|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 36 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$66|
|Trains depart from:||Düsseldorf|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
Travelers planning a sightseeing trip to Paris from Dusseldorf can use direct high-speed trains as a convenient alternative to flights to the French capital. There are daily direct trains to Paris Gare Du Nord, taking just under three hours. Timetables include a choice of morning and afternoon departures, while indirect services, requiring a change en route, provide additional daily connections .
French-Belgian high-speed rail company Thalys operates all the direct trains from Dusseldorf to Paris Gare Du Nord. Indirect connections use French operator SNCF TGV or German rail company Deutsche Bahn departures to Paris Gare De L'Est, with a change of train at Frankfurt am Main or Mannheim.
The fastest option on this route is the Thalys direct high-speed mid-afternoon service to Gare Du Nord, taking three hours and 48 minutes to complete the 280-mile trip from Dusseldorf. Other direct trains take a minute longer. The quickest indirect route is the Deutsche Bahn morning connection via Mannheim, taking five hours and 12 minutes.
The Thalys timetable offers three to four daily direct trains to Paris Gare Du Nord from Dusseldorf seven days a week, with two morning services and an afternoon and evening connection. There are around 20 additional indirect trains to Paris Gare De L'Est daily, with Deutsche Bahn and SNCF .
Departure train station: Passengers will depart from Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof. Dusseldorf's central railway station is located on the eastern side of the city center, with public transport links on S-Bahn local trains and city trams. The station concourse has fast-food outlets, gift stores, a cafe-restaurant, luggage lockers, and car rental desks.
Arrival train station: Passengers will arrive at one of two destinations: Paris Gare Du Nord or Gare De L'Est. Gare Du Nord is located on the north side of central Paris, served by Metro lines 4 and 5 and RER lines B and D. Gare De L'Est is nearby on the east side of the city, on Metro lines 4, 5 and 7 and RER line B. Both stations offer food stores, newspaper kiosks, cafe-bars and left luggage facilities .