There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Düsseldorf by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Düsseldorf

$150 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Düsseldorf Ouibus

$21 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Düsseldorf 079 / ...

$28 - $110

Rideshare  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Düsseldorf 310.5 miles

$37

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Düsseldorf 310 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS

$53 - $204

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$107 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 9 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Düsseldorf is to train which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris-Nord and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Paris and Düsseldorf is 411 km. The road distance is 496 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 130€ - 170€.

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The train from Paris-Nord to Düsseldorf takes 3 h 39 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Paris to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 130€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 90€ and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 256.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Düsseldorf 4 times a day. Tickets cost $150 - $200 and the journey takes 3 h 39 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Düsseldorf 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $290
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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