Trains Paris to Frankfurt

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  • Fastest journey is 3 hours and 52 minutes (direct)
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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

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 06h01 from Paris Gare du Nord to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, the last train leaves at 21h25. The journey time is 3 hours and 52 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 6 trains run between Paris and Frankfurt. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt!

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 

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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Paris Gare de l'Est - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de l"est is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Strasbourg. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Info

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 07h30-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Bike: 29 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 34 minutes, Metro 4 and RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 10 minutes, Metro 7
  • -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare du Nord

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 4 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 19 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 49 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 15 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Paris Gare du Nord - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare du Nord

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Amiens***

Walking distance: 5 minutes. Affordable, modern rooms. Typical Parisien hotel. 
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Hotel Whistler****

Brand new hotel in opposite of the station. Very modern, high ratings.
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Hotel Terminus Nord****

Classic hotel next to the station. Modern rooms. Typical Parisien bistro. Rating 7+
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Paris Gare de l'Est - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

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Rental Cars

>8 rental car companies. A few have offices in the departure hall. Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and more.   


 

 

Frankfurt Hbf - Info

Railway Station Frankfurt

Frankfurt(Main)Hbf is the main station of Frankfurt, located in the middle of the centre. From the main station it is easy to get by train to the airport of Frankfurt. At the station there are a lot of eateries and shops. In the station you can access the S-Bahn network to get around the city of Frankfurt.

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • S Bahn: 9 minutes, every 2 minutes
  • Bus: -  
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Frankfurt Hbf - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Frankfurt Hbf Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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25hours Hotel by Levi's****

5minutes by foot from Frankfurt Hbf. Stylish, modern, different. Affordable. Free Mini!    
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Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof*****

Next to Frankfurt Hbf, very comfortable 5-star hotel with spacious rooms. Very convenient.     
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Toyoko Inn****

Beside the train station. Modern, comfortable 4-star hotel. Very high ratings.     
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Frankfurt Hbf - Rental cars

Cheap rental cars at Frankfurt Hbf train station

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Rental Cars

5 rental car companies: Europcar, Flizzr, Hertz, Interrent, Sixt.