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from Paris to Essen

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Sat
4 Dec
£92Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27Flixbus
£182Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
5 Dec
£74Deutsche Bahn with connection
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£177Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
6 Dec
£74Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£182Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
7 Dec
£74Deutsche Bahn
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
£152Lufthansa
Wed
8 Dec
£38Deutsche Bahn
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
£152Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
9 Dec
£43Deutsche Bahn
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
£153Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
10 Dec
£53Deutsche Bahn
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£123Air France
Sat
11 Dec
£33Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£108HOP!
Sun
12 Dec
£45Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£140HOP!
Mon
13 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
£140HOP!
Tue
14 Dec
£43Deutsche Bahn with connection
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£125HOP!
Wed
15 Dec
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£90Swiss
Thu
16 Dec
£52Deutsche Bahn with connection
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£108HOP!
Fri
17 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£108HOP!
Sat
18 Dec
£65Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£94HOP!
Sun
19 Dec
£61Deutsche Bahn
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£82HOP!
Mon
20 Dec
£49Thalys
£20Flixbus
£126KLM
Tue
21 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£125HOP!
Wed
22 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
£27BlaBlaCar Bus
£108Lufthansa
Thu
23 Dec
£56Deutsche Bahn
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
£126KLM
Fri
24 Dec
£47Deutsche Bahn with connection
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£101KLM

Travel Information to Essen from Paris

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £79 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 273 miles (440 km) by coach, flight or train to Essen from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Essen.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Paris, France and Essen, Germany allowed?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

All travellers 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 03/12/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Essen from Paris.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Paris, France from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Germany is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Essen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 03/12/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Essen here.

How do I go from Paris to Essen?

There are 3 ways to get from Paris to Essen: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Essen from Paris?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Essen, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Essen:

A coach is generally £56 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £79 from Paris to Essen.

A coach is £38 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Paris to Essen costing on average £60.

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 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Essen by coach can take on average 9 h 30 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 49 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Paris and Essen

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

How many services a day are there from Paris to Essen?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Essen is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Essen?

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

  • Coaches from Paris to Essen most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof).
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Who can get me from Paris to Essen?

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

  • You can take a coach from Paris to Essen with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £22 with Flixbus from Paris to Essen.
  • You can go to Essen from Paris by plane with HOP! You'll see cheap plane tickets for £79 with HOP! From Paris to Essen on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £60 with Deutsche Bahn from Paris to Essen.
Can I travel directly between Paris and Essen?

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

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Eurolines Germany, Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with HOP! With direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 2 direct trains per day with Thalys.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Paris to Essen ends?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Essen often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Essen and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Essen from Paris online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £22 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £79 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £60 one way for this journey.

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.