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Travelling from Kaiserslautern to Paris

Enter the French capital and City of Love, in style and comfort by train. The journey from Kaiserlautern Hbf (the main station in the city) to Paris by rail takes less than two and a half hours on the fastest service. That’s quicker than driving – plus it’s a much more environmentally friendly way to travel.

Depending on your time of travel, you can hop on a direct high-speed TGV or ICE service, or a regional Deutsche Bahn train than swap onto an SNCF train for the final leg of your journey. Enjoy free WiFi, power sockets and air-conditioning on the majority of these services, as well as plenty of luggage allowance and scenic views along the way.

You’ll arrive into Paris Hare de L’est station, meaning you’re centrally located as soon as you step off the train – it’s just a 10-minute Metro ride to the iconic Louvre Museum, or 30 mins away from the Eiffel Tower.

Keep reading for train times, ticket prices, FAQs about the journey and information on finding cheap train tickets.

Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris by train

It takes an average of 5h 53m to travel from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris by train, over a distance of around 248 miles (399 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €27.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 32m
Price€27.85 - €248.50
Distance248 miles (399 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationKaiserslautern Hbf
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris for Tuesday 21st Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:22 09:54 2h 32m, direct
08:31 12:23 3h 52m, 2 changes
10:22 12:55 2h 33m, direct
10:31 16:34 6h 03m, 2 changes
14:22 16:56 2h 34m, direct
15:03 19:23 4h 20m, 3 changes
16:34 21:34 5h 00m, 1 change
17:03 21:08 4h 05m, 3 changes
17:34 22:42 5h 08m, 2 changes
18:30 07:49 13h 19m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV trains from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris

You can travel from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), SNCF and TGV 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.

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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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris

Train tickets from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris start at €27.85 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €127.02.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price78.06
on the day
avg. single price127.02

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 Kaiserslautern Hbf 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Kaiserslautern Hbf 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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Kaiserslautern Hbf and Paris is 5 hours and 53 minutes, with around 13 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 Kaiserslautern Hbf and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris can start from as little as €27.85 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leave?

The first train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leave?

The last train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leaves at 23:29. 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 Kaiserslautern Hbf and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris cover a distance of around 248 miles (399 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Kaiserslautern Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 13/07/2020 for travel on 12/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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