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High-speed trains from Paris to Dusseldorf

The average train time from Paris to Dusseldorf is 6h 26m, although it takes just 3h 45m on the fastest direct Thalys trains. There are around 24 trains per day running from Paris to Dusseldorf, 4 of which are direct services. If your journey requires a change along the way, it will usually be at Frankfurt or Cologne.

  • All trains depart from either Paris’ Gare du Nord or Gare de l’Est stations.
  • All trains arrive into Dusseldorf Hbf station.  

Over 250 miles (402 km) separate Paris and Dusseldorf, and one of the best ways to travel between these two cities is by train. Modern high-speed Thalys trains make the journey from Paris to Dusseldorf in under than four hours, without the hassle of lengthy check-in procedures and luggage restrictions.

You'll arrive in the centre of Düsseldorf, ready to step out of the station and enjoy the sights and sounds of this modern, artistic city. Head over to the eastern banks of the Rhine River to explore Düsseldorf's Aldstadt landmarks, or visit the western side for modern galleries and luxury boutiques.

Read on for more details about the train from Paris to Dusseldorf or start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Journey timeFrom 3h 45m
Price€35 - €319.50
Distance412km (256 miles)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationDüsseldorf Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
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Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf for Saturday 25th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:13 Paris Gare du Nord10:32 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9403 Thalys Get tickets4h 19m, 1 change
07:55 Paris Gare du Nord11:40 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets3h 45m, direct
08:25 Paris Gare du Nord13:01 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9315 SNCF Get tickets4h 36m, 2 changes
09:04 Paris Gare de l’Est14:32 Düsseldorf HbfTGV INOUI 9551 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 28m, 1 change
10:25 Paris Gare du Nord15:01 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9327 SNCF Get tickets4h 36m, 2 changes
11:55 Paris Gare du Nord15:53 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9437 Thalys Get tickets3h 58m, direct
12:25 Paris Gare du Nord17:01 Düsseldorf HbfThalys 9339 SNCF Get tickets4h 36m, 2 changes
12:25 Paris Gare du Nord18:05 Düsseldorf Hbf ZOBThalys 9339 SNCF Get tickets5h 40m, 1 change
13:10 Paris Gare de l’Est18:32 Düsseldorf HbfICE 9553 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 22m, 1 change
13:54 Paris Gare de l’Est19:05 Düsseldorf HbfTGV INOUI 9575 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 11m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf

You can travel from Paris to Düsseldorf 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 300km/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 Düsseldorf Hbf

Train tickets from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf start at €35 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 €180.21.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price131.26
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price140.91
on the day
avg. single price180.21

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 Düsseldorf 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Düsseldorf Hbf is 6 hours and 26 minutes, with around 24 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 Düsseldorf Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf can start from as little as €35 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 Düsseldorf Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 21:19. 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 Düsseldorf Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf cover a distance of around 412km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf.
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 Düsseldorf Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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