The cheapest trains from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 22

Cheapest

$152

Average

$192

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 Paris to Essen will cost around $ 192 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 152.

Cheapest
03:46PMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 09:54PMEssen Hbf
3 changes
$1521One-way
Cheapest
05:43PMParis Gare de l'Est6h30 12:13AMEssen Hbf
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$1521One-way
Cheapest
03:46PMParis Gare de l'Est6h33 10:19PMEssen Hbf
2 changes
$1521One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est8h06 03:12AMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$1641One-way
01:47PMParis Gare de l'Est6h25 08:12PMEssen Hbf
2 changes
$1771One-way

Timetable Paris to Essen

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07:08AMParis Gare de l'Est7h29 02:37PMEssen Hbf
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07:08AMParis Gare de l'Est6h24 01:32PMEssen Hbf
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est7h37 04:43PMEssen Hbf
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09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 03:14PMEssen Hbf
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10:46AMParis Gare de l'Est6h36 05:22PMEssen Hbf
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01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 07:18PMEssen Hbf
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01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est7h27 08:37PMEssen Hbf
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01:47PMParis Gare de l'Est6h25 08:12PMEssen Hbf
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01:47PMParis Gare de l'Est6h16 08:03PMEssen Hbf
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03:19PMParis Gare de l'Est6h04 09:23PMEssen Hbf
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03:46PMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 09:54PMEssen Hbf
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03:46PMParis Gare de l'Est6h33 10:19PMEssen Hbf
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05:10PMParis Gare de l'Est6h09 11:19PMEssen Hbf
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05:10PMParis Gare de l'Est7h03 12:13AMEssen Hbf
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05:43PMParis Gare de l'Est6h30 12:13AMEssen Hbf
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07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est8h06 03:12AMEssen Hbf
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07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est6h06 01:12AMEssen Hbf
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07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est6h38 01:44AMEssen Hbf
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Fri
Oct 22
$152Deutsche Bahn with connection
$43BlaBlaCar Bus
$276Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 23
$127Deutsche Bahn with connection
$37BlaBlaCar Bus
$330HOP!
Sun
Oct 24
$152Deutsche Bahn with connection
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$406HOP!
Mon
Oct 25
$90Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$301HOP!
Tue
Oct 26
$90Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$245Air France
Wed
Oct 27
$84Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$330HOP!
Thu
Oct 28
$84Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$173HOP!
Fri
Oct 29
$72Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$173HOP!
Sat
Oct 30
$84Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
$130HOP!
Sun
Oct 31
$65Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$130HOP!
Mon
Nov 1
$90Deutsche Bahn
$37BlaBlaCar Bus
$86Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$72Deutsche Bahn
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
$130HOP!
Thu
Nov 4
$65Deutsche Bahn with connection
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$95HOP!
Fri
Nov 5
$119Thalys
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$95HOP!
Sat
Nov 6
$78Deutsche Bahn with connection
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
$95HOP!
Sun
Nov 7
$90Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$95HOP!
Mon
Nov 8
$65Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$114HOP!
Tue
Nov 9
$53Deutsche Bahn
$20Flixbus
$95HOP!
Wed
Nov 10
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$31Flixbus
$86Eurowings

The fastest trains from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 22

Fastest Journey

6 h 4 m

Average

6 h 39 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

440 km

It's difficult to get from Paris to Essen without transferring at least once.

Fastest
03:19PMParis Gare de l'Est6h04 09:23PMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$2191One-way
2nd Fastest
07:06PMParis Gare de l'Est6h06 01:12AMEssen Hbf
2 changes
$1771One-way
03:46PMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 09:54PMEssen Hbf
3 changes
$1521One-way
01:10PMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 07:18PMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$2351One-way
09:06AMParis Gare de l'Est6h08 03:14PMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$2311One-way

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Train Information from Paris to Essen

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$117 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Paris to Essen cover the 273 miles (440 km) long route taking on average 6 h 53 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $117 (€95), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $84 (€68). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies

Paris to Essen with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train from Paris to Essen with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $84 (€68). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Thalys
Deutsche Bahn

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

Find cheap tickets for Thalys trains from Paris to Essen on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Paris to Essen train schedule from Thalys, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 273 miles (440 km) trip between Paris and Essen, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Paris to Essen in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Thalys trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the Thalys train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Essen from Paris and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Paris to Essen with Thalys!

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Thalys when booking your train tickets from Paris to Essen due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    Train tickets from Paris to Essen: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 70 €
    2 weeks earlier 58 €21%
    3 weeks earlier 55 €27%
    1 month before 50 €40%
    2 months earlier 57 €23%
    3 months earlier 56 €25%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Paris - Essen. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Essen 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 27% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Paris - Essen with 2 months in advance you save up to about 23% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 25%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Paris to Essen
    Travel by train to Essen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Essen.
    FAQs
    Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Essen, Germany?

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

    Is international entry into Essen from Paris restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Essen closer to your date of departure here

    Are there restrictions on returning to France from Germany by train?

    The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Essen is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Paris from Essen restricted?

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

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required

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

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

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

    How much do cheap trains from Paris to Essen cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen for as low as $84 (€68)  for the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a train between Paris and Essen?
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Essen train price to come in at an average of $117 (€95)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Paris to Essen by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Paris and Essen by train to be approximately 273 miles (440 km).
    How long is the train ride from Paris to Essen?
    On average the Paris to Essen train travel time is 6 h 53 min  for the 273 miles (440 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Paris to Essen, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Essen do I arrive in?

    Some of the Paris train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Essen include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Essen Hbf.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Essen.

    Which train providers can get me from Paris to Essen?
    Take the Paris to Essen train with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Paris to Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Paris and Essen?
    The average number of trains departing Paris for Essen is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Paris to Essen?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Paris at 4: 39 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 6: 06 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Paris to Essen to get the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Paris to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $117 (€95) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Paris and Essen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Essen
    Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Essen.
    Amenities at station
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
    Metro lines: 1, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
    Metro lines: 4, 5
    Train lines: RER B, D, E
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30 | Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
    Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
    Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00 | Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
    Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
    Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Metro lines: 6, 14
    Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
    Train lines: TER, Intercités
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
    Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C
    Metro lines: 5, 10