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

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Fly  •  1h 27m

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

59€ - 240€

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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€ - 48€

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Train  •  5h 24m

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

105€ - 166€

Train via Metz  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Metz Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Forbach Ter
  3. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mainz Hbf Re

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 565.1 km

60€ - 90€

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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 cost-effective way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus, which costs 23€ - 50€ and takes 10h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 456 km. The road distance is 565.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) 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 Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which takes 1h 27m and costs 55€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 5h 24m, you could also bus, which costs 23€ - 50€ and takes 10h 31m.

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  • Distance: 456 km
  • Duration: 1h 27m

What companies run services between Paris CDG Airport (CDG), France and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Lufthansa, Gulf Air Bahrain and two other airlines fly from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 4 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
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).

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€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Forbach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 25€
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
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 Paris to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Frankfurt - Main station.

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Paris CDG Airport (CDG) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 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 (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 565 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Paris CDG Airport (CDG) 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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