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

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Train  •  3h 49m

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

90€ - 140€

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Bus  •  8h 41m

  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 / ...

18€ - 40€

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Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 570 km

60€ - 95€

Fly  •  4h 5m

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

63€ - 253€

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International entry into Germany from France

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  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle and Guadeloupe in France
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  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding is required for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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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 (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.

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: 20 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 8h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Frankfurt - Main station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 35m.

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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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The distance between Paris and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 476 km. The road distance is 570 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m 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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Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris 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 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 8h 41m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4h 5m.

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  • Distance: 476.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Paris, 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, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Main station once daily. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 8h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

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
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€
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 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Frankfurt - Main station.

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Paris 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 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Paris 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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Book your Paris to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 1141+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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