Paris CDG Airport to train station for our trip to Frankfurt?

How far is it from CDG airport to the train station? We will be arriving in Paris and would like to take the train to Frankfurt but wondering how far we will need to tote our luggage around. There will be 2 of us and we are elderly. We would appreciate and information that will make us feel confident about booking airline flights and trains to Frankfurt. Thank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 05, 2018 16:32
    Hi Karen,

    If you do not want to commute into the city of Paris first, you can actually board high-speed trains right at the airport that will take you to either Strasbourg or Brussels. From Strasbourg or Brussels, there are direct high-speed trains to Frankfurt. Therefore, you would just need to switch trains at either of those stations, which you'd likely find easier than doing the commute from CDG to Paris to catch your train.

    You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Tickets & Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    When searching trains departing right out of the rail station at Paris CDG, you would just have to type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the departure city. Therefore, your search would be from 'Paris Airport' to 'Frankfurt'.

    The options you're offered will have transfer times at the station that are sufficient. However, if you wish, you can arrange for a transfer time of your own choosing at the stations just by doing a separate search for each segment of the connection (i.e. one search from 'Paris Airport' to 'Strasbourg' and the another search for later trains from 'Strasbourg' to 'Frankfurt'). This would enable you to take your time at the station, grab a bite to eat, etc.

    At the station in Strasbourg, you would want to allow yourself 10 minutes at minimum to change trains. At the station in Brussels (Brussels Midi station), you would want to allow yourself something more like 20-30 minutes at the minimum to change trains.

    Trains from Paris CDG to Strasbourg are TGV trains. Trains from Strasbourg to Frankfurt are TGV Est (France-Germany High Speed) trains. Generally, TGV trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. TGV Est (France-Germany High Speed) can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure.

    Trains from Paris CDG to Brussels are Brussels-France TGV trains. Trains from Brussels to Frankfurt are ICE (InterCity Express) trains. Generally, Brussels-France TGV trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. ICE trains can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure.
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