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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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 40m

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

18€ - 35€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Paris 579.4 km

39€

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paris Gallieni 572 km

60€ - 95€

Fly  •  4h 8m

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

63€ - 213€

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The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris is to bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main 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 four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 am Main and Paris is 478 km. The road distance is 572 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main to Paris is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4h 8m.

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  • Distance: 478.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, 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 4 times a week. 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
55€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
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
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€
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).

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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
4 times a week
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
39€
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blablacar.co.uk

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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 am Main to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main to Paris is 572 km. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.

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Gulf Air Bahrain, Brussels Airlines, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 9695+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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