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Duration 4h 16m
Distance 525.4 km
Average price 170€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Paris and Essen takes 4h 16m and the fastest train takes 4h 12m. There is at least one train per day from Paris to Essen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Paris Nord
  2. Essen
4h 22m
120€ - 260€

Paris to Essen train times

Trains run three times a day between Paris and Essen. The earliest departure is at 07:55 in the morning, and the last departure from Paris is at 15:55 which arrives into Essen at 20:07. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 4h 16m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Paris and Essen is 440 km. The road distance is 525.4 km.

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Paris to Essen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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Paris to Essen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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There are 688+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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What companies run services between Paris and Essen?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost 120€ - 260€ and the journey takes 4h 22m.
Train operators
Thalys
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Website
Thalys
Standard
120€ - 170€
Comfort
130€ - 180€
Premium
180€ - 260€

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