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Taking the train from Paris to Forbach in 1 hour 39 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Paris to Forbach? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 18 minutes to travel the 208 miles (334 km) from Paris to Forbach by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 39 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 13 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either TGV, ICE or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Paris to Forbach start from €21.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Forbach? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Paris to Forbach by train

It takes an average of 3h 18m to travel from Paris to Forbach by train, over a distance of around 208 miles (334 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Paris to Forbach and tickets for this journey start from €21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 39m
PriceFrom €21
Distance208 miles (334 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train07:28
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationForbach
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, SNCF, Flixbus

Paris to Forbach train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Forbach for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:06 09:45 1h 39m, direct
09:40 12:26 2h 46m, 1 change
09:55 14:24 4h 29m, 2 changes
12:10 14:26 2h 16m, 1 change
12:40 15:26 2h 46m, 1 change
14:40 17:01 2h 21m, 1 change
16:10 18:26 2h 16m, 1 change
16:40 18:59 2h 19m, 1 change
18:06 19:47 1h 41m, direct
18:39 22:26 3h 47m, 1 change

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

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

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.

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Forbach

The price of train tickets from Paris to Forbach starts at €21 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 Paris to Forbach 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 Paris to Forbach? 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 Paris to Forbach take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Forbach is 3 hours and 18 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 Paris and Forbach by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Forbach is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Forbach cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Forbach can start from as little as €21 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 Paris to Forbach?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Forbach without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Paris to Forbach each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Forbach leaves at 07:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Forbach leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Forbach by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Forbach cover a distance of around 208 miles (334 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Forbach to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Forbach.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Forbach for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 01/11/2022 for travel on 01/11/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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