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.
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.
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 Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf 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 Paris and Düsseldorf Hbf is 8 hours and 7 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 Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf is 4 hours and 6 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf 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 Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 11:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf leaves at 19:53. 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 Paris to Düsseldorf Hbf cover a distance of around 256 miles (412 km) during the journey.