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Travel from Aachen to Paris by train in 2 hours 42 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Aachen to Paris by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Aachen to Paris by train is 5 hours 8 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 42 minutes. Around 15 trains per day travel the 213 miles (343 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Paris. You're likely to travel on a high-speed Thalys train on your journey to Paris. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), these modern trains offer three seat classes, free WiFi and an onboard restaurant if you feel hungry along the way.

Book train tickets from Aachen to Paris in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €29.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Aachen to Paris by train

It takes an average of 5h 8m to travel from Aachen to Paris by train, over a distance of around 213 miles (343 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Aachen to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 42m
PriceFrom €29
Distance213 miles (343 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train07:22
Last train22:51
Departure stationAachen
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Thalys

Aachen to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aachen to Paris for Tuesday 13th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:23 11:05 2h 42m, direct
09:21 13:05 3h 44m, 1 change
10:04 13:44 3h 40m, 2 changes
12:23 15:05 2h 42m, direct
13:21 16:44 3h 23m, 1 change
15:21 18:05 2h 44m, 1 change
16:23 19:05 2h 42m, direct
17:21 20:38 3h 17m, 1 change
18:23 21:05 2h 42m, direct
19:21 06:50 11h 29m, 4 changes

Thalys trains from Aachen to Paris

You can travel from Aachen to Paris 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 Aachen to Paris

The price of train tickets from Aachen to Paris starts at €29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Aachen to Paris 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aachen to Paris? 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 Aachen to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Aachen and Paris is 5 hours and 8 minutes, with around 15 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 Aachen and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aachen to Paris is 2 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Aachen to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Aachen to Paris can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aachen to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Aachen to Paris without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Aachen to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Aachen to Paris leave?

The first train from Aachen to Paris leaves at 07:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aachen to Paris leave?

The last train from Aachen to Paris leaves at 22:51. 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 Aachen and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Aachen to Paris cover a distance of around 213 miles (343 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Aachen. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Aachen to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Aachen to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 12/10/2022 for travel on 12/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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