How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris

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from Frankfurt am Main to Paris

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Paris on 26 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:25Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 27h40 15:05Paris, Quai de Bercy
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12:25Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 28h30 20:55Paris, Quai de Bercy
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07:00Frankfurt am Main, Hbf8h05 15:05Paris, Quai de Bercy
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23:15Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 27h45 07:00Paris, Quai de Bercy
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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Paris

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £211
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £211 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | ICE

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 296 miles (478 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or SNCF | ICE among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.

Buses from Frankfurt Am Main to Paris: Journey Details

There are several buses from Frankfurt Am Main to Paris each day. Those providing a direct service include Flixbus, Infobus, and Eurolines, while the overnight service run by Megabus.com has one change en route at Cologne. Direct buses take between 7 and 9 hours to reach Paris while Megabus takes just over 10 hours to complete the trip. Flixbus runs three buses each day; one early morning, one late morning and one late evening. The early service is fastest and the daytime service is slowest. Infobus has two buses per day while other companies have one daily service.

Taking the Bus from Frankfurt Am Main

Buses from Frankfurt Am Main to Paris depart from the city's Hauptbahnhof or main station in Mannheimer Strasse. The station is noted for its fine architecture and it is located close to the city centre. S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains and trams stop at the station, but travellers should bear in mind that delays are common, particularly during rush hour periods. Buses also drop passengers close to the station and taxis are readily available if somewhat expensive. Tickets for all public transport can not be purchased in advance so time to pay should be included when planning a journey.

Getting into Paris by Bus

Paris is noted for magnificent landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and l'Arc de Triomphe. Visitors can shop in the stylish stores of the Champs-Elysees, browse quaint bookstores in the Marais or explore famous museums like the Louvre. Those taking Flixbus or Infobus buses from Frankfurt Am Main to Paris will arrive at Porte Maillot Coach Park close to the Palais des Congres while Eurolines and Megabus passengers arrive at Bagnolet near the Perepherique ring road. Porte Maillot is served by Metro Line 1 so travellers can easily access more central areas. Passengers arriving at Bagnolet coach stop can take the Metro from the nearby Gallieni station.

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FAQs

International travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Germany?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if travelling from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 24/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Paris from Frankfurt am Main.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Paris, France?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Paris?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/06/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Paris here.

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Paris. You can take a coach, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Paris, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach journey is usually £185 less than a journey to Paris by plane, which costs on average £211 for the same trip.

A coach is £89 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Frankfurt am Main to Paris costing on average £115.

The fastest way to get to Paris from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Paris that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 44 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 296 miles (478 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Paris.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Paris is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Frankfurt am Main to Paris as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Frankfurt am Main to Paris:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Paris by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Paris for £27 on Omio.
  • HOP! Can take you to Paris by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for HOP! From Frankfurt am Main to Paris for £211.
  • Travel with SNCF | ICE to go to Paris by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | ICE Frankfurt am Main to Paris tickets on Omio for £115.

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Paris with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Paris with HOP!
  • You'll find direct train services to Paris with Deutsche Bahn, TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | ICE with around 6 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Paris? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Paris usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore London, Barcelona or Amsterdam from Paris, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between Frankfurt am Main and Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £27 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £211 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £115 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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