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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £35.00
  2. 30 day advance £45.00
  3. 7 day advance £63.00
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  1. 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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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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