France-Germany

France-Germany

167 Reviews

France-Germany High Speed : The more MPH, the more views per trip.

  • Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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Overview

France-Germany

It’s not every day a train route is so revolutionary, it can change travel plans all over Europe. Yet, with standard operating speeds of nearly 200 mph, that’s what the France-Germany High Speed/Alleo lines did with their expansion in 2010. Now travelers can enjoy eastward connections from Paris to the Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace regions, and then continue with direct service to Ile-de-France, Northern, Western and Southwestern France, as well as Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Today’s France-Germany High Speed/Alleo trains have reduced travel times to almost 30 destinations by up to 50%, allowing for more frequent departures. You can go from Paris to Munich in just over 6 hours, or Paris to Stuttgart in 3 hours, 46 minutes on the TGV. Paris to Frankfurt takes just 3 hours, 48 minutes, and Paris to Geneva is a mere 3 hours, 5 minutes. And the TGV isn’t just fast, it’s uber-relaxing : whether you’re in Economy Class with its reclining seats and adjustable head and footrests, or Comfort Class which surrounds you in Lacroix designed indulgent interiors. Premier Class offers additional amenities, full-on luxury, and a silent car option.

All in all, it adds up to a chance to really appreciate the views from the windows and the company you’re with, whether it’s family, travel companions, or your new rail car friends. And it’s a journey over 11.5 million people have enjoyed, which can mean only one thing. It’s not just the train that goes fast, but the seats. So book now.



Practical information


1st class ticket holders will enjoy arriving at the station early to enjoy the business lounges in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille. It is advisable that all travelers arrive at the station at least 10 minutes prior to your train’s departure time.

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

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.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by TGV France-Germany
Second classFirst class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Welcome drink Enjoy a refreshing beverage to welcome you on the train, delivered by the friendly staff.
Power sockets Keep your phone, laptop, or other devices charged while sitting in your seat.
Exclusive Business Lounge At the station, enjoy the atmosphere and services of the lounge, perfect to relax or catch up on some work before your trip.
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.
Subway tickets Save time by purchasing Paris Metro tickets on the train

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Reviews & ratings

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. "

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    Very fast |
    "Train is on time and very fast on ICE. "

  • 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. "

  • Value for money
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    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 "

  • Mr Thanh Nguyen Chung |
    "It is very goods trip "

  • Value for money
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    Comfortable trip |
    "The seats are very comfortable in 1st class. There is good space between seats. The ride was relaxing. "

  • Value for money
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    Great ride |
    "Everything went extremely smoothly. Couldn't have asked for anything more ! "

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    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. "

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    Great trip |
    "The journey was comfortable, fast and without problems. "

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    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. "

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