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Train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Saarbruecken Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Treis-Karden Re

€95 - €138

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Bus  •  9h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Bonn UN Campus N1320
  2. Take the bus from Bonn UN Campus to Coblenz central train station 027

€35 - €44

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Train via Luxembourg  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Thionville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Wittlich Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Wittlich Hbf to Kattenes Rb

€79 - €119

Train, night train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins Thalys
  2. Take the night train from Liege-Guillemins to Koblenz Hbf Nj

€114 - €216

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Alken 534.7 km

€55 - €85

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 26m

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

€74 - €249

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf

€80 - €243

Fly to Luxembourg, bus, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo to Trier, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Kattenes

€83 - €271

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Stuttgart (STR) CDG - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf

€128 - €370

Paris to Alken by train

The train journey time between Paris and Alken is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 556 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 1m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Paris to Alken train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Kattenes. Typically 16 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 42m
Fastest train time:
5h 1m
Trains per week:
16
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:06
Last train departs at:
19:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Alken train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alken is 116 117.

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Alken is to bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 9h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Alken is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Alken. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Kattenes via Saarbruecken Hbf and Treis-Karden. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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The distance between Paris and Alken is 399 km. The road distance is 534.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Alken without a car is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs €95 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Paris to Alken, including transfers.

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Paris to Alken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Alken is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs €95 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €45 and takes 9h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris to Alken train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Treis-Karden station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Alken.
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  • Distance: 398.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Alken via Saarbruecken Hbf and Treis-Karden in around 5h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Alken via Bonn UN Campus, Coblenz central train station, and Koblenz Hbf in around 9h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Flights from Paris CDG to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
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 Paris l'Est to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Paris l'Est to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Train from Paris l'Est to Thionville
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €75
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Treis-Karden
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wittlich Hbf to Kattenes
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Kattenes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Website
Thalys
Standard
€90 - €130
Comfort
€100 - €140
Premium
€140 - €190
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €27
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €25
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 Paris to Bonn UN Campus
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bonn UN Campus to Coblenz central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Kirchberg, Gare routière Luxexpo to Trier, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Alken is 535 km. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Paris to Alken.

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