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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Paris is 7 hours and 33 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf to Paris is 3 hours and 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Düsseldorf to Paris can start from as little as €25 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Paris without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Düsseldorf to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Düsseldorf to Paris leaves at 06:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Düsseldorf to Paris leaves at 20:21. 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.
Trains travelling from Düsseldorf to Paris cover a distance of around 256 miles (412 km) during the journey.