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There are 5 ways to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 27m

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

€49 - €212

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Bus  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Main station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Metz > Saarbrücken > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station

€23 - €31

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Train  •  5h 24m

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

€105 - €166

Bus via Reims  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Reims Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reims Champagne Ardenne TGV to Frankfurt central train station 090

€32 - €40

Drive  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf 564.8 km

€60 - €90

Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf by train

The train journey time between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) and Frankfurt Hbf is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 614 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 22m. Operated by Paris RER, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf train service departs from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 30m
Fastest train time:
4h 22m
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:29
Last train departs at:
18:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt Hbf is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt Hbf is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt Hbf is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf is to bus which costs €23 - €35 and takes 10h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf is to fly which takes 1h 27m and costs €45 - €220.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf station. However, there are services departing from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport and arriving at Frankfurt - Main station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf. However, there are services departing from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 24m.

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The distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) and Frankfurt Hbf is 456 km. The road distance is 564.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf without a car is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs €100 - €170.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf, including transfers.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf is to fly which takes 1h 27m and costs €45 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €170 and takes 5h 24m, you could also bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 10h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf.
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  • Distance: 456.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 27m

What companies run services between Paris CDG Airport (CDG), France and Frankfurt Hbf, Germany?

Lufthansa, Gulf Air Bahrain and two other airlines fly from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf every 2 hours. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
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 Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
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 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
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Reims
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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 Reims Champagne Ardenne TGV to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Frankfurt - Main station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf is 565 km. It takes approximately 5h 11m to drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt Hbf.

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

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There are 433+ hotels available in Frankfurt Hbf. Prices start at €75 per night.

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