Cheap train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt

Showing times and prices for Jan 20

Cheapest

$54

Average

$102

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Frankfurt will cost around $ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 54.

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05:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 08:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$541One-way
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01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 04:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$601One-way
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est3h53 12:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$601One-way
03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 06:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$661One-way
07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 10:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$661One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Frankfurt

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07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 10:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 10:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h56 11:16AMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est4h10 01:16PMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est3h53 12:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est3h53 12:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:55AMParis Gare de l'Est4h31 03:26PMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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10:55AMParis Gare de l'Est4h13 03:08PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 04:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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01:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h57 05:52PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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01:55PMParis Gare de l'Est4h13 06:08PMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 06:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:55PMParis Gare de l'Est3h57 07:52PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:55PMParis Gare de l'Est4h13 08:08PMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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05:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 08:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:55PMParis Gare de l'Est4h13 10:08PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:55PMParis Gare de l'Est4h38 10:33PMFrankfurt Ostendstraße
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07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est3h53 10:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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Jan 20
$66SNCF | TGV INOUI
$60Flixbus
$173Lufthansa
Fri
Jan 21
$54SNCF | TGV INOUI
$48Flixbus
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Jan 22
$54SNCF | TGV INOUI
$44Flixbus
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Jan 23
$66SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$134HOP!
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Jan 24
$47SNCF | ICE
$44Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
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Jan 25
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$36Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
Wed
Jan 26
$47SNCF | ICE
$44Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
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Jan 27
$47SNCF | ICE
$37Flixbus
$88Lufthansa
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Jan 28
$48TGV
$48Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
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Jan 29
$48TGV
$44Flixbus
$84Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 30
$54TGV
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$100Lufthansa
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Jan 31
$47SNCF | ICE
$44Flixbus
$84Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 1
$47SNCF | ICE
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$100Lufthansa
Wed
Feb 2
$47SNCF | ICE
$48Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 3
$47SNCF | ICE
$44Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
Fri
Feb 4
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$48Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
Sat
Feb 5
$47SNCF | ICE
$44Flixbus
$100Lufthansa
Sun
Feb 6
$54TGV
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$84Lufthansa
Mon
Feb 7
$47SNCF | ICE
$37Flixbus
$88Lufthansa
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Feb 8
$47SNCF | ICE
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$84Lufthansa

Fastest train times from Paris to Frankfurt

Showing times and prices for Jan 20

Fastest Journey

3 h 38 m

Average

4 h

Trains per day

18

Distance

478 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Paris for Frankfurt every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 478 km distance in an average of 4 h but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 38 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 38 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 10:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$1201One-way
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03:20PMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 06:58PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$661One-way
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07:20AMParis Gare de l'Est3h38 10:58AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$661One-way
2nd Fastest
05:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 08:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$541One-way
2nd Fastest
01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est3h49 04:59PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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$601One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Frankfurt

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Paris to Frankfurt cover the 296 miles (478 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€39), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€46).

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Frankfurt trains

You can travel by train to Frankfurt from Paris with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $47 (€39). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Frankfurt train.

Train information from Paris to Frankfurt with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 56 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 3 a day

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Paris to Frankfurt

Thinking about traveling from Paris to Frankfurt? Consider taking a train for your journey. With more than 10 daily trains going between these two cities, traveling has become easier than ever before. The trip only takes between 3 hours 45 min. and 5 hours, allowing you to arrive at your destination in manageable time.

Which train companies travel from Paris to Frankfurt?

If you're taking a train between these two cities, there are two companies to choose from: SNCF and Deutsche Bahn. While SNCF is the largest train company in France, Deutsche Bahn is the largest in Germany. Almost all the journeys offered require no transfer, meaning you can stay on the same train for the duration of your trip. If you do have to transfer to a different train, it will only be once.

 

SNCF trains from Paris to Frankfurt

On average, SNCF runs between 5 and 7 daily trains from Paris to Frankfurt. You will find that the company maintains the same schedule on weekends, but the number of trains might change for some holidays. Your train will normally leave from Paris Gare de l’Est and will arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. If you travel with SNCF, you can plan on your trip taking anywhere from 3 hours 45 min. to 4 hours 30 min. SNCF is known for almost always using high-speed trains. If you find that you need to exchange or cancel your ticket, you can easily do so for a 50 percent fee. If you wish to avoid this fee, you can purchase an add-on feature that lets you exchange or refund your ticket for free, so long as it's not within 24 hours of departure.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Paris to Frankfurt

Deutsche Bahn usually has 4 to 5 daily trains. As with SNCF, the schedule does not vary from weekdays to weekends. Deutsche Bahn trains also leave from Paris Gare de l’Est and arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Journeys on Deutsche Bahn between these two cities last anywhere from 3 hours 45 min. to 5 hours. Tickets normally cannot be exchanged or refunded, but you can purchase an add-on feature that allows you to do so for an additional fee.

