Germany by TGV-ICE
Board the high-speed TGV and ICE trains, and Germany is just around the corner. Paris and Marseille serve ten German cities.
Discover the beauties of the Rhine Valley and Bavaria, take in the legendary Black Forest, and taste out of this world beer or pastries on a sun-drenched café terrace in Munich.
SNCF, in partnership with Deutsche Bahn allows you to travel high-speed from Paris and Marseille, via Strasbourg or Forbach, to ten cities in Germany. Be it pleasure or business, you’re guaranteed to have a pleasant journey.
TGV and ICE offer:
Service to German cities include: Augsburg, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Ulm.
At 320 km/h TGV-ICE trains whisk you from Paris to Saarbrücken in just 1h45, Mannheim in 3h05, and Frankfurt in 3h48.
Daily departures link Paris-Est with Frankfurt, Mannheim, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken and other cities in Germany.
- When to Book your Reservation
You can generally book an Intercity ticket up to 90 days before departure. The cheapest fares are those booked as early as possible for travel at less frequented times: Mondays through Thursday and Saturday.
- How to Book your Reservation
For non French residents the easiest way to book France and European Rail is via the official secure websites established for this purpose. All the 'Buy Now' links to purchase rail tickets on BonjourLaFrance will direct you to the specific site for you country.
This has a number of advantages. Firstly, purchasing on such a site protects you from fraud and secondly these sites all have customer services in your language for your peace of mind. These services are accessible via the 'help' (or similar) links you'll find on the respective sites.
- Where to Book your Reservation
Click your country link 90 days before you travel for the most savings and peace of mind. To book a train pick your country of reference below. Buy all your Tickets online. CLICK on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.
France and European City to City Train Tickets:
Train travel offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. USA > UK > Argentina > Australia > Belgium-Fr > Belgium-Nl > Brazil > Canada > France > France Promotions > France Groups 10-30 people > GCC Countries > Germany > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Italy > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > Netherlands > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Spain > Switzerland-Fr > Switzerland-De > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
If you are traveling by train on 5 different days or more in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point' tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options. For European citizens use the point-to-point links above, the Rail Pass access is on the same page. USA > Argentina > Australia > Brazil > Canada > GCC Countries > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
- Service Classes
With 1st class a quieter atmosphere, ample space, free WiFi, and comfortable seating await you on board ICE services – ideal for working or relaxing. Many seats have power points, and specially designated areas provide interference-free enhanced mobile phone reception. Look out for the mobile phone symbols in the carriages.
At-seat service when ordering food and drink from our on-board menu, or when requesting the daily newspaper. On the ICE Sprinter, we also serve 1st class passengers a small snack and soft drinks (coffee, tea, mineral water, orange juice) free of charge at their seats.
- Mobility access
In 2nd class on ICE trains for passengers with reduced mobility there are one or more locations for wheelchairs. You can travel in comfort with your wheelchair. They are positioned alongside spacious toilets specially equipped for wheelchair passengers.
Check for one of these locations when you make your booking.
DB staff, members of the Travellers’ Aid Society and other social services are available to provide assistance at approx. 300 stations. All assistance provided by DB staff and the Travellers’ Aid Society is free of charge.
The luggage service of Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to travel without having to look after their luggage the whole time.
Your luggage can be sent from door to door in Germany (airport, hotel or home address) with a specialized luggage service. Otherwise, you can travel with your pets and lots of luggage. It's a delight!
On board: ICE has luggage areas for your bags next to your seat, overhead and at each end of your car for bigger bags. You should label them with your name and address.
Luggage trolleys can be found at key points near stations and platforms. They are free to use but you might need a 1 Euro coin to access them... returned when you're finished.
On some ICE trains you can take your bike with you. You'll need a bicycle reservation as well as a bicycle ticket which you can get when purchasing your own ICE ticket. You can do this only within the German transport system.
- Lost & Found
Report misplaced items on the train or at the station to our lost and found department up to four weeks prior to the current date. Following a thorough search should we locate the misplaced item, we will contact you immediately. Fill out an online lost and found report form at bahn.com
Fill this out online and your report will be fed directly into our lost and found database, ensuring its timely review and immediate notification if your misplaced item is found.
- Food, Snacks & Drinks
All ICE trains are equipped with a Bordrestaurant and/or a Bordbistro. Choose from various breakfast menus (Depending on the time of the day) to suit any taste or main dishes on the à la carte menu. Along with the standard dishes, the menu features German and European regional specialities.
At the Bordbistro you'll find snacks and a variety of beverages which you can consume there or on returning to your seat. 1st Class offers a wide selection of beverages and meals from the menus that can be served at your seat if you so wish. In 2nd Class snacks and beverages are available at your seat.
- Pets onboard
Passengers can bring small dogs (e.g. the size of a domestic cat and smaller) free of charge if using a carrier for transportation. If your dog cannot be transported in a carrier, you simply need to buy a half-price ticket, so it can travel by train.
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