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There are 4 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h

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

90€ - 140€

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Fly  •  4h 8m

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

72€ - 271€

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Train via Liège  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins Thalys
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

149€ - 268€

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 578.9 km

60€ - 95€

Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Gare du Nord and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 7h 3m and covers a distance of around 707 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 36m. Operated by Thalys and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 49m.

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It is 475 km from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 578.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs 90€ - 140€.

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The train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 49m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 4h and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 4h 8m.

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

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Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 475.3 km
  • Duration: 4h

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 3h 49m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Gulf Air Bahrain and two other airlines fly from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 4 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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 Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 190€
Website
Thalys
Standard
90€ - 130€
Comfort
100€ - 140€
Premium
140€ - 190€

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Gare du Nord to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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

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