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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG
  2. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to La Defense

$63 - $286

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Paris, Paris N109 / ...

$28 - $63

4 alternative options

Fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris Orly (ORY) FRA - ORY

$132 - $599

Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...

$136 - $197

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Mainz to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$41 - $54

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense 356.8 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense is to bus which costs 24€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and La Défense is 475 km. The road distance is 570.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs 110€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 24€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense is 571 km. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 5034+ hotels available in La Défense. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense.
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  • Distance: 297 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and La Défense, France?

British Airways, Alitalia and 11 other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to La Défense via Mannheim Hbf, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Les Halles, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 4 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Manheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6 to Paris, Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mainz to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
Ouibus

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