Cheap train tickets from Essen to Paris

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$123

Average

$146

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Essen to Paris will cost around $ 146 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 123.

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06:00AMEssen Hbf6h52 12:52PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1231One-way
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09:45AMEssen Hbf7h09 04:54PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1231One-way
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02:39PMEssen Hbf6h02 08:41PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way
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11:00AMEssen Hbf5h54 04:54PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way
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08:25AMEssen Hbf5h40 02:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way

Train schedule from Essen to Paris

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02:09AMEssen Hbf8h29 10:38AMParis Gare de l'Est
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03:10AMEssen Hbf6h41 09:51AMParis Gare de l'Est
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04:29AMEssen Hbf6h09 10:38AMParis Gare de l'Est
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06:00AMEssen Hbf6h52 12:52PMParis Gare de l'Est
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06:15AMEssen Hbf6h16 12:31PMParis Gare de l'Est
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07:00AMEssen Hbf5h52 12:52PMParis Gare de l'Est
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07:39AMEssen Hbf4h38 12:17PMParis Gare du Nord
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08:25AMEssen Hbf5h40 02:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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09:45AMEssen Hbf7h09 04:54PMParis Gare de l'Est
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11:00AMEssen Hbf5h54 04:54PMParis Gare de l'Est
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11:53AMEssen Hbf6h12 06:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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02:00PMEssen Hbf6h41 08:41PMParis Gare de l'Est
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02:39PMEssen Hbf6h02 08:41PMParis Gare de l'Est
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03:49PMEssen Hbf4h19 08:08PMParis Gare du Nord
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04:15PMEssen Hbf5h50 10:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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Thu
Jan 27
$111Deutsche Bahn with connection
$42Eurolines Germany
$194HOP!
Fri
Jan 28
$111Deutsche Bahn
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$171HOP!
Sat
Jan 29
$99Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
$156HOP!
Sun
Jan 30
$99Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$138HOP!
Mon
Jan 31
$69Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$138HOP!
Tue
Feb 1
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$112HOP!
Wed
Feb 2
$51Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$112HOP!
Thu
Feb 3
$63Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$126Eurowings Europe
Fri
Feb 4
$69Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
$112HOP!
Sat
Feb 5
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$112HOP!
Sun
Feb 6
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$112HOP!
Mon
Feb 7
$57Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$112HOP!
Tue
Feb 8
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$100HOP!
Wed
Feb 9
$38Thalys
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$106HOP!
Thu
Feb 10
$57Deutsche Bahn
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
$100HOP!
Fri
Feb 11
$57Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$80Lufthansa
Sat
Feb 12
$57Deutsche Bahn with connection
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$106HOP!
Sun
Feb 13
$57Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$106HOP!
Mon
Feb 14
$51Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$80Lufthansa

Fastest train times from Essen to Paris

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

4 h 19 m

Average

6 h 10 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

440 km

Of the 15 trains that leave Essen for Paris every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 440 km distance in an average of 6 h 10 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 19 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 29 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:49PMEssen Hbf4h19 08:08PMParis Gare du Nord
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$1641One-way
2nd Fastest
07:39AMEssen Hbf4h38 12:17PMParis Gare du Nord
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$1641One-way
08:25AMEssen Hbf5h40 02:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way
04:15PMEssen Hbf5h50 10:05PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way
07:00AMEssen Hbf5h52 12:52PMParis Gare de l'Est
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$1471One-way

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Overview: Train from Essen to Paris

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price$111 (€93)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or TGV

Trains from Essen to Paris cover the 273 miles (440 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 19 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or TGV. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $69 (€58), but the average price of train tickets is $111 (€93). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train providers: Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Paris trains

Thalys and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Paris from Essen from $69 (€58). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Essen to Paris with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Thalys to Paris from Essen for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Thalys train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Essen to Paris train with Thalys (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Essen - Paris journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance between Essen and Paris by train is 273 miles (440 km). You can book tickets for this Thalys train for as low as $164 (€137) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets to Paris from Essen in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Thalys Essen - Paris train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Essen to Paris train information with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 7 min
  • Average Price: $164
  • Thalys frequency: 2 a day

Thalys' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Essen to Paris are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips: Trains from Essen to Paris

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FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Essen, Germany to Paris, France?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Essen to Paris as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Essen, Germany from Paris, France?

Return travel from France to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Essen from Paris?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Paris?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/24/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Essen from Paris.

How much do cheap train tickets between Essen and Paris cost?

Train tickets from Essen to Paris for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $69 (€58)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket between Essen and Paris?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Essen to Paris train price to come in at an average of $111 (€93)  one way.

How far is it from Essen to Paris by train?

The distance between Essen and Paris by train is approximately 273 miles (440 km).

How long is the train ride between Essen and Paris?

The Essen to Paris train duration is on average 4 h 19 min, which is to be expected when traveling 273 miles (440 km) between Essen and Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train station in Essen goes to Paris? What train station do I come into Paris from Essen?

There are a few train stations in Essen to start your journey from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the departure train station in Essen located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Essen Hbf and need to travel around 0.3 miles (517 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Paris most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from this train station to the city center.

What train providers go from Essen to Paris?

For the best Essen to Paris train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or TGV. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Paris from Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there to Paris from Essen?

The average number of trains departing Essen for Paris is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Essen to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Essen to Paris at 5: 00 AM. The last train from Essen to Paris that you can take departs at 3: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Essen to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

When should I buy the Essen to Paris train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Essen to Paris is on average $111 (€93) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Paris from Essen available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Paris
Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Essen for your trip to Paris.