Low-cost train travel between Germany and France

Travel to Paris day and night. From EUR 29.90 by ICE or TGV, e.g. from Saarbrücken or Kaiserslautern to Paris.
From EUR 39.90 on longer routes, e.g. from Frankfurt to Paris or Marseille. From EUR 69.90 to Bordeaux.


  • Frankfurt - Paris in 3:40 hours
  • Direct Frankfurt - Bordeaux connection, on 5 Saturdays from 15/06/2024
  • Direct Frankfurt - Lyon - Marseille connection
  • Seat reservation included
  • 25% discount on the German part of the route with BahnCard 25 and 50 (excluding City-Ticket)
  • Tickets are available up to six months in advance
From EUR 29.90

From 01/06/24 - 01/09/24, reservations are compulsory on many cross-border connections to and from Germany. A seat reservation is usually already included when purchasing a ticket for this period. You can find more information in the FAQ.

Frequently asked questions about the super saver fare Europe France

You will receive a 25% discount on the German section of the route with the BahnCard 25/50/100. The BahnCard 100 discount does not apply to the super saver fare Europe France.

  • Children up to the age of 5 travel free of charge (incl. free seat reservation for trains requiring reservations, no ticket required) Children up to the age of 3 are only allowed to travel in France if accompanied.
  • The following applies to children aged 6 to 14, who are accompanied by at least one passenger aged 15 or older and who are entered on that person's ticket:
    • Travel free of charge on the DB section of the route
    • Pay half of the adult fare on the SNCF section of the route.
  • Exception: When using a City-Ticket, children aged 6-14 pay the children's fare for a single journey in the respective transport association.

  • Children from 0 to 5 years always travel free of charge. Children up to the age of 3 are only allowed to travel in France if accompanied.
  • Children aged 6-14 pay half the adult fare.

You can book tickets up to six months before you travel until one day before your journey. Please observe the timetable changeovers in June and December.

The City-Ticket is only available for the 130 participating towns and cities in Germany. City-Tickets are not issued for towns and cities in other European countries.  
Therefore, always indicate the specific departure or destination stop in Germany when booking a saver fare Europe or super saver fare Europe ticket. The City-Ticket for flexible travel to and from the long-distance service is included in the total ticket price if the following conditions are met: 

  • The departure or destination stop is in one of the 130 City-Ticket towns and cities 
  • Your booking includes a journey to or from the long-distance service within the City-Ticket area using local transport 

If you indicate in your booking enquiry that you only need long-distance trains (ICE, IC, EC, e.g. from Cologne Main Station to Amsterdam) and do not require a transfer within the City-Ticket area using local transport, the ticket will be issued without a City-Ticket.

You may only travel on long-distance trains (ICE, TGV INOUI) and on the days indicated on the ticket.
If starting or completing your journey on regional or local trains (RE, RB, IRE, S-Bahn), you are not restricted to specific services or times. Your journey must be completed by 10:00 am the following day.

No. Super saver fare tickets are excluded from exchange and cancellation.

Instant cancellation

If you buy a ticket via int.bahn.de or the DB Navigator app, you can cancel it free of charge within a period of 12 hours (720 minutes) after purchase, regardless of the specific offer's terms and conditions. Payment will be refunded in full.

With the European Football Championship 2024 in Germany, we are expecting exceptionally high demand for international connections.

By extending the reservation requirement, which already exists on some international runs on a seasonal or year-round basis, we are offering you a reliable and comfortable journey.

The reservation requirement applies from 1 June to 1 September 2024 for trains marked as requiring reservations in the timetable planner.

The reservation obligation applies to travel in the period from 1 June to 1 September 2024.

No, the reservation requirement only applies to cross-border journeys. There is no obligation to make a reservation within Germany.

Yes, a seat reservation is always required for trains that require a reservation. You can subsequently submit your unused seat reservation to the Passenger Rights Service Centre or to a DB sales outlet for a refund. Further information can be found at https://int.bahn.de/en/booking-information/passenger-rights

No, as part of the reservation obligation, seat reservation is included in the ticket free of charge if a ticket is booked at the same time. Only if a reservation is subsequently booked is this subject to a charge.