frankfurt||Chalon Sur Saone||04:54||$94|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- 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) :
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.
Print @ Station (from France)
Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.
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
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.
|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 Rail Map
- A. Sleeping accommodations vary according to the train and route. The most common compartments are Singles, Doubles and Couchettes. Some offer T3, T4, and Deluxe sleepers.
- A. First class on the TGV Medoffers large comfortable reclining seats and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase. Second class on the TGV Med offers generous legroom and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages for purchase.
Q. Can I borrow my travel partner’s rail pass if I prefer visiting Prague and that my partner wants to visit Hamburg?A. No, this is not possible as the extension must be accompanied by your nominative rail pass bearing your passport number, name and country of residence.
- A. Your Eurail Italy pass must be validated at a ticket window at a larger train station in Italy only. A railway official will fill in the first and last day of validity and your passport number, and will stamp your Eurail Italy pass, so that it is valid for travel.
- A. All 1 st class passes are valid for travel in all sleeper accommodations. If you have a 2 nd class pass, you are able to travel in T3 compartments and couchettes. Some T4 compartments are offered in 1 st and 2 nd class. Please be sure to check the details of the fare for the train you wish to travel on to determine what class the T4 is offered in.
- A. Eurostar Direct Services can connect you directly from London to Paris, but also Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Paris and on a seasonal basis to Avignon in summer and to the French Alps during winter with a single weekly connection.
- A. To find them you only need to fill in the booking form. This is located on the home page or in the Train Tickets section. Provide us with the cities you would like to travel between and your travel date. A selection of schedules will be displayed. Select later train to see more schedules.
- A. There are two options: Option 1 You can select a Single compartment for 1 of the passengers and select a Double compartment for the 2 remaining passengers. Option 2 You can select 3 Single compartments, each will need to be requested on the website separately having 1 passenger on each reservation.
- A. Most major train stations have lockers or luggage storage available at an additional cost. Make sure you have some change available if you are planning to use a locker.
Q. Is it possible to travel from Cologne to Brussels by ICE and back by Thalys with a German Rail Pass Extension coupon?A. You can only travel from Cologne to Brussels with ICE trains. The extension is not valid on the Thalys train. There are 4 daily ICE trains between Germany and Belgium.
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Reviews & ratings France-Germany
Overall rating (167)
Overall appreciationExcellent 45% Very good 37% Average 13% Poor 3% Terrible 2%
- "Mr Thanh Nguyen Chung" . 17/01/2017
It is very goods trip
- "Comfortable trip" Sharon b. 05/01/2017
The seats are very comfortable in 1st class. There is good space between seats. The ride was relaxing. Value for money Convenience
- "Great ride" Kimberly t. 04/01/2017
Everything went extremely smoothly. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent service" Barbara k. 04/01/2017
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" Miguel Angel c. 16/12/2016
The journey was comfortable, fast and without problems. Value for money Convenience
- "Great, easy trip" Walter w. 16/12/2016
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!!!" Ursula h. 02/12/2016
One of the best trips I have ever had and very good service and reliability! Value for money Convenience
- "Comfortable Ride" Grace p. 29/11/2016
Very smooth, convenient, and relaxing. Value for money Convenience
- "Comfort" Vitta s. 28/11/2016
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" Asha d. 22/11/2016
Great trip. Comfortable and clean. However, the wifi did not work at all. Value for money Convenience
- "Frankfurt to Düsseldorf." Rudiantoro k. 19/11/2016
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
- "superb train it is.....really" Praveen s. 03/11/2016
i like the train very much Value for money Convenience
- "Frankfurt to Paris by train" Abdul Rahim a. 01/11/2016
Did everything online. Rail Europe website was helpful and easy to use. Paid 45 Euro for this 4-hour trip on 22nd October 2016. A very pleasant and convenient way to travel inter-city. Beats flying any time, the hassle of airport security and the waiting period. Have already booked via Rail Europe for my family travel (5 of us) in December from Zurich, Geneva, Paris to London. Paid quite a lot for this even after the discounts for my 3 daughters (under 26 years) Value for money Convenience
- "Trip" Sreekanth n. 28/10/2016
The trip was good . The staff were kind and hospitable. The eurorail is a superb way to connect. However the cost was a little high. But totally worth. Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent Trip" James b. 24/10/2016
My only complaint is that different fairs varied greatly from day to day, and the trip we happened to need was much more expensive than it had been when we first researched our tickets by the time we purchased. I wish it was easier to predict the rates. Value for money Convenience