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Train travel from Dusseldorf to Paris

It's easy and fast to get to Paris from Dusseldorf, plus if you choose Premium seats on Thalys trains you can expect a very luxurious ride. Take advantage of the free WiFi on board and enjoy a bite to eat in the Thalys Welcome Bar. In under four hours you can be right in the centre of Paris enjoying views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. So, make the most of relaxing in large comfortable seats with extra space, something you won't get when driving or flying.

Once you arrive, you'll find so much to see and do in Paris, from exploring and admiring the amazing art in the Louvre Museum or perhaps catching a show at the fabulous Moulin Rouge. There are many famous landmarks to tick off your bucket list. Sound tempting?

Scroll down and find out more about this journey – you could be in Paris before you know it.

Düsseldorf to Paris by train

It takes an average of 8h 33m to travel from Düsseldorf to Paris by train, over a distance of around 256 miles (412 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Düsseldorf to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €32 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 48m
Price€32 - €473
Distance256 miles (412 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
Departure stationDüsseldorf
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Düsseldorf to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf to Paris for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:58 16:05 5h 07m, 2 changes
11:27 16:53 5h 26m, 1 change
11:49 18:35 6h 46m, 2 changes
12:21 19:56 7h 35m, 2 changes
12:49 18:35 5h 46m, 3 changes
13:27 19:56 6h 29m, 3 changes
16:17 20:05 3h 48m, direct
16:22 22:50 6h 28m, 2 changes
16:27 07:46 15h 19m, 3 changes
16:58 07:17 14h 19m, 4 changes

Thalys trains from Düsseldorf to Paris

You can travel from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Paris

Train tickets from Düsseldorf to Paris start at €32 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 €162.92.
lowest price found
from32
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price120.72
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price130.99
on the day
avg. single price162.92

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 Düsseldorf 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Paris is 8 hours and 33 minutes, with around 21 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 Düsseldorf and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Paris is 3 hours and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Düsseldorf to Paris can start from as little as €32 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 Düsseldorf to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Düsseldorf to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Düsseldorf to Paris leaves at 03:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Düsseldorf to Paris leaves at 21:28. 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 Düsseldorf and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf to Paris cover a distance of around 256 miles (412 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Düsseldorf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Düsseldorf to Paris.
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 Düsseldorf to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 22/06/2020 for travel on 22/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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