Trains Germany to France

Train Tickets Germany <> France

Train tickets Germany to France

From Paris and Strasbourg 4 TGV-trains run to Karlsruhe and Stutgart, with one service continuing to Munich. 5 daily TGV/ICE-trains run from Paris to Saarbrücken and Frankfurt. A daily TGV runs from Marseille, Avignon and Lyon to Frankfurt. The city of Freiburg is connected with a daily TGV from Paris. Regional trains run from Strasbourg to Offenburg.

Thalys operates a service from Paris and Brussels to Cologne 5 times daily with 3 trains contiuning to Düsseldorf and Essen. High speed ICE-trains run from Brussels to Aachen, Cologne and Frankfurt three times each day. From London Eurostar-services are available to Brussels, with easy connections onto Thalys and ICE-trains to Germany. Local trains operate between Liege and Aachen.

Travel by ICE International

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

=> ICE International - More info & photos 

 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

Travel by Thalys

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi for holders 
  • Power sockets at all seats

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Use of the NS International lounges in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport. Holders of the Thalys
  • ThePass and TheCard can use the Thalys-lounges in Brussels, Paris and Cologne.

Sparpreis tickets

How to book cheap Sparpreis tickets to and in Germany

Domestic fares start at only €19. These Sparpreis-tickets are subject to availability and prices get higher as more tickets are being sold. Sales for domestic journeys start 6 months before journey date.

You will be likely to find the cheapest tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cheap tickets on fast ICE-services will get sold as first, sometimes a slower Intercity-connection might be cheaper.

Seat reservation is included in first class fares, for second class journeys a reservation can be purchased for €4,50 extra. Reservation is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended on busy travel dates around the weekend and holidays. 

The price depends on the largeness of the state. Taking the regional train might take two or three times more travel time and involves more changes, but is also a great way to discover the countryside of Germany.

France by train - Train tickets & info

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Facts

Trains Paris <> Frankfurt

Booking horizon  3-6 months*
Duration 3h52
Distance  536km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Paris 06h01
Last train Paris 21h25
First train Frankfurt 02h48
Last train Frankfurt 22h25
Trains per day

6

Train company ICE / TGV
Station Paris Paris Gare de l'Est
Station Frankfurt Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

*TGV = 3 months (tickets for the summer are available from February), ICE = 6 months

Facts

Trains Paris <> Munich

Booking horizon  3-6 months*
Duration 6h21
Distance  773km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Paris 06h40
Last train Paris 21h25
First train Munich 00h01
Last train Munich 19h33
Trains per day

1

Train company ICE / TGV
Station Paris Paris Gare de l'Est
Station Munich München Hbf

*TGV = 3 months (tickets for the summer are available from February), ICE = 6 months

Facts

Trains Paris <> Berlin

Booking horizon  4 months*
Duration 8h13
Distance  987km 
Direct trains 1 change
First train Paris 06h01
Last train Paris 21h25
First train Berlin 04h32
Last train Berlin 23h53
Trains per day

5

Train company Thalys / SNCF / Deutsche Bahn
Station Paris Paris Gare du Nord
Station Berlin Berlin Hbf

*Thalys = 4 months; Deutsche Bahn=6 months