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.
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6 h 51 m
7 h 6 m
Trains per day
Of the 4 trains that leave Gelsenkirchen for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||279 miles (450 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 51 min|
|Average train ticket price||$82 (€78)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys|
Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Paris cover the 279 miles (450 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $82 (€78), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $50 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
You can travel by train from Gelsenkirchen to Paris with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $50 (€48). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Gelsenkirchen to Paris with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
One of the best ways to travel between Gelsenkirchen and Paris is by taking a train with Thalys. Omio helps you find the ideal Thalys train between Gelsenkirchen and Paris by showing you Thalys current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Gelsenkirchen to Paris trip. You can expect to travel 279 miles (450 km) between Gelsenkirchen and Paris on a train with Thalys. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Gelsenkirchen to Paris, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Thalys train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Paris from Gelsenkirchen!
Thalys from Gelsenkirchen to Paris train information:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Paris from Gelsenkirchen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Travel between Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Paris, France by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 10/4/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Gelsenkirchen as this information can change.
Return travel from France to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/4/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Gelsenkirchen from Paris.
When taking a train from Gelsenkirchen, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo. When you arrive in Paris, your train can arrive in train stations including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Gelsenkirchen Hbf to Paris Gare de Lyon.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Gelsenkirchen Hbf, located approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center of Gelsenkirchen. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city center.
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