Paris to Essen by train

  • First train
    05:50
  • Last train
    17:55
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 7m
  • Distance
    441 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Essen by train

Fast trains from Paris to Essen take around 4 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 441 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Essen?

Direct trains from Paris to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 15 direct trains on the route from Paris to Essen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 20 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Essen?

The Paris to Essen train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 05:50 and the last train is around 17:55. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Paris to Essen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Essen?

Thalys is the train company that operates on the route from Paris to Essen.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.