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There are 6 ways to get from Thionville to Witten by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Koblenz

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Trier Hbf
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Hagen Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Thionville to Essen central train station

Train

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Witten Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Witten

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Witten Hbf

Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (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 Hagen Hbf

Thionville to Witten by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Witten is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 357 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 23m. Operated by SNCF, Luxembourg Railways (CFL), Süwex and others, the Thionville to Witten train service departs from Thionville and arrives in Witten Hbf. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 38m
Layover time:
1h 14m
Total time:
5h 52m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 23m
Train distance:
357 km
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:08
Last train departs at:
18:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Witten train schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from France

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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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 Witten is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Witten 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: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Witten is to bus which costs €19 - €23 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Witten is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Witten. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Witten Hbf via Trier Hbf, Koblenz Hbf and Hagen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 44m.

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The distance between Thionville and Witten is 247 km. The road distance is 318 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Witten without a car is to train via Koblenz which takes 5h 44m and costs €50 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Thionville to Witten, including transfers.

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Thionville to Witten train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Luxembourg station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Witten is to train via Koblenz which takes 5h 44m and costs €50 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €23 and takes 6h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from Luxembourg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Thionville to Witten train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Witten Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Witten.
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  • Distance: 246.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Witten, Germany?

You can take a train from Thionville to Witten via Trier Hbf, Koblenz Hbf, and Hagen Hbf in around 5h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Thionville to Essen central train station once daily. Tickets cost €19 - €23 and the journey takes 5h 50m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Train operators
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 Thionville to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Luxembourg to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Trier, Hauptbahnhof to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
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 Koblenz Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Koblenz Hauptbahnhof to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Witten Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
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 Thionville to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Thionville to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Witten is 318 km. It takes approximately 3h 9m to drive from Thionville to Witten.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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