|Distance||231 miles (372 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 47 min|
|Average train ticket price||$65 (€54)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Idar-Oberstein to Paris cover the 231 miles (372 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $65 (€54), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Idar-Oberstein and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
For as little as $38 (€32) you can travel by train from Idar-Oberstein to Paris with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
Travel 231 miles (372 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Idar-Oberstein and Paris. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Idar-Oberstein to Paris on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Idar-Oberstein and Paris you can pay as low as $38 (€32).
Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Operator ticket policies for COVID
From the city of Idar-Oberstein, located between Wiesbaden and Saarbrücken, travellers can take a train to Paris several times a day. Most of the transfer connections are connected with a train change at Saarbrücken main station. From the capital of the Saarland, rail passengers then travel on board an ICE or TGV to Paris. With these fast train connections, passengers need 3:45 hours to get from Idar-Oberstein to Paris by train.
The entire route between Idar-Oberstein and the French capital can be covered by Deutsche Bahn trains. Depending on the connection, trains of the railway company Vlexx are used on the section from Idar-Oberstein to Saarbrücken or Mainz. On the route from Saarbrücken or Mannheim to Paris, French TGV trains run on some routes.
The shortest train connections between Idar-Oberstein and Paris take 3:45 hours with a change in Saarbrücken. Travellers travelling by train from Idar-Oberstein or from the small neighbouring town of Fischbach-Weierhausen to Saarbrücken use a train operated by Vlexx or Deutsche Bahn. Train connections with two changes usually take 4:00 to 5:30 hours. Passengers travel on the route from Idar-Oberstein to Mainz by train from Vlexx, where they change to an Intercity of the Deutsche Bahn. From the next change in Mannheim, take a TGV to the destination station in Paris.
Holidaymakers and business travellers can choose between 11 and 13 train connections on ordinary weekdays if they want to travel by train from Idar-Oberstein to Paris. On Saturdays there are even 18 rides available on the route. Between the departures there are time intervals of 1:00 hrs up to 3:30 hrs.
Bahnhof Idar-Oberstein: The railway station of the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Idar-Oberstein is located in the centre of the Oberstein district. Travellers can reach it by bus via Willy-Brandt-Platz in front of the train station, where the central bus station is located. Shops, restaurants, bakeries and cafés are within walking distance due to the train station's inner city location.
Paris Gare de l'Est: Metro lines 4, 5 and 7 as well as some regional trains from the surrounding area stop at Paris East Station. Upon arrival, travellers can eat in restaurants and bistros in the station building or withdraw cash at ATMs. A free W-LAN is available indefinitely.
Travel between Idar-Oberstein, Germany and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open 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 11/26/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Idar-Oberstein as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Idar-Oberstein is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/26/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Idar-Oberstein from Paris here.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Idar-Oberstein and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Idar-Oberstein, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center.
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