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Overview: Bus from Paris to Amsterdam

distanceDistance267 miles (430 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 7 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$41 (€34)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersEurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Isilines or Alsa

Buses from Paris to Amsterdam cover the 267 miles (430 km) long route taking on average 7 h 7 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Isilines or Alsa. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $41 (€34), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $21 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

Bus providers: FlixBus and Alsa from Paris to Amsterdam

FlixBus and Alsa buses will get you to Amsterdam from Paris from $21 (€17). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: $48

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Paris to Amsterdam:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Paris to Amsterdam

Buses from Paris to Amsterdam are operated Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus running numerous buses per day. Departures leave from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Quai de Bercy bus station throughout the day, with a final outbound bus to Amsterdam departing at 11:55 p.m. Approximately 14 buses travel from Paris to Amsterdam per day.

Taking the Bus from Paris

Buses from Paris to Amsterdam depart various locations throughout the French capital. Most buses depart from either Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet or Paris Gare du Nord and arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdjik bus station. Paris is well connected with its own Metro system, providing 24-hour service to most of its 9 lines. Taxis can offer a more convenient option for the first leg of the journey for more remote stations.

Getting into Amsterdam by Bus

Amsterdam has a reliable public transport system, with an extensive tram network covering the city center and outlying areas of interest, providing quick and affordable travel for tourists. There is a reliable bus service is also available for travel across Amsterdam itself, with limited night services available. Amsterdam's main railway station provides connections to the rest of the Netherlands, as well as intercity trains to destinations in France, Germany and beyond.

The Dutch capital offers some of the most historic architecture in Western Europe, with world-famous museums and attractions to accommodate everyone from the backpacker, to the big family group. Take a walk along the city's famous canal, or explore the meandering streets of old Amsterdam and soak in the local Dutch culture. Buses from Paris to Amsterdam usually arrive into the city's central bus station, situated at the heart of the capital.

Walking Around in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant nightlife and cultural diversity, though this magnificent city has a lot more to offer. With canals giving way to quaint cobbled street paths, it's hard not to appreciate travelers' fascination with this city. To immerse yourself in Amsterdam's culture, you need to take a stroll through the city center. Amsterdam's historic city center is large and well preserved. Traversing this city center will allow you to take it in and appreciate its beautiful sights. As you walk through the center of the city, look out for its attractions, such as the bustling Dam Square, the iconic Westerkerk, Begijnhof, and the infamous Red Light District - or simply stroll along the city's many canals. These canals form a unique semi-circle around the city square, and are crossed by several bridges and streets. These historic canals also offer different ways to explore Amsterdam. You can hop onto a canal boat and enjoy the view of the city like never before. Later, head downtown, where you can stop at a local restaurant and indulge in some Dutch delicacies.

Coffee Places in Amsterdam

The Netherlands is one of Europe's biggest coffee hubs, and Amsterdam is a testament to this. Lining its beautiful waterfront streets and on every corner of this cosmopolitan city are coffee shops unlike any you'll find elsewhere on the continent. With a robust coffee culture, this city has some of the best craft and specialty coffees the world has to offer. On that list of best coffee places in Amsterdam, The Coffeevine Bar is on a league of its own. Here, each cup of coffee is slowly brewed by devoted baristas, using a filter-equipped apparatus such as an AeroPress, a Clever, or a V60. There is no espresso machine in sight, and the coffee shop masterfully makes filter-only coffees all day long. Another beautiful coffee shop in Amsterdam is Hutspot, featuring beautiful design features that will have you snapping pictures throughout your visit. With a North African influenced interior design, it is the perfect place to sip a latte macchiato on a calm day. Black Gold, on the other hand, serves specialty high-quality coffee and a dose of inspirational music to boot. The coffee and vinyl shop also sells coffee making equipment and features small in-store art exhibits and concerts, complete with a DJ.

Eating in Amsterdam

From savory to sweet delicacies, Amsterdam offers a variety of mouthwatering culinary options to the hungry traveler. There are endless opportunities for indulging in both ubiquitous Dutch delights and multicultural cuisines. The Dutch have a fascinating culinary culture. As you travel through Amsterdam, expect to find traditional Dutch food alongside different cuisines such as Japan's sushi or Spain's paella. As you explore Amsterdam city, take your taste buds on a gastronomical tour. To truly embrace the local cuisine, nothing beats a traditional Dutch restaurant where visitors can indulge in conventional Dutch food such as Krokets, Rijsttafel, Bitterballen, and Oliebollon. A beloved local delicacy in Amsterdam is the 'Hollandse Nieuwe' (New Dutch herring). This delicacy features raw herring served with raw gherkins and chopped onions. Whether you are a die-hard vegan, a meat-loving foodie or a vegetarian, Amsterdam restaurants will cater to your needs. Meat lovers can look forward to Persian chicken and the Dutch grilled meats served in modern restaurants. If you fancy vegan pastry, be sure to enjoy muffins or coconut macaroons in any Thai, Italian, or Indian restaurants strewn across the city.

