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Trip Summary

6 trains operate daily from Paris to Frankfurt am Main. The train trip from Paris to Frankfurt am Main is usually about 4 hours and 36 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can get you there in as little as 4 hours.

Distance297 mi (478 km)
Fastest train4h 0m
Lowest price£52.04
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

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

2 train services operate from Paris to Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express24h 59m£94.64
Deutsche Bahn64h 36m£88.34
  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

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.

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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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: Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

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 9 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt(M)Mühlberg

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt(Main)Ost

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf

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