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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys

110€ - 230€

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine N800 / ...

16€ - 35€

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Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Paris, Gallieni 400

29€ - 42€

Rideshare  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Paris 499.7 km

32€

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Paris Gallieni 499.3 km

60€ - 95€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris CDG (CDG) AMS - CDG

71€ - 163€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY

72€ - 186€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord

132€ - 322€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

89€ - 320€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to bus which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to train which costs 110€ - 230€ and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Paris is 430 km. The road distance is 499.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs 110€ - 230€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord takes 3h 23m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Amsterdam to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs 110€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht, which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 7h 28m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 4h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Paris.
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  • Distance: 430.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost 110€ - 230€ and the journey takes 3h 23m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Paris, Gallieni hourly. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Amsterdam to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Paris is 499 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Amsterdam to Paris.

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KLM and Air France offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 19843+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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