There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 48m

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

90€ - 140€

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Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N1305 / ...

18€ - 65€

6 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris, Gallieni to Metz - Gare Routière 750
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Frankfurt - Airport Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy > Metz > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station

36€ - 51€

Rideshare  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt 580.5 km

37€

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt am Main 571.4 km

65€ - 100€

Fly Paris CDG to Frankfurt  •  4h 12m

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

68€ - 255€

Fly Paris Orly to Frankfurt  •  6h 13m

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

75€ - 298€

Fly Paris CDG to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Stuttgart (STR) CDG - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

98€ - 281€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 18€ - 65€ 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 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is 478 km. The road distance is 571.4 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 48m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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The train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 48m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 65€ and takes 7h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 260€ and takes 4h 12m.

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  • Distance: 478.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 140€ and the journey takes 3h 48m. TGV inOui also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 6 times a week. Tickets cost 29€ - 40€ and the journey takes 7h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 360€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 360€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Clermont-Ferrand, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490€ - 4700€
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 480€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
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 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Metz to Frankfurt - Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from Paris, Gallieni to Metz - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
37€
Book at
blablacar.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 am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central 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 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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

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There are 604+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 87€ 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 CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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