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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Selm by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Dortmund Hbf Thalys

132€ - 270€

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Bus via Lünen, ZOB - Hbf Bus stop point B  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Dortmund 153

33€ - 43€

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Bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Dortmund N1153

37€ - 46€

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Selm 594.7 km

65€ - 95€

Fly Paris CDG to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Selm-Beifang

56€ - 250€

Fly Paris CDG to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 28m

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

115€ - 255€

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Enschede
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Selm-Beifang

94€ - 211€

Fly Paris CDG to Bremen, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bremen (BRE) CDG - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Münster to Dülmen
  4. Take the train from Duelmen to Selm-Beifang

106€ - 305€

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

123€ - 392€

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Enschede
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Selm-Beifang

90€ - 235€

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

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

The social distance requirement in Selm is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Selm is to bus via Lünen, ZOB - Hbf Bus stop point B which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 11h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Selm is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Selm. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Selm-Beifang via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between Paris and Selm is 481 km. The road distance is 594.7 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Selm without a car is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs 130€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Paris to Selm, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Selm is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs 130€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus via Lünen, ZOB - Hbf Bus stop point B, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 11h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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  • Distance: 481.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Dortmund Hbf once daily. Tickets cost 120€ - 270€ and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to Dortmund once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 9h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Paris CDG to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 850€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Website
Thalys
Standard
120€ - 180€
Comfort
140€ - 190€
Premium
190€ - 270€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
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 D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Selm-Beifang
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Enschede to Selm-Beifang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Münster to Dülmen
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duelmen to Selm-Beifang
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
eurobahn.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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Enschede
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Enschede to Selm-Beifang
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Train from Duelmen to Selm-Beifang
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
1st Class
13€ - 19€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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, Gallieni to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Selm is 595 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Paris to Selm.

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