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Paris to Essen Hbf by train

It takes an average of 8h 09m to travel from Paris to Essen Hbf by train, over a distance of around 273 miles (440 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Paris to Essen Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $39.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 12m
Price$39.20 - $349.70
Distance273 miles (440 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationEssen Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Thalys

Paris to Essen Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Essen Hbf for Tuesday Sep 29th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:45 16:58 6h 13m, 2 changes
12:25 17:42 5h 17m, 3 changes
12:25 17:50 5h 25m, 2 changes
14:25 19:33 5h 08m, 2 changes
15:55 20:07 4h 12m, direct
17:55 22:15 4h 20m, direct
18:40 03:12 8h 32m, 4 changes
18:46 04:51 10h 05m, 6 changes
19:25 06:15 10h 50m, 4 changes
20:24 06:58 10h 34m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Paris to Essen Hbf

You can travel from Paris to Essen Hbf on Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Essen Hbf

Train tickets from Paris to Essen Hbf start at $39.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $196.74.
lowest price found
from$39.20
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$143.22
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$153.22
on the day
avg. single price$196.74

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris to Essen Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Paris to Essen Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Essen Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Essen Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Essen Hbf is 8 hours and 9 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Essen Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Essen Hbf is 4 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Essen Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Essen Hbf can start from as little as $39.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Essen Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Essen Hbf without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris to Essen Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to Essen Hbf leave?

The first train from Paris to Essen Hbf leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Essen Hbf leave?

The last train from Paris to Essen Hbf leaves at 22:22. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris and Essen Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Essen Hbf cover a distance of around 273 miles (440 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Essen Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/29/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/21/2020 for travel on 10/24/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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