Note that these trains depart from the Gare Du Nord.
Final Destination: Dortmund
Train also calls at: Dusseldorf and Essen
Dusseldorf and Essen are served by an additional 2 x trains per day from Paris.
Monday to Friday: 2 x trains per day (1 x train per day on Mon-Thurs Jan 10 - Mar 12)
Saturday: 1 x train
Sunday: 2 x trains (1 x train Jan 10 - Mar 12)
_Book in advance and save: YES
Online bookings usually open: up to 3 months ahead of the travel date_
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
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For a stress-free journey it's a good idea to be at the Gare Du Nord at least 20 minutes before departure as all passengers taking the Thalys trains have to pass through security checks.
So being at the back of the queue wondering if you'll be able to board in time is a scenario best avoided.
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