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There are 6 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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Frankfurt central train station

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Frankfurt

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Frankfurt am Main

Fly from Paris CDG

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

Fly from Paris Orly

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

Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is around 3h 50m and covers a distance of around 657 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 39m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui, the Paris to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Paris Est and arrives in Frankfurt. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 50m
Fastest train time:
3h 39m
Train distance:
657 km
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:08
Last train departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 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, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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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 €100 - €160 and takes 3h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart twice daily, 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. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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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 39m and costs €100 - €160.

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The train from Paris Est to Frankfurt takes 3h 39m including transfers and departs every three 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 DB Fernverkehr AG, 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 39m and costs €100 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €40 and takes 7h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €190 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 39m

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

DB Fernverkehr AG operates a train from Paris Est to Frankfurt 4 times a day, and the journey takes 3h 39m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Frankfurt central train station twice daily. 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 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
€110 - €160
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
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
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).

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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
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.
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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 bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Paris to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

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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 central train station.

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Paris to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, arrive at Frankfurt 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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Gulf Air Bahrain, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 771+ 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 €5 - €9.

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