The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Düsseldorf will cost around $ 202 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 154.
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3 h 45 m
5 h 31 m
Trains per day
Of the 20 train that leave Paris for Düsseldorf every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 411 km distance in an average of 5 h 31 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 45 m .
The slowest train will take 7 h 28 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 55 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$69|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Düsseldorf|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn|
International rail connections from Paris to Dusseldorf offer a convenient alternative to a flight for travelers planning a trip to Germany's most affluent city. There are daily direct trains east to Dusseldorf from Paris Gare Du Nord, taking a little under three hours. Morning and afternoon departures are available, with additional options provided by indirect services, requiring a change in transit .
French-Belgian high-speed rail operator Thalys provides all daily direct trains from Paris Gare Du Nord to Dusseldorf. Indirect connections use Deutsche Bahn or SNCF TGV departures from Paris Gare De L'Est, changing at Mannheim or Frankfurt am Main.
The Thalys direct high-speed mid-afternoon service from Paris is the fastest option on this route, taking three hours and 45 minutes to complete the 280-mile trip to Dusseldorf. Other direct trains take up to 15 minutes longer. The Deutsche Bahn afternoon connection via Mannheim is the quickest indirect option, taking four hours and 58 minutes.
The Thalys schedule offers four daily direct trains from Paris Gare Du Nord to Dusseldorf seven days a week. There are two morning departures and two afternoon trains. Additional indirect services from Gare De L'Est offer around 20 daily departures, using various operators and routes .
Departure train station: Passenger can choose from two departure stations: Paris Gare Du Nord or Gare De L'Est. Gare Du Nord is located on the northern edge of central Paris, with connections on Metro lines 4 and 5 and RER lines B and D. The nearby Gare De L'Est is on the east side of the city center, with connections on Metro lines 4, 5 and 7 and RER line B. Both stations offer food supermarkets, cafe-bars, news vendors and luggage lockers.
Arrival train station: All trains terminate at Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof. The main railway station is located on the eastern side of central Dusseldorf, with tram stops immediately by the entrance and S-Bahn local trains offering connections across the city. Facilities at the station include gift stores, a pharmacy, luggage lockers, a cafe-restaurant, and car rental desks.