France-Germany trains, ideal to visit popular destinations like Paris, Munich and Frankfurt.

  • Paris - Frankfurt: 03:48
  • Book up to 180 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains




Travellers in Europe looking to explore both France and Germany are well served by the high speed TGV and ICE trains. The trains hold the record for high speed train travel, clocking in at 574 km/h (357 mph). Passengers will find comfortable seats and friendly staff and a buffet car for snacks and drinks. Trains serve major cities in France and Germany so you can conveniently travel between Paris and Frankfurt, Paris and Munich and Marseille to Frankfurt.

Practical information

If you are boarding the train in France with a paper ticket make sure you need to validate it at the machine on the platform before getting on the train. If you are boarding the train in Germany, the validation of your ticket is done on board by railway officials. Travellers holding a first class ticket can benefit from access to the business lounge in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • France-Germany tickets are open for booking 180 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
The TGV and ICE trains have two classes to choose from. Both have comfortable reclining seats but First class passengers will benefit from in seat power, a welcome drink, reclining seats and access to the business lounges in certain stations.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by TGV France-Germany
First class Second class
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Subway tickets Tickets for Paris Metro are on sale on board, allowing to save time and avoid confusion.
Welcome drink Nothing more refreshing than being welcomed by a drink from the friendly staff.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Business lounge at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.

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Reviews & ratings

  • All good. |
    "Great on-board service. Train spot on time. Only problem is train platforms are not notified until 20 mins prior to departure. Was -2 and we couldn't board the train. "

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    Loved It |
    "Definitely use train again. "

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    Comfortable trip |
    "2nd class was quite adequate. Nice and comfortable. Only drawback was getting to the Paris NORD station was not terribly clear and took longer than expected "

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    Good trip |
    "Great trip- train ran to schedule and was a comfortable. Plenty of room to store our suitcases. "

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    Paris to Stuttgart |
    "We travelled to Stuttgart with no issues, it was comfortable, clean and convenient. These trains are fast especially as we don't have fast trains in Australia. The only thing was we didn't have much time for our connecting train. "

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    I’d use the trains again |
    "This was our first experience with using the trains to travel in Europe. Pleasantly surprised how easy it was to do so. Travelled 2nd class and it was comfortable, relaxing, convenient and fast. I'd definately do this again. "

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    Relaxing Journey |
    "My family and I enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing train journey and would definitely travel this way again. "

  • Paris - Stuttgart  |
    "the train trip was great, however I was travelling through to Munich from Stuttgart and we only had 8 minutes to get from platform 3 to platform 15 - when you have luggage in tow and there are crowds of people to get through - this IS NOT easy. That said the train was very comfortable and clean and the journey pleasant. "

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    No seat allocation |
    "Booking directly with rail companies allows the traveller to select seats. RailEurope do not provide this option and it's not possible to request seat allocation from the rail company after they have been booked by RailEurope. My partner suffers from motion sickness so this is an important consideration if we want to enjoy our holiday. Unfortunately we were facing backwards so we won't be taking this risk by booking with RailEurope in the future. Aix En Provence TGV is a fair way from Aix En Provence ville. "

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    France-Germany |
    "As above, not all possibilities were offered on the Australian website. Thus were not able to get a train direct to Frankfurt Airport. However, we were impressed by the prompt couriering of tickets to our door (next day). "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. I misplaced the printout of my print at home e-ticket. What now?

  • Q. If I bought my rail pass from another company, can I still book my seat reservations through Rail Europe?

  • Q. Can I give or resell my train ticket to someone else? Or can I travel with someone else’s ticket?

  • Q. What do I do with my luggage?

  • Q. How do I find my train?

  • Q. If my train crosses a border, will I need to show my passport to the conductor?

  • Q. Does my train ticket include a seat reservation?

  • Q. How can I tell whether or not I have a reserved seat on board?

  • Q. Are there ATMs on board?

  • Q. Seat Reservations are sold out for the train I want to take. What should I do?

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