Paris to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Cheapest

£123

Average

£159

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.

Cheapest
13:10Paris Gare de l'Est6h48 19:58Essen Hbf
1 change
£1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:55Paris Gare de l'Est7h04 22:59Essen Hbf
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£1331One-way
2nd Cheapest
17:55Paris Gare de l'Est6h03 23:58Essen Hbf
1 change
£1331One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h48 18:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
£1331One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h45 21:40Essen Hbf
1 change
£1331One-way

Train schedule Paris to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 11 August
07:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h38 12:58Essen Hbf
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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est6h38 13:58Essen Hbf
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07:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h53 13:13Essen Hbf
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est6h52 15:58Essen Hbf
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09:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h52 14:58Essen Hbf
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13:10Paris Gare de l'Est6h48 19:58Essen Hbf
1 change
13:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h48 18:58Essen Hbf
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13:10Paris Gare de l'Est6h04 19:14Essen Hbf
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13:55Paris Gare de l'Est7h03 20:58Essen Hbf
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13:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h40 19:35Essen Hbf
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15:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h38 20:58Essen Hbf
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15:20Paris Gare de l'Est6h38 21:58Essen Hbf
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15:55Paris Gare de l'Est7h04 22:59Essen Hbf
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15:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h45 21:40Essen Hbf
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17:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h49 22:59Essen Hbf
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17:10Paris Gare de l'Est6h48 23:58Essen Hbf
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17:55Paris Gare de l'Est6h03 23:58Essen Hbf
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est5h51 00:57Essen Hbf
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19:06Paris Gare de l'Est7h56 03:02Essen Hbf
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Fastest train times from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

5 h 38 m

Average

6 h 18 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

440 km

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

Fastest
07:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h38 12:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
£1751One-way
Fastest
15:20Paris Gare de l'Est5h38 20:58Essen Hbf
1 change
£1801One-way
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13:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h40 19:35Essen Hbf
2 changes
£1751One-way
15:55Paris Gare de l'Est5h45 21:40Essen Hbf
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£1331One-way
13:10Paris Gare de l'Est5h48 18:58Essen Hbf
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£1331One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Essen

distanceDistance273 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price£102 (€115)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains Paris to Essen

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.

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Thalys

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.

  • Average Price: £73

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:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 20 min
  • Average Price: £177
  • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

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

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

Can I enter Germany from France?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

Is my return train into Paris from Essen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

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.

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Paris to Essen for the next 7 days starting from £73  one way.
The Paris to Essen train ticket price is on average £102  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
The train distance from Paris to Essen is around 273 miles.
On average the train from Paris to Essen duration is 6 h 29 min  for the 273 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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.

Take the Paris to Essen train with Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Paris and Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Paris to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Paris at 04: 55. The last train leaves from Paris at 17: 06. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Paris to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Paris to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £102 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Paris to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Essen
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Paris for your journey to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport 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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+33 890640650
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 184943635
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport 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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport 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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport 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 transport 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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