How to travel from Paris to Essen

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from Paris to Essen

You can get from Paris to Essen by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Essen on Jul 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Paris and Essen

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $234 (€209) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Thalys

Travel 273 miles (440 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Paris to Essen. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, HOP! Or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Essen.

How to get from Paris to Essen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Essen, 56,82% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Paris to Essen and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Paris, France to Essen, Germany is: Fully open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Essen if traveling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Essen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/29/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Paris and Essen.

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

Is my journey back to Paris from Essen restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Paris from Essen?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 6/29/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Essen: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Essen from Paris is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A ferry is generally $39 (€35) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $39 (€35) from Paris to Essen.

Taking a ferry is about $234 (€209) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $234 (€209) for this journey.

Taking a ferry is usually $172 (€154) less than taking a train to Essen, which costs on average $172 (€154) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Essen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 12 min.

The distance is approximately 273 miles (440 km) from Paris to Essen.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Essen is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Paris and Essen as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Essen:

  • Buses mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen at Essen Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Essen:

  • You can travel by bus to Essen from Paris with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Paris to Essen tickets for $39 (€35) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Paris and Essen with HOP! And you can find HOP! Paris to Essen tickets for $234 (€209) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Paris and Essen with Thalys, and you can find Thalys Paris to Essen tickets for $172 (€154) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Essen with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Thalys with 3 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Essen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Essen from Paris.

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Essen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Munich from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Paris to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $39 (€35) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $234 (€209) one way.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip costs on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $172 (€154) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Paris to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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