How to travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main

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from Paris to Frankfurt am Main

You can get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Paris to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $44 (€40) • 3 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€109) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 296 miles (478 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Frankfurt am Main from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.

Travel from Paris to Frankfurt: Journey Details

If you want to travel from Paris to Frankfurt, you can choose from all of the major transport options. Flying is easily the fastest way to reach Frankfurt, at just over an hour, but express trains only take a couple of hours longer, and buses are always available for those on a budget.

Return trips from Frankfurt to Paris are also available.

How to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main, 90,37% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Paris to Frankfurt

Daily buses from Paris to Frankfurt are provided by Megabus, Flixbus and Infobus, all of which offer at least one direct bus every day. The earliest bus of the day leave Port Maillot at 10:15 a.m., and the last service departs at 11:00 p.m. Expect the journey to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to take between 7 hours 15 minutes and 8 hours 45 minutes.

Trains from Paris to Frankfurt

Deutsche Bahn operates fast daily trains from Paris to Frankfurt. Departures begin as early as 7:00 a.m., until the final direct train of the day at 7:06 p.m. All direct trains take a little under 4 hours to make the journey, and slightly slower indirect services are also available. All trains leave from Paris Gare de l'Est, so allow time to reach the station.

Flights from Paris to Frankfurt

Flights from Paris to Frankfurt are the fastest option for traveling between these two cities. Both Lufthansa and Air France provide non-stop services between the two cities, and the journey time is only 1 hour 15 minutes. All flights take off from Charles de Gaulle airport, starting at 7:00 a.m. and finishing at 9:00 p.m.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main

Travel Tips: Travel to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main.
FAQs

Travel from Paris, France to Frankfurt am Main, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Frankfurt am Main from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Frankfurt am Main closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Frankfurt am Main?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Frankfurt am Main here.

There are 4 travel options from Paris to Frankfurt am Main: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Frankfurt am Main from Paris is by taking a train, which costs on average $44 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Frankfurt am Main:

A train is $33 (€30) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Paris to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $77 (€70).

A train is $76 (€69) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Paris to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $119 (€109).

The quickest way to travel between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Frankfurt am Main by bus can take on average 7 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Frankfurt am Main by train can take on average 3 h 36 min.

Frankfurt am Main is approximately 296 miles (478 km) away from Paris.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Frankfurt am Main from Paris as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Frankfurt am Main:

  • Buses most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and tend to arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Frankfurt am Main:

  • You can go to Frankfurt am Main from Paris by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $77 (€70) with Flixbus from Paris to Frankfurt am Main on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Paris to Frankfurt am Main with HOP! Cheap tickets can be found for $119 (€109) with HOP! From Paris to Frankfurt am Main.
  • You can travel by train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Paris to Frankfurt am Main tickets for $44 (€40) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 3 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 5 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Frankfurt am Main as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Paris and Frankfurt am Main.

Many of our customers traveling from Paris to Frankfurt am Main don't make Frankfurt am Main their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Frankfurt am Main are Berlin, Munich or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Frankfurt am Main to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Paris to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $77 (€70) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $119 (€109) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $44 (€40) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Frankfurt am Main online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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