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There are 6 ways to get from Herstal to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Paris Nord

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Liège Guillemins to Brussels South
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

4 alternative options

Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy

Drive

  1. Drive from Herstal to Paris Gallieni

Train, train to Brussels, fly

  1. Take the train from Herstal to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Herstal to Paris by train

The train journey time between Herstal and Paris is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 416 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 32m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Herstal to Paris train service departs from Herstal and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 23 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 27m
Layover time:
11 min
Total time:
2h 38m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 32m
Train distance:
416 km
Trains per week:
23
Cheapest price:
€93
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:23
Last train departs at:
19:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Herstal to Paris train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Herstal to Paris is to bus which costs €20 - €30 and takes 7h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Herstal to Paris is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €90 - €200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Herstal to Paris. However, there are services departing from LIEGE Place Coronmeuse and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Liège Guillemins and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Herstal to Paris. However, there are services departing from Herstal and arriving at Paris Nord via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Herstal and Paris is 309 km. The road distance is 370.7 km.

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The best way to get from Herstal to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €90 - €200.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Herstal to Paris, including transfers.

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Herstal to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Liège Guillemins station.

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Herstal to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Liege-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Herstal to Paris is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €90 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €30 and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Herstal to Paris.
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  • Distance: 309.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Herstal, Belgium and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Liege-Guillemins to Paris Nord 4 times a day. Tickets cost €90 - €190 and the journey takes 2h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Herstal to Paris Bercy via LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai A, Liège Guillemins, and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Website
Thalys
Standard
€90 - €130
Comfort
€100 - €140
Premium
€140 - €190
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €70
Comfort
€60 - €80
Premium
€70 - €95
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Saint-Lambert / Luik-Sint-Lambertus to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €35
Train from Herstal to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€3 - €5
1st Class
€5 - €8
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège Guillemins to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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Herstal to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Herstal to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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