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Travelling by train from Paris to Frankfurt Main

Want to explore a vibrant European city near Paris without stepping foot on a plane? Head to Frankfurt in just under 4 hours on the train and forget about traffic jams or security checks at the airport. Take the high-speed ICE train operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB), and you can enjoy free WiFi and comfy seating before being dropped off in the heart of Frankfurt.

There are 5 direct trains per day from Paris to Frankfurt Main, giving you plenty of choice for selecting the perfect time to travel. If none of the direct trains suit your needs, there are of course connecting trains you can take at your own speed. Onboard the ICE train, why not upgrade to First Class tickets? You can look forward to comfier seats, free food and drink and access to DB lounges at certain stations!

Once in Frankfurt, hop off with your luggage and get straight into some sightseeing by visiting the nearby Main Tower, an iconic piece of architecture where you can get some great early views over the city. From there, you’ll probably be able to see the famous Iron Bridge, another great photo opportunity. Frankfurt really is a beautiful city, and it has some great food options to go with it. Make sure you try a Frankfurter when you’re… well, in Frankfurt! It’s sure to be the original and best.

Ready to book? Search for tickets and times in our Journey Planner at the top of this page, or read on for more information, including FAQs.

Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 6h 22m to travel from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 296 miles (477 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £34.66 when you book in advance.

First train

07:16

Last train

21:24

Departure station

Paris

Arrival station

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Journey time

From 3h 43m

Distance

296 miles (477 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £34.66

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for Saturday 15th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:16 Paris Gare de l’Est10:59 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSNCF Get tickets3h 43m, direct
09:04 Paris Gare de l’Est12:59 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSNCF Get tickets3h 55m, direct
10:52 Paris Gare de l’Est15:08 Frankfurt (Main) HbfSNCF Get tickets4h 16m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

TGV INOUI and ICE classes from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and ICE when travelling from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI and ICE

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

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On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

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.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

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.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

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

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

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.

PetPetPets

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).

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 Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

The price of train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf starts at £34.66 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 6 hours and 22 minutes, with around 16 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 3 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as £34.66 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The first train from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 07:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The last train from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 21:24. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 296 miles (477 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

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