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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

$88

Average

$95

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 $ 95 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 88.

Thalys
08:55AMParis3h17 12:12PMEssen
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$881One-way
Thalys
06:25AMParis2h47 09:12AMEssen
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$941One-way
Thalys
07:55AMParis3h17 11:12AMEssen
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$961One-way
Thalys
07:25AMParis2h47 10:12AMEssen
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$1031One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Essen

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Thalys
06:25AMParis2h47 09:12AMEssen
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Thalys
07:25AMParis2h47 10:12AMEssen
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Thalys
07:55AMParis3h17 11:12AMEssen
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Thalys
08:55AMParis3h17 12:12PMEssen
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Fri
May 20
$88Thalys
$28Flixbus
$75Transavia France
Sat
May 21
$94Thalys
$21Flixbus
$154HOP!
Sun
May 22
$41Thalys
$56Flixbus
$131Transavia Airlines
Mon
May 23
$48Thalys
$25Flixbus
$92Transavia France
Tue
May 24
$48Thalys
$28Flixbus
$149HOP!
Wed
May 25
$41Thalys
$21Flixbus
$54Transavia Airlines
Thu
May 26
$74Thalys
$28Flixbus
$52Transavia France

Fastest train times from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

2 h 47 m

Average

3 h 2 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

327 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Paris for Essen every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 327 km distance in an average of 3 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 17 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.

Thalys
07:25AMParis2h47 10:12AMEssen
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$1031One-way
Thalys
06:25AMParis2h47 09:12AMEssen
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$941One-way
Thalys
08:55AMParis3h17 12:12PMEssen
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$881One-way
Thalys
07:55AMParis3h17 11:12AMEssen
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$961One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Essen

distanceDistance202 miles (326 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price$41 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys

Trains from Paris to Essen cover the 202 miles (326 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 47 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $41 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $41 (€37). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen.

Train providers: Thalys from Paris to Essen trains

Travel from Paris to Essen from $41 (€37) with Omio’s train partners Thalys! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Thalys

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.

Thalys is one of the best options when traveling by train between Paris and Essen. Omio quickly shows you current Thalys train schedules for the Paris - Essen trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance to Essen from Paris is around 202 miles (326 km) and the cheapest Thalys one-way ticket you can book starts at $41 (€37). As you check the latest Paris to Essen train schedule from Thalys for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Essen safely. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Thalys ticket between Paris and Essen so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Train information from Paris to Essen with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 44 min
  • Average Price: $41
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

When purchasing your Thalys train tickets between Paris and Essen, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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.

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, Belgium?

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

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Belgium?

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/16/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Essen from Paris before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Essen, Belgium?

Return travel from Belgium to France is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Paris from Essen?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/18/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Essen.

How much do cheap trains to Essen from Paris cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Essen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $41 (€37)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Essen?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Paris to Essen train to cost on average $41 (€37)  one way.

How many miles is it from Paris to Essen by train?

The distance between Paris and Essen by train is approximately 202 miles (326 km).

What is the Paris to Essen train travel time?

The train time from Paris to Essen is on average 2 h 47 min  for the 202 miles (326 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Paris and Essen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Paris goes to Essen? What train station do I come into Essen from Paris?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Essen.

Where do I find the Paris train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen, located 0.4 miles (680 m) away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me between Paris and Essen?

For the best Paris to Essen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Essen from Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services are there from Paris to Essen a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Paris to Essen? When is the last train from Paris to Essen?

The earliest train for this route departs from Paris at 6: 25 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 5: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I book the Paris to Essen train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Paris to Essen is on average $41 (€37) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Essen from Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Paris is Paris Gare de Lyon. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Paris Gare de Lyon for your journey to Essen from Paris.
Amenities at station
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Phone Number
+33 184943635
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Phone Number
+33 890640650
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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ParkingParking
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+33 184943635
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
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
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
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
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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