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from Paris to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Essen on 30 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05Paris9h40 19:45Essen, Hbf Freiheit
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£621One-way
Cheapest
09:00Paris, Quai de Bercy10h45 19:45Essen, Hbf Freiheit
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£531One-way
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09:30Paris, Quai de Bercy10h15 19:45Essen, Hbf Freiheit
1 changes
£641One-way
17:55Paris Gare de l'Est6h03 23:58Essen Hbf
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£1531One-way
17:55Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport3h45 21:40Dusseldorf Airport
1 changes
£1831One-way

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Mon
30 May
£144Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£183Lufthansa
Tue
31 May
£82Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£183Austrian Airlines
Wed
1 Jun
£74Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£183Austrian Airlines
Thu
2 Jun
£60Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£154Austrian Airlines
Fri
3 Jun
£82Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£154Austrian Airlines
Sat
4 Jun
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£40Flixbus
£153Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
5 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn
£49Flixbus
£155Swiss
Mon
6 Jun
£109Deutsche Bahn
£71BlaBlaCar Bus
£160HOP!
Tue
7 Jun
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22Flixbus
£84Eurowings
Wed
8 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£97Swiss
Thu
9 Jun
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£22BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
10 Jun
£82Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£123Lufthansa
Sat
11 Jun
£60Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22Flixbus
£117Austrian Airlines
Sun
12 Jun
£127Thalys
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£109HOP!
Mon
13 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Lufthansa
Tue
14 Jun
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£14Flixbus
£83HOP!
Wed
15 Jun
£45Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£69HOP!
Fri
17 Jun
£74Deutsche Bahn
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
£83HOP!
Sat
18 Jun
£65Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£153HOP!

Travel Information to Essen from Paris

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £76
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £76 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 273 miles (440 km) to Essen from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Essen.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Paris, France to Essen, Germany?

Travel between Paris, France and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from France enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Essen from Paris?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Essen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 28/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Paris and Essen.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Essen, Germany?

Return travel to Paris, France from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Germany?

Requirements for reentering 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 28/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Essen.

How do you get from Paris to Essen?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Essen from Paris. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Essen?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Essen, which costs on average £14.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A coach is about £62 less than a flight, which costs on average £76 for this route.

A coach journey is usually £32 less than a journey to Essen by train, which costs on average £47 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Essen from Paris?

The fastest way to get to Essen from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 30 min.

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

How many miles are between Paris and Essen

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Essen is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When going from Paris to Essen, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Essen?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Essen, ZOB am Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers take a train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Essen Hbf.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Paris to Essen?

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

  • You can go to Essen from Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Essen on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Essen from Paris with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Paris to Essen tickets for £76 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £47 with Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Essen.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Paris to Essen?

Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Essen don't make Essen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Hamburg or Munich, either of which you could add to your Paris and Essen trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Essen to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Paris to Essen online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Paris and Essen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £14 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £76 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £47 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Essen from Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.