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About the train journey from Erlangen to Paris

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The train from Erlangen to Paris usually takes 9 hours 25 minutes on average to travel 394 miles (633 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 6 hours 46 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Erlangen and Paris, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Paris. You can choose to travel with TGV, Thalys or ICE to get to Paris. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Erlangen to Paris in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £103.88.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Paris, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Erlangen to Paris by train

It takes an average of 9h 25m to travel from Erlangen to Paris by train, over a distance of around 394 miles (633 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Erlangen to Paris and tickets for this journey start from £103.88 when you book in advance.

First train

01:08

Last train

21:37

Departure station

Erlangen

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

From 6h 46m

Distance

394 miles (633 km)

Frequency

18 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £103.88

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Thalys, Flixbus, ÖBB, SBB CFF FFS, OUIGO, TGV Lyria

Erlangen to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Erlangen to Paris for Tuesday 26th September 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:38 15:54 7h 16m, 2 changes
10:19 17:05 6h 46m, 1 change
10:38 18:06 7h 28m, 3 changes
10:38 19:06 8h 28m, 2 changes
11:19 19:06 7h 47m, 3 changes
12:29 19:41 7h 12m, 2 changes
14:01 21:06 7h 5m, 2 changes
14:38 21:53 7h 15m, 2 changes
16:56 06:50 13h 54m, 5 changes
17:03 07:50 14h 47m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Erlangen to Paris

You can travel from Erlangen to Paris on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

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EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

TGV INOUI, Thalys, Intercity (IC) and ICE classes from Erlangen to Paris

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI, Thalys, Intercity (IC) and ICE when travelling from Erlangen to Paris.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI, Thalys, Intercity (IC) and ICE

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Erlangen to Paris.

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On TGV INOUI services, there's no weight limit for your luggage - you can travel your way! However, remember that your suitcases, overnight bags and rucksacks can't be larger than 130 x 90 cm, and you must be able to carry them and store them in the dedicated luggage racks on board by yourself. All luggage must be labelled before being stored.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

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TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

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Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

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If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

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Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

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On Thalys trains, there are luggage racks near the entrance doors, or in the spaces between the seat backs, or on the rack above your seat.

Although there’s no weight limit for your luggage, you should be able to carry and lift your bags safely.

Their baggage policy includes 2 items of luggage /suitcases with max size of 75 x 53 x 30cm and 1 carry-on item.

You may also bring special items of luggage on board (like musical instruments). However, they must be under 2 meters long.

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Food in Standard and Comfort Class

You can visit the Thalys Welcome Bar – you’ll get to choose from a wide range of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks.

You can also pre-order food and drinks on your smartphone, tablet or laptop and collect from the Welcome Bar.

Food in Premium Class

You’ll enjoy a complimentary meal, which will be served straight to your seat.

Thalys' menu is designed by Belgian chef, Frank Fol. Meals are served for any international journey over 50 minutes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Once you’ve found your seat and made yourself comfortable, you can connect to the complimentary WiFi and chat to your friends, catch up on work or watch your favourite TV show. To make sure your devices don’t lose power, connect to the power sockets at your seat.

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Thalys make it easy to take your little ones on a train journey. Kids under 4 can travel free of charge and without a ticket, provided they sit on your lap. Kids between 4 and 12 can get discounted ticket prices.

In cars 7, 17 and 27 on Thalys trains you’ll also find baby-changing facilities, a sink, and a bottle warmer.

Strollers are allowed on board free of charge, but should be folded before boarding and stored in the baggage racks in the carriage you’re sitting in.

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Thalys accept a small number of non-folding bikes on board, however both wheels must be removed and the whole bike must be covered in a non-rigid container (max size 135 x 85 x 30cm). Folding bikes are treated as standard luggage (max size 75 x 53 x 30cm).

PetPetPets

Travelling with your pet? Small dogs and other domestic animals that weigh less than 6kg can travel free of charge on Thalys trains. They must travel in a cage or container though, with max dimensions being 45 x 30 x 25cm.

If your dog is bigger than this, you’ll need to purchase a specific dog ticket (usually at a fixed price of €30) and the dog must travel on your lap, or on the floor, on a lead and muzzled.

Guide and assistance dogs of any size are also allowed free of charge.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need help with boarding or disembarking, you should contact Thalys directly before your trip. Wheelchairs can be transported as long as they do not exceed:

  • 70 cm wide / 120 cm high 
  • Turning circle diameter: 150 cm
  • Maximum weight: 300 kg with the passenger and luggage
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You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

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You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Erlangen to Paris

The price of train tickets from Erlangen to Paris starts at £103.88 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Erlangen to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Erlangen to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Erlangen to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Erlangen and Paris is 9 hours and 25 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Erlangen and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Erlangen to Paris is 6 hours and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Erlangen to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Erlangen to Paris can start from as little as £103.88 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Erlangen to Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Erlangen to Paris. Travelling from Erlangen to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Erlangen to Paris leave?

The first train from Erlangen to Paris leaves at 01:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Erlangen to Paris leave?

The last train from Erlangen to Paris leaves at 21:37. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Erlangen and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Erlangen to Paris cover a distance of around 394 miles (633 km) during the journey.

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