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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Duesseldorf Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Wetter(Ruhr) Re 4 / ...

131€ - 256€

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Bus via Essen Hbf  •  11h 58m

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

30€ - 40€

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Bus  •  10h 8m

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

36€ - 46€

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Wetter (Ruhr) 543.6 km

60€ - 90€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Wetter(Ruhr)

67€ - 210€

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Frankfurt (FRA) CDG - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wuppertal Hbf

105€ - 289€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 51m

  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 Hagen Hbf

132€ - 354€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wetter (Ruhr) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wetter (Ruhr) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Wetter (Ruhr) is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) is to bus via Essen Hbf which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) is to train which costs 130€ - 260€ and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr). However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Wetter(Ruhr) via Düsseldorf Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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The distance between Paris and Wetter (Ruhr) is 456 km. The road distance is 543.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) without a car is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr), including transfers.

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Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs 130€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10h 8m.

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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 Wetter (Ruhr) train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Wetter(Ruhr) station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr).
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  • Distance: 456.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Wetter (Ruhr), Germany?

You can take a train from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) via Duesseldorf Hbf and Düsseldorf Hbf in around 4h 52m. 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€ - 260€
Flights from Paris CDG to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
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€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
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€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 160€
Comfort
130€ - 170€
Premium
170€ - 240€
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Wetter(Ruhr)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
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 Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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, 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 Essen
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Wetter (Ruhr) is 544 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Paris to Wetter (Ruhr).

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Eurowings, Air France and KLM offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Wetter (Ruhr). 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 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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