There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$140 - $180

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 800 / ...

$34 - $56

8 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam

$70 - $110

Rideshare  •  6 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam 313.2 miles

$37 - $41

Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Amsterdam 314 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam  •  4 h 4 min

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

$69 - $294

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam  •  3 h 52 min

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

$52 - $222

Train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 9 min

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

$158 - $368

Fly Paris Orly to Rotterdam, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rotterdam (RTM) ORY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$134 - $583

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$147 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 32€ - 35€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Amsterdam. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris-Nord and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Paris and Amsterdam is 430 km. The road distance is 502.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 160€.

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The train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3 h 17 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni 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 3 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 6 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Amsterdam station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$37 - $41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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