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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$95 - $170

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt am Main Ouibus / ...

$20 - $110

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt 362.8 miles

$42

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Frankfurt am Main 358.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Paris CDG to Frankfurt  •  4 h 10 min

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

$73 - $308

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Frankfurt  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$148 - $372

Fly Paris CDG to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$104 - $333

Train, shuttle  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Luxembourg Tgv
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Luxembourg Gare Centrale to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof

$80 - $123

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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

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The distance between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is 478 km. The road distance is 573.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs .

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The train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3 h 48 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, 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 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 298.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Frankfurt am Main once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 9 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Est to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Centre - Bercy to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Luxembourg Gare Centrale to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
$30 - $40
Low
$6
High
$34
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Frankfurt am Main is 574 km. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to drive from Paris to Frankfurt am Main.

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KLM, 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 Loco2 and Rome2rio.

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

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There are 676+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD 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 33 min and costs .

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