How to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$70 - $307|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $70 (€60) • 8 h 10 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $307 (€262) • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa|
Travel 296 miles (478 km) by bus or flight between Paris and Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $70 (€60). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.
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.
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.
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 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.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $28 (€24). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel between Paris and Frankfurt am Main. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Frankfurt am Main from Paris and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.
There are 2 ways to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main: bus or flight.
The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is a bus with an average price of $70 (€60).
This is compared to other travel options from Paris to Frankfurt am Main:
A bus is $237 (€202) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $307 (€262).
The quickest way to travel between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 8 h 10 min.
The distance from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is approximately 296 miles (478 km).
The average frequency per day from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Frankfurt am Main from Paris as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Paris to Frankfurt am Main:
The following travel companies offer services from Paris to Frankfurt am Main:
Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Frankfurt am Main with the following travel companies:
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 to Frankfurt am Main from Paris.
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