Best Time to Visit Amsterdam

With its huge system of canals and waterways, world-famous museums, historical sights, and friendly people, exploring Amsterdam at any time of the year is wonderful. The ideal time for visiting Amsterdam, however, is in the more pleasant months of July, August, and September. During these months, the weather is mild and not too warm to roam around the city, drenched in sweat. It is a perfect time for sightseeing and touring around the city. This is also the season when the city opens itself up to travelers in greater numbers as the parks, beaches, and restaurants are filled with relaxing vacationers. It's an excellent time for long bike rides, and the festival season is in full gear. Here you will enjoy an endless parade of festivals and delightful concerts on canal stages. Spring is also a popular time to visit Amsterdam, mainly because the city becomes a veritable blanket of tulips. These can be seen in dedicated tulip centers, as well as out in the wild in Amsterdam's lush parks, which can be the ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon. Even during the off season (November to mid-December and mid-January to February), Amsterdam isn't short of things to enjoy.

Public Transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts an extensive public transport network, which is run by the GVB Company. It includes buses, metros, trams, trains and ferries to help you get around the capital. Trams are the ideal means of transport for visitors, since they are relatively cheap and provide an interesting way to tour the city. There are 18 different tram lines, which run daily from 6:00 a.m. until 12:15 a.m., and nearly all of Amsterdam's main attractions and museums have a tram stop right outside. However, you need a public transport chip card or a valid ticket from GVB to be able to travel with the tram. Amsterdam buses are also efficient in reaching the nearby attractions of the city. Night buses are also available and start operating at midnight after the trams have stopped running. Just ensure you have the public transport chip, as you cannot purchase a ticket on the bus with cash. The metro system in Amsterdam can also take you quickly through the city. It has four lines of service, which you can board at either Central station, Amstel station or Sloterdijk station. There are also multiple ferries in the city that provide fast and easy transport to, and from, various points in the city.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel by bus between Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

Travel between Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

When traveling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/13/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Amsterdam from Paris before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Paris, France from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return bus to Paris, France from Amsterdam is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Paris from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Amsterdam?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Paris from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap buses between Paris and Amsterdam cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Paris to Amsterdam for as low as $21 (€17)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus between Paris and Amsterdam?

If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Paris to Amsterdam bus to cost on average $41 (€34)  one way.

What is the distance between Paris and Amsterdam by bus?

The distance between Paris and Amsterdam by bus is approximately 267 miles (430 km).

How long is the bus ride from Paris to Amsterdam?

The Paris to Amsterdam bus duration is on average 7 h 7 min, which is to be expected when traveling 267 miles (430 km) to Amsterdam from Paris. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What station does the bus from Paris to Amsterdam depart from? Which Amsterdam bus station do I come into from Paris?

When taking the bus between Paris and Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk), Amsterdam, Centraal and Amsterdam, Amstel.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).

Where is the bus station in Paris to go to Amsterdam? Where is the bus station in Amsterdam located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and need to travel approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Amsterdam.

What bus providers go from Paris to Amsterdam?

If you're looking for buses from Paris to Amsterdam, you can rely on Eurolines France, Flixbus, Ouibus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar Bus, Infobus, Isilines or Alsa to get you to Amsterdam. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Paris to Amsterdam trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct bus from Paris to Amsterdam?

Yes, you can search for direct buses from Paris to Amsterdam on Omio with Flixbus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.

What time is the earliest bus from Paris to Amsterdam? What time is the last bus from Paris to Amsterdam?

The earliest bus departing from Paris to Amsterdam leaves at 6: 15 AM. The last bus departing from Paris to Amsterdam leaves at 10: 40 PM. You can find the latest Paris to Amsterdam bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy bus tickets between Paris and Amsterdam for the best deals?

You can find buses from Paris to Amsterdam to cost on average $41 (€34) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Amsterdam bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.