This is the only direct train service from Frankfurt (Main) to destinations in southern France.
Final Destination: Marseille
The train also calls at: Lyon Part-Dieu and Aix-en-Provence TGV
This train is usually scheduled to depart from Frankfurt (Main) at 13:54; with the following connections typically available from ICE trains:
1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
The train typically departs from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at around 13:54, so target that departure time when looking up this journey,
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
When looking for tickets on Oui.SNCF tick the 'direct trains' box,
It can be worth comparing the prices between booking agents for this journey.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €35.90|
|SNCF Connect||from €35.90|
The train is typically scheduled to arrive in Marseille at 21:49, too late for connections to be available into destinations on the Cote D'Azur including Antibes, Cannes and Nice, but it is usually possible to travel on to Toulon.
This routing is made possible by a network of high speed lines, but this train will actually spend a large percentage of the journey on conventional tracks.
The train will travel on these four high speed lines:
The train will travel particularly slowly between the German high speed route and Strasbourg, but this is one of the most interesting part of the trip; see if you can spot when the train crosses the border.
Though it's not a particularly scenic journey, so having something to watch or read with you is recommended, the only wow factor on this trip comes from the speed.
The train will reverse direction on departure from Strasbourg.
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