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Trip Summary

There are 46 daily trains from Frankfurt to Paris. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris usually takes around 4 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 3 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance297 mi (478 km)
Fastest train3h 39m
Lowest price$38.66
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

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

In the last month, $64.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Paris. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $67.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Frankfurt to Paris will vary between $48 and $117. Planning a train trip to Paris within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Frankfurt am Main over the next 7 days is $63. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt to Paris by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $83 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt to Paris in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $110 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Paris from Frankfurt am Main will be about $67.63 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Paris?

There are 5 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Paris. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 40 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 22m$80.43
DB Intercity-Express94h 12m$88.89
Deutsche Bahn404h 29m$99.24
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company94h 25m$90.14
Non-federally owned railway company34h 8m$83.16
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Frankfurt to Paris start from $50, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Paris. DB Intercity in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Mainkur and 3 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Frankfurt to Paris train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Paris on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Frankfurt am Main.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt to Paris start from $39, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Paris. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 25 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Frankfurt to Paris train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    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.

  • 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 Frankfurt to Paris start from $39, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Paris. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Unterliederbach and 15 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Frankfurt to Paris train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Paris start from $40, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Paris. Non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Paris trains arrive at Paris Est .

    From Frankfurt to Paris train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Paris faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Paris.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Paris 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Frankfurt to Paris?

The distance between Frankfurt and Paris is approximately 297 miles, or 478 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 39 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 departing from Frankfurt to Paris tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Frankfurt to Paris?

There are 46 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Paris. 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 Paris to Frankfurt.

City Information

Frankfurt

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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 center 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 neighborhood 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 bus 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

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Main departure station: Central Train Station

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Frankfurt Central Station) is a major transport hub in the city and the busiest station in the state of Hessen. It features the original 1888 Neo-Renaissance design and some newer neoclassical architecture, making it a unique and visually pleasing station. It's often referred to as the most important station in Germany due to its central location and large economic district. Trains here run internationally to stations in Zurich, Vienna, and Budapest in addition to cities across Germany such as Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. The station has plenty of amenities, including luggage lockers, toilets and multiple bakeries, a bookshop and newsstand, a supermarket, and other shops.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt-Nied

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Höchst

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

  • Frankfurt-Niederrad

  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion

  • Frankfurt-Griesheim

  • Frankfurt-Sossenheim

  • Frankfurt(Main)West

  • Frankfurt-Mainkur

  • Frankfurt-Berkersheim

Where is the train station in Paris?

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Main arrival 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

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