See Bavaria, the Rhine Valley or the legendary Black Forest—and get there fast, in a high-speed TGV or ICE train operated in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn.
With 24 trains departing daily from Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Marseille, Germany has never been closer.
Heading for Freiburg im Breisgau?
Get there in no time with TGV INOUI. Fares start at €351, and we’ve added new station stops in Offenburg, Lahr/Schwarzwald and Emmendingen.
Fares start at just €391
- Choose from ten German cities2
- Travel from city centre to city centre
- Trains depart every day
- Use your railcard for discounts on both TGV and ICE trains
Save with your Avantage or Liberté card
Got an SNCF Avantage card? With your Jeune, Famille, Week-end or Senior account, you qualify for discounts on travel to Germany:
- 30%7 off for you and another adult with your Avantage Famille or Avantage Week-end card (except for Prem’s fares)
- 60%5 discount for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11
Your Liberté card also offers benefits when you travel to our German destinations:
- 45%6 off our Business Première fare when you travel 1st class
- 60%6 off our Business Première fare when you travel 2nd class
The many benefits of TGV travel
Trilingual crew: French, English and German⁴
Exclusive services in 1st class⁶
Choose from a wide range of foods and beverages in the café-bar aboard your high-speed TGV INOUI or ICE train. The menu includes hearty snacks, delicious meals10 made from organic produce, and a selection of recipes specially created by a Michelin-starred chef.
TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounges
Travelling on a 1st class ticket? Before your train departs, relax in a TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur11 or Deutsche Bahn12 lounge. Browse current newspapers, use the WiFi connection, the fax or the photocopier13, or have a quick snack at the bar.
WiFi and WIFIonICE
Free WiFi is now available aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains, so it’s easy to access the many on-line services we offer.
Need to make a connection? With our end-to-end offer, you pay one fare for your entire journey and get all of your tickets at the time of purchase.
* In response to new developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, French authorities and Germany’s Federal Minister of the Interior have agreed to suspend all rail traffic from France to Germany, except for trains transiting through the Moselle region without picking up passengers. Please check the SNCF app or call +33 (0)8 05 41 54 15 to find out whether your train is running.
1 Starting fare per person. Valid for select destinations. Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.
2 One-way 2nd class fare per person, including tax, from Paris to Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe. Valid for direct TGV (except Ouigo) and ICE trains operated in partnership by Deutsche Bahn and SNCF to and from select destinations in France and Germany. Subject to availability of seats at the featured fare. Tickets are sold up to 4 months before the train’s departure date. No exchanges or refunds. You must pay on line, but you may choose from several ticket collection options, depending on your itinerary and the number of days between booking and departure: download an e-ticket, request complimentary delivery, or collect your ticket at a self-service machine, French station, or Rail Europe office (for an additional fee of €10 per order). Offer may not be combined with any other special deal or discounted SNCF or Deutsche Bahn fare.
3 Augsburg, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Ulm.
4 Offer available exclusively to Avantage cardholders. Discount calculated based on the 1st or 2nd class fare on day of purchase, excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership. Offer valid for a companion travelling with holders of the Avantage Week-end or Avantage Famille card.
5 Offer valid for up to three accompanying children ages 4 to 11, provided their tickets are purchased at the same time as the Avantage cardholder’s ticket. Discount calculated based on the full 1st or 2nd class fare on day of purchase, excluding additional paid services, aboard TGV INOUI and ICE trains operated under the DB-SNCF partnership.
6 Offer available exclusively to Liberté cardholders. Fixed, discounted fare based on the Business Première fare for TGV INOUI and ICE trains requiring booking and operated under the DB-SNCF partnership. Discount calculation does not include additional paid services.
7 Your on-board crew includes a French train manager and a German train manager who speaks French, German and English.
8 Departing from Paris-Est station for Frankfurt, Mannheim, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken.
9 Exclusive services include distribution of daily papers, taxi reservations, in-seat dining and access to Grand Voyageur lounges when you present your same-day 1st class ticket.
10 Menus available exclusively on TGV trains.
11 In these stations: Paris-Est, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille. Hours and opening times may vary from station to station.
12 In these stations: Frankfurt, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Munich. Hours and opening times may vary from station to station.
13 Some services require payment of an additional fee. Conditions may apply.