Paris to Essen train

Mon, 20 May
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Cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Paris to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Eurostar
14:544h40
Paris
19:34Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
08:554h21
Paris
13:16Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
14:484h19
Paris
19:07Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
16:544h21
Paris
21:15Essen
£1351One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
18:067h57
Paris
02:03Essen
£1471One-way
0 changes

Train timetableParis to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Eurostar
14:544h40
Paris
19:34Essen
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
18:067h57
Paris
02:03Essen
0 changes
Eurostar
08:554h21
Paris
13:16Essen
0 changes
Eurostar
06:554h55
Paris
11:50Essen
0 changes
Eurostar
16:544h21
Paris
21:15Essen
0 changes

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Train times from Paris to Essen

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 19 m

Average

5 h 5 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

440 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Paris for Essen every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Eurostar
14:484h19
Paris
19:07Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
08:554h21
Paris
13:16Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
16:544h21
Paris
21:15Essen
£1351One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
14:544h40
Paris
19:34Essen
£1081One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
06:554h55
Paris
11:50Essen
£1561One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Paris to Essen

distanceDistance273 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£136 (€150)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3)

Trains from Paris to Essen cover the 273 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 13 min with our travel partners like Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £136, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and TGV trains Paris to Essen

You can travel by train to Essen from Paris with Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and TGV for as low as £90. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Essen train.

Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: £102

FAQs: Paris to Essen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Paris 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
Cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen can start from as little as £63 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Paris to Essen is £136; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Paris to Essen train time is 4 h 13 min   covering the 273 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Paris to Essen leaves at 05: 54. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Paris to Essen leaves at 18: 07.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Essen without having to change trains with Eurostar or SNCF (3). There are 2 direct trains from Paris to Essen each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Paris to Essen with Thalys, TGV or Eurostar. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3).
The high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to Essen takes around 4 h 13 min.
When taking a train from Paris to Essen, you can count on Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, TGV, Eurostar or SNCF (3) for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Paris and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 07.

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your route from including Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse. When arriving in Essen, you can end your route in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen-Werden station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare du Nord, which is located around 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Essen from Paris is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 13 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Paris to Essen by train is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Paris to Essen including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Paris and Essen

Paris
Essen
Paris Gare du Nord 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 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 - 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
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Montparnasse
Metro lines: 4, 6, 12, 13
Bus lines: 28, 39, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96
Train lines: TGV, OUIGO, Intercités, Transilien N, TER Normandie, TER Centre
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
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
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
Paris
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
Paris, Av. Pierre Mendès-France (Paris Austerlitz)

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