Europe: a direct TGV between Paris and Berlin is scheduled for December 2023

Europe: a direct TGV between Paris and Berlin is scheduled for December 2023
Europe: a direct TGV between Paris and Berlin is scheduled for December 2023

By Audrey L. Posted Sep 3, 2022 9:09 AM

The direct TGV, by day, between Paris and Berlin will be on the rails in December 2023, as announced by SNCF and Deutsche Bahn to AFP. An alternative to air travel and one more reason to visit the German capital if you haven’t already!

Good news for your future stays in Europe ! The SNCF and the Deutsche Bahn (German railway company) have announced the launch of a Direct TGV Paris-Berlin in December 2023.

“It makes sense because we see that people agree to make longer and longer journeys. There are really people who are ready to stay five hours, six hours, seven hours in a train”, explained Jean -Pierre Farandou, CEO of the SNCF, to AFP.

The link between Paris and Berlin is estimated at 7 hours, a route that falls within the trips of long duration, which no longer seem to frighten users.

“A few years ago we found it a bit long and we were afraid of having no one. There are more and more people for whom it is not a problem, so much the better!” Jean-Pierre Farandou confides to the AFP, before announcing “We are going to try it, with our German colleagues, to run this train”.

The two rail companies are planning a first daily round-trip test between the German and French capitals, via Frankfurt, with German high-speed trains (ECI). If this trip is conclusive, it can be restarted with a second round trip with TGV French. These daytime connections are in addition to the project of night Train between Paris and Berlin, also planned for the end of 2023 and operated by Austrian Railways ÖBB, still in collaboration with the SNCF and the Deutsche Bahn.


The article is in French

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