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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Frankfurt

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt am Main

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Frankfurt

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Fly Paris Orly to Frankfurt

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main 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, returning to France from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs €18 - €40 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs €90 - €140 and takes 3h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Est and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is 478 km. The road distance is 571.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs €90 - €140.

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The train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs €90 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €40 and takes 7h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €450 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 478.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €100 - €140 and the journey takes 3h 55m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Frankfurt twice daily. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 45m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €700
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €650
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1300
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €1800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €900
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 Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Main bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€37
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is 572 km. It takes approximately 5h 9m to drive from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.

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KLM, Lufthansa and Air France offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Paris to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 354+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Frankfurt am Main. 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 Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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