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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4 h 12 m
5 h 57 m
Trains per day
Of the 18 trains that leave Paris for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||273 miles (440 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$112 (€101)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Paris to Essen cover the 273 miles (440 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $112 (€101), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $80 (€73). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Find the best trains to Essen from Paris with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from $80 (€73). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Essen train.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Essen from Paris with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Omio helps you find the perfect Paris - Essen train with Thalys. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to Essen from Paris, Omio shows you Thalys current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Paris to Essen route. You can expect to travel around 273 miles (440 km) between Paris and Essen on a train with Thalys. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Thalys tickets from Paris to Essen starting as low as $158 (€143) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Thalys!
Thalys from Paris to Essen train information:
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Travel by train between Paris, France and Essen, Germany is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 6/29/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Paris closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Germany to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 6/29/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Essen.
When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Essen Hbf most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Essen.
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