If you want to get from Germany to France when you are visiting Europe, taking a train from Frankfurt to Paris is a good way to travel.

Trains between these cities depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at either Paris Gare de l’Est train station or Paris Gare du Nord train station. Both are located in central Paris and offer connections to the metro, buses, trains, and taxis.

Trains on this route depart up to three times an hour. Services are operated by companies like Deutsche Bahn and Thalys.

Some trains from Frankfurt to Paris are direct, while others require up to two changes en route. Direct trains are faster than trains with connections, so try to plan accordingly.

The total train journey time from Frankfurt to Paris ranges from 3 hours and 49 minutes on direct services to 6 hours and 17 minutes on services that require connections.

The cost of a train ticket varies by date, time, and how far in advance you buy your ticket. Single adult ticket fares start at 114 euros in second class and 196 euros in first class, but special Savings Fares of 39 euros in second class and 69 euros in first class are available if you book train tickets online before you travel.

Seat reservations are required on all trains from Frankfurt to Paris, and are usually included in the price of the ticket.