Train from Paris to Frankfurt: Services on board

If you opt to travel with SNCF, you can choose from either First or Second Class. Second Class comes with standard features, like access to the train’s bistro and free Wi-Fi, while First Class will provide you with a more comfortable seat and extra leg room. Customers are allowed to bring one bike per person without paying an additional fee. Restrooms on the train are wheelchair accessible, and there are ramps to help with boarding. Deutsche Bahn also has First and Second Class options. With Second Class, you have access to free outlets and Wi-Fi, while with First Class, you will enjoy wider seats as well as the option to reserve a seat before boarding. If you'd like to bring a bike, you're required to pay an additional fee. Travelers with disabilities can contact the train company ahead of time, and an employee will then be ready to help with boarding the train, storing luggage, and getting off the train.

Paris to Frankfurt Train Time: Daily Departures

The earliest you can get a train from Paris to Frankfurt is at approximately 6:30 a.m., with the latest leaving around 7:00 p.m. Two trains leave per hour at a pattern of every 3 hours. In total, there are approximately 11 trains per day to choose from. If you're traveling on a holiday, there may be fewer trains.

How long is the journey by train from Paris to Frankfurt?

Trains from Paris to Frankfurt last anywhere between 3 hours 45 min. and 5 hours, depending on what type of train you're riding and whether or not you make a transfer during the trip. You will find that peak hours are in the morning and that this is when trains depart with the most frequency.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Frankfurt?

Departure train stations: Your train to Frankfurt will depart from Paris Gare de l’Est. Paris Gare de l’Est is located in the eastern part of the city and is best reached by metro from lines 4, 5, and 7. It's recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your train’s departure. In the station, you will have free Wi-Fi and will find several restaurants and stores where you can purchase refreshments.

Arrival train stations: Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can be found in the city center and is best accessed by metro through lines 1, 3, 5, and 7. If you have extra time, you can do some shopping in the station or relax in a seating area after the trip.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt?

The easiest way to purchase low-cost tickets is to compare several different dates and times to make sure you're getting the best deal. Booking ahead of time will also allow you to save. Both SNCF and Deutsche Bahn offer discounts for travelers under a certain age and also for senior citizens, a great perk if you need cheaper train tickets.

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Frankfurt

Travel by train to Frankfurt easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Frankfurt.
FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Paris and Frankfurt?

Travel between Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Frankfurt, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/18/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Frankfurt before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Paris, France from Frankfurt, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Frankfurt?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Frankfurt?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/18/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Frankfurt.

How much are cheap trains between Paris and Frankfurt?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt for as low as $47 (€39)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Paris to Frankfurt?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $55 (€46)  for a train ticket from Paris to Frankfurt.

How many miles is it from Paris to Frankfurt by train?

The train distance from Paris to Frankfurt is around 296 miles (478 km).

How long is the train ride between Paris and Frankfurt?

While the time it takes to travel 296 miles (478 km) from Paris to Frankfurt can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Frankfurt train journey time is on average 3 h 38 min.

What train providers offer a service from Paris to Frankfurt?

If you're looking for trains from Paris to Frankfurt, you can rely on SNCF | ICE or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Frankfurt. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Paris to Frankfurt journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Are there any nonstop train services from Paris to Frankfurt?

Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Paris to Frankfurt with SNCF | TGV INOUI, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.

How many trains are there between Paris and Frankfurt a day?

The average number of trains departing Paris for Frankfurt is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Paris to Frankfurt? What time is the last train from Paris to Frankfurt?

The first Paris to Frankfurt train departs at 5: 48 AM   and the last train from Paris to Frankfurt leaves at 6: 06 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Paris to Frankfurt on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Frankfurt is on average $55 (€46) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Frankfurt
The major railway station for departures from Paris is Paris Gare de Lyon. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Paris Gare de Lyon for your journey between Paris and Frankfurt.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C