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Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

122€ - 217€

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Bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 373
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 090 / ...

30€ - 79€

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Train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Kassel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

122€ - 184€

Train, bus  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Wattenscheid Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Essen to Paris, Gallieni 153

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Kassel to Paris Gallieni 716.8 km

80€ - 120€

Train to Hannover, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAJ - CDG

98€ - 282€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

107€ - 222€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

122€ - 282€

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Paris CDG (CDG) NUE - CDG

129€ - 286€

Train, train to Bremen, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRE - CDG

124€ - 392€

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The cheapest way to get from Kassel to Paris is to bus which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Kassel to Paris is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kassel to Paris. However, there are services departing from Kassel Scheidemannplatz and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kassel to Paris. However, there are services departing from Kassel Hbf and arriving at Paris l'Est via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Kassel and Paris is 578 km. The road distance is 716.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kassel to Paris without a car is to train via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe which takes 6h 40m and costs 120€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Kassel to Paris, including transfers.

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Kassel to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station.

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Kassel to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe station.

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The best way to get from Kassel to Paris is to train via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe which takes 6h 40m and costs 120€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 13h 35m.

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  • Distance: 578.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Kassel, Germany and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Kassel to Paris via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 6h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kassel to Paris Bercy via Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe and Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 13h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Nuremberg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Bremen to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Nuremberg to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Bremen to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 800€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 280€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Train from Kassel Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Wattenscheid
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Bochum Wattenscheid Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Essen to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Hannover Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Kassel to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kassel to Paris is 717 km. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Kassel to Paris.

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Swiss, Air France and KLM offer flights from Hannover Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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