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Train  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

€90 - €140

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Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris N1305 / ...

€18 - €35

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris Gallieni 569.8 km

€60 - €95

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

€52 - €223

Fly Frankfurt to Paris Orly  •  6h 28m

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

€78 - €246

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Paris CDG (CDG) STR - CDG

€100 - €347

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

€95 - €250

Frankfurt Hbf to Paris by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt Hbf and Paris is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 585 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 50m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui, the Frankfurt Hbf to Paris train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Paris l'Est. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 55m
Fastest train time:
3h 50m
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€90
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:56
Last train departs at:
18:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Hbf to Paris train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris is to bus, which costs €18 - €35 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris is to train which costs €90 - €140 and takes 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Paris l'Est. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Hbf and Paris is 477 km. The road distance is 569.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs €90 - €140.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est takes 3h 56m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs €90 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €35 and takes 7h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €230 and takes 4h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris.
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  • Distance: 476.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Hbf, Germany and Paris, France?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est 4 times a day. Tickets cost €100 - €140 and the journey takes 3h 56m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris twice daily. Tickets cost €29 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 40m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €450
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €140
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus

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

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Frankfurt Hbf to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Hbf to Paris is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Paris.

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