Fastest journey3hr 38m
It is a very easy journey by train from Paris to Frankfurt-am-Main. This key business route has been greatly improved in recent years, and the journey time was trimmed again in July 2016. The route includes the LGV Est line where trains regularly travel at speeds of over 300 kph. It’s no surprise that the train now has the edge over air travel for journeys from Paris to Frankfurt.
If the timings of the direct trains do not suit your schedule, you’ll find additional options via Karlsruhe or Mannheim. The change of train does add about 45 minutes to the overall journey time, but usually makes no difference to the fare.
Bookings for your journey from Paris to Frankfurt normally open four months prior to travel.
Paris to Frankfurt am Main
There are six direct high-speed trains each weekday (five on weekend days) from Paris to Frankfurt-am-Main. The route is served by both French TGVs and German ICE trains. Both offer comparable levels of comfort. The fastest services run via Strasbourg, while others – only slightly slower – are routed via Saarbrücken. The journey time between the two cities is under four hours. Trains to Frankfurt leave from the Gare de l’Est in Paris. In Frankfurt they terminate at the city's Hauptbahnhof.
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