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Germany by TGV and ICE with SNCF

Just think: Germany is waiting—and it’s only two hours by train from Paris. Romantic and food-loving, cheerful and unaffected, the land of Goethe beckons, with cultural delights and famous international trade shows. And thanks to SNCF’s partnership with Deutsche Bahn, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to nine German cities via Strasbourg or Forbach. Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or business, you’ll love being aboard!

TGV and ICE trains offer:

  • 10 German cities—Augsburg, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Munich, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Ulm
  • 320-km/h trains that sweep you from Paris to Saarbrücken in under 2 hours, to Mannheim in 3 hours 15 minutes, and to Frankfurt in under 4 hours
  • 5 trains a day from Paris Gare de l’Est to Frankfurt, Mannheim, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken

Services on board

Franco-German teamwork

Our onboard teams are there to help. Sit back and relax in ICE comfort or a TGV interior designed by Christian Lacroix. To save time on arrival, buy your metro tickets in the train’s café-bar. Enjoy smooth, quiet travel in trains designed with you in mind.


Tasty, balanced meals showcase local cuisine. In 1st class, enjoy service at your seat at any time of day on journeys over one hour.

Check out our menus
(in French)


Travelling with young children? Choose a four- or six-seat family compartment in 2nd class. There’s even a nursery unit with a changing table for baby. Want to travel light? Use our home pickup and delivery service for luggage.

Explore our Family areas
(in French)

First class

Your 1st-class ticket gives you access to Grand Voyageur lounges at our Gare de l’Est and Strasbourg stations, and DB Lounges in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Munich. Read the newspaper, enjoy complimentary WiFi, even send a fax or make photocopies.* Enjoy a light meal or snack at the bar.* Note that lounge opening times may differ from country to country.

*Some services are not free and are subject to certain conditions.

Take a look at our station lounges

Germany by TGV