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There are 5 ways to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 24m

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

€45 - €170

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Night bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Airport Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Metz > Spicheren France > Spicheren Allemagne > Mannheim > Frankfurt - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station

€23 - €29

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Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

€100 - €167

Bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Frankfurt Airport N1305 / ...

€23 - €43

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 567.4 km

€60 - €95

Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by walk and train

The journey time between Terminal 1 and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 610 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Paris Airport Shuttle, Paris Aéroport, Paris RER and others, the Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) service departs from Terminal 1 and arrives in Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Typically 29 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 46m
Fastest journey time:
4h 38m
Services per week:
29
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:20
Last service departs at:
18:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) walk and train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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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 Airport (FRA) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 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: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to night bus which costs €22 - €29 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which costs €45 - €170 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport and arriving at Frankfurt Airport via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). However, there are services departing from Paris CDG Airport and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf via Aeroport Cdg 1, Paris l'Est and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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The distance between Terminal 1 and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 450 km. The road distance is 567.4 km.

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The best way to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs €100 - €170.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including transfers.

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Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which takes 3h 24m and costs €45 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €170 and takes 5h 43m, you could also bus, which costs €23 - €45 and takes 9h 39m.

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  • Distance: 450 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

What companies run services between Terminal 1, France and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa, Gulf Air Bahrain and two other airlines fly from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) via Paris CDG Airport, Paris CDG Airport, Aeroport Cdg 1, Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, and Mannheim Hbf in around 5h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
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 - Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Frankfurt - Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus

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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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Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt Airport station.

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Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 567 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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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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There are 508+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at €75 per night.

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