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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Kaiserslautern Hbf and Paris is 4 hours and 12 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris is 2 hours and 29 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris can start from as little as €29 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leaves at 03:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris leaves at 22:29. 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.
Trains travelling from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Paris cover a distance of around 248 miles (399 km) during the journey.