There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 54m

  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, Frankfurt central station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine N1305 / ...

18€ - 65€

6 alternative options

Bus via Darmstadt Hbf  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt Hbf to Paris

30€ - 73€

Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Paris 580.1 km

39€

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paris Gallieni 572.7 km

65€ - 100€

Fly Frankfurt to Paris CDG  •  4h 15m

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

73€ - 264€

Fly Frankfurt to Paris Orly  •  6h

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

74€ - 307€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 53m

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

87€ - 291€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris is to bus which costs 18€ - 65€ 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 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart four times a week, 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 four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Paris is 478 km. The road distance is 572.7 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 54m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est takes 3h 54m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Frankfurt am Main to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central 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 54m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 65€ and takes 7h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.
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  • Distance: 478.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 3h 54m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine twice daily. Tickets cost 29€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Paris CDG, Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 4800€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 4800€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 700€
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
100€ - 390€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 850€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 750€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
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 54m
Frequency
3 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
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 48m
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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, Frankfurt central station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
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
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Darmstadt Hbf to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 65€
Website
eurolines.de
Low
24€
High
30€
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€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 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 573 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Paris bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 5622+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ 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 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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