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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 7h 21m to travel from Düsseldorf to Paris by train, over a distance of around 256 miles (412 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Düsseldorf to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €31 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 52m
PriceFrom €31
Distance256 miles (412 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train03:40
Last train23:24
Departure stationDüsseldorf
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus

Düsseldorf to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf to Paris for martedì 23º agosto 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:21 14:44 6h 23m, 4 changes
10:58 15:05 4h 7m, 1 change
11:17 17:05 5h 48m, 2 changes
11:58 17:35 5h 37m, 2 changes
13:58 18:35 4h 37m, 2 changes
15:11 19:05 3h 54m, direct
15:44 21:11 5h 27m, 1 change
15:58 20:38 4h 40m, 2 changes
17:58 07:14 13h 16m, 3 changes
17:58 07:35 13h 37m, 2 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

The price of train tickets from Düsseldorf to Paris starts at €31 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 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 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 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 7 hours and 21 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 Düsseldorf and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Paris is 3 hours and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Düsseldorf to Paris can start from as little as €31 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 Düsseldorf to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Paris leave?

The first train from Düsseldorf to Paris leaves at 03:40. 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 23:24. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Düsseldorf to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. 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 08/30/2022 for travel on 08/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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