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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5 h 38 m
6 h 18 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Paris to Essen without changing at least once.
|Average train duration||6 h 29 min|
|Average train ticket price||£102 (€115)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Paris to Essen cover the 273 miles long journey taking on average 6 h 29 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £102, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £73. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Find the best trains between Paris and Essen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from £73. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Paris and Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Paris and Essen with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Book your Thalys Paris to Essen train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Thalys up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Paris to Essen routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Thalys train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Paris to Essen is 273 miles (440 km), and the best price for a one-way Paris - Essen Thalys train ticket starts at £177 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Thalys ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Thalys!
Thalys from Paris to Essen train information:
Travel between Paris, France and Essen, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Paris as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Essen is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 08/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Essen closer to your date of departure here.
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 travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving in Essen Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.
The most popular arrival train station, Essen Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre of Essen.
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