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Trip Summary

There are 37 daily trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance297 mi (478 km)
Fastest train3h 38m
Lowest price£33.97
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?

In the last month, £50.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Paris to Frankfurt am Main. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £79.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£110£73£37JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Paris to Frankfurt am Main will vary between £41 and £99. Planning a train trip to Frankfurt am Main within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Paris over the next 7 days is £55. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£102£82£61£41£20JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paris to Frankfurt am Main in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £87 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£122£98£73£49£243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Frankfurt am Main from Paris will be about £79.39 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 4 train lines with service from Paris to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 28 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express84h 7m£75.08
Deutsche Bahn284h 29m£82.95
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company234h 21m£80.92
Non-federally owned railway company13h 48m£63.74
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt am Main start from £26, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Frankfurt am Main. DB Intercity-Express in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 25 other train stations.

    From Paris to Frankfurt am Main train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt am Main start from £26, and on average cost . Daily there are 28 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Frankfurt-Zeilsheim and 31 other train stations.

    From Paris to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 51 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt am Main start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 23 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and 31 other train stations.

    From Paris to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 35 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Paris to Frankfurt am Main start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Frankfurt am Main. Non-federally owned railway company in Paris leaves from Paris Est . And in Frankfurt am Main trains arrive at Central Train Station and one other train station.

    From Paris to Frankfurt am Main train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Frankfurt am Main faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 38 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Frankfurt am Main.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Paris and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 297 miles, or 478 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 38 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Paris to Frankfurt am Main are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Paris at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 37 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Frankfurt am Main

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the centre of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighbourhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on coach carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Paris?

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Main departure station: Paris Est

Paris Gare de l'Est, or Paris East Railway Station, is in the city's tenth arrondissement. It mainly operates rail services to eastern France, but also into other countries. Gare de l'Est was the departure point for the legendary Orient Express, and the columned facade is just as opulent as you would expect. Its 1840s structure is divided into several halls containing top brands and food outlets. The station is linked to Lines 4 and 7 of the Paris Métro and just a short walk from the Gare du Nord.

All train stations in Paris:

  • Paris Est

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Main arrival station: Central Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Paris will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim

  • Frankfurt(Main)West

  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

  • Frankfurt-Mainkur

  • Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

  • Frankfurt-Rödelheim

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