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Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train
Fastest journey3hr 38m
Trains per day20
Avg. journey time3hr 52m
Travelling from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train
Fast trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main take around 3 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 478 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Frankfurt am Main.
1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?
Direct trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main have been found.
We usually find around 21 direct trains on the route from Paris to Frankfurt am Main every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?
The Paris to Frankfurt am Main train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Paris to Frankfurt am Main train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Frankfurt am Main is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 07:05 and the last train is around 19:06. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:10, and the last at 19:06.
What's the Paris to Frankfurt am Main train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main are $48.81.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $52 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $49. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Paris to Frankfurt am Main train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train.
Which train companies operate between Paris and Frankfurt am Main?
More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Frankfurt am Main, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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TGV or ICE
It is a very easy journey by train from Paris to Frankfurt-am-Main. This key business route has been greatly improved in recent years, and the journey time was trimmed again in July 2016. The route includes the LGV Est line where trains regularly travel at speeds of over 300 kph. It’s no surprise that the train now has the edge over air travel for journeys from Paris to Frankfurt.
If the timings of the direct trains do not suit your schedule, you’ll find additional options via Karlsruhe or Mannheim. The change of train does add about 45 minutes to the overall journey time, but usually makes no difference to the fare.
Paris to Frankfurt am Main
The route is served by both French TGVs and German ICE trains. Both offer comparable levels of comfort. The fastest services run via Strasbourg, while others – only slightly slower – are routed via Saarbrücken. The journey time between the two cities is under four hours. Trains to Frankfurt leave from the Gare de l’Est in Paris. In Frankfurt they terminate at the city's Hauptbahnhof.
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