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

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Thionville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf Re / ...

70€ - 105€

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Saarbrücken bus station N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Trier central train station N11 / ...

42€ - 69€

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Bus, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Metz Train Station Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf Re / ...

52€ - 94€

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Trier 415.6 km

45€ - 70€

Fly to Luxembourg  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Luxembourg (LUX) CDG - LUX

66€ - 248€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 7m

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

73€ - 303€

Paris to Trier by train

The train journey time between Paris and Trier is around 5h 27m and covers a distance of around 425 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 44m. Operated by TGV inOui, SNCF and Luxembourg Railways (CFL), the Paris to Trier train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Trier Hbf. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 27m
Fastest train time:
3h 44m
Trains per week:
33
Cheapest price:
70€
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:40
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Trier train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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No, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

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

The social distance requirement in Trier is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Trier is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Trier is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Trier station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Trier central train station via Saarbrücken bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Trier. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Trier Hbf via Thionville and Luxembourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Paris and Trier is 327 km. The road distance is 415.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Trier without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Paris to Trier, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Trier train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Trier is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 6h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 5h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Trier.
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  • Distance: 326.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Trier via Thionville and Luxembourg in around 3h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Trier via Saarbrücken bus station in around 6h 50m.

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€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Train operators
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 Thionville
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 75€
1st Class
65€ - 75€
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 23€
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 Koblenz Hbf to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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Austria Rail Pass
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 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 Koblenz Hbf to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Trier central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Paris, Bercy Seine to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Saarbrücken Bus Station to Trier Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Metz Train Station Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S

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

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Paris to Trier bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Trier central train station.

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Paris to Trier train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), arrive at Trier Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Trier is 416 km. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from Paris to Trier.

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Luxair offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Trier. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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