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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

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

110€ - 230€

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

16€ - 35€

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Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  6h 48m

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

27€ - 32€

Rideshare  •  6h

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam 498 km

32€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam 496.2 km

60€ - 90€

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 21m

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

67€ - 151€

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 7m

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

63€ - 175€

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

98€ - 283€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which costs 110€ - 230€ and takes 3h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Paris and Amsterdam is 430 km. The road distance is 496.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 110€ - 230€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 29m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 110€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht, which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 6h 48m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 4h 21m.

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  • Distance: 430.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal 4 times a day. Tickets cost 110€ - 230€ and the journey takes 3h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht every 4 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 30€ and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 850€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 20€
1st Class
25€ - 29€
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 35€
Bus operators
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 Paris, Gallieni to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
32€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Amsterdam is 496 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Paris to Amsterdam.

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

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Book your Paris to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 3626+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Amsterdam. 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 Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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