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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Paris

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Train via Metz

  1. Take the train from Forbach to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Paris l'Est

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Paris

Drive

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Paris Gallieni

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
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International entry into France from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into France from Germany

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Germany from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Paris is to bus which costs €11 - €25 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Paris is to train which costs €65 - €95 and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saarbrücken bus station station and arriving at Paris. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Saarbrücken Hbf and arriving at Paris Est. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Paris is 342 km. The road distance is 393 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Paris without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €65 - €95.

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The train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Saarbrücken to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Saarbrücken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Paris is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €65 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €25 and takes 4h 40m.

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  • Distance: 342 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est 4 times a day. Tickets cost €65 - €95 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Paris hourly. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
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 Saarbrücken Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Metz Ville to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Metz Ville to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €70
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Saarbrücken to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
RegioJet
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saarbrücken to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Saarbrücken to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Saarbrücken to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Paris is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Saarbrücken to Paris.

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Luxair offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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