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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Paris

distanceDistance231 miles (373 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$136 (€113)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Paris cover the 231 miles (373 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $102 (€85), but the average price of train tickets is $136 (€113). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train providers: Thalys from Rotterdam to Paris trains

Travel from Rotterdam to Paris from $102 (€85) with Omio’s train partners Thalys! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Rotterdam to Paris with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Rotterdam and Paris, check Omio for Thalys trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 231 miles (373 km) route to Paris from Rotterdam, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Thalys trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Thalys train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Paris from Rotterdam as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Thalys train on Omio. If you search for trains between Rotterdam and Paris in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Thalys trains between Rotterdam and Paris starting at $102 (€85), buy your official Thalys tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Rotterdam to Paris train information with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 37 min
  • Average Price: $102
  • Thalys frequency: 5 a day

These are Thalys' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Rotterdam and Paris:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Trains from Rotterdam to Paris

There are frequent and efficient trains from Rotterdam to Paris every day of the week. Traveling between these two stunning European cities couldn't be easier with Thalys's daily departures along this route. The train from Rotterdam to Paris takes 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 5 minutes and covers 260 miles with no changes along the way. All trains along this route depart Rotterdam Centraal train station in the city center and arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, the city's busiest train station.

Rotterdam to Paris train times: Daily departures

There are 5 to 9 daily and direct Rotterdam-to-Paris trains, with at least 35 weekly departures scheduled. During the week, the departure schedule begins just before 7 a.m., and the last train is usually around 8 p.m. On weekends, the first train from Rotterdam to Paris is often a little later, at around 9 a.m., while the last train on Sundays is also a little later, at around 9 p.m. On most days of the week and on weekends, there are more trains in the second half of the day than in the morning, with departures largely clustered around the early evening. 

How long is the journey by train from Rotterdam to Paris?

The train from Rotterdam to Paris takes between 2 hours 40 minutes and 3 hours 5 minutes. As all Rotterdam-to-Paris trains are direct, the travel time depends mainly on departure time, with mid-afternoon trains sometimes 10 minutes slower than morning trains. The trains are all high speed across the 260 miles between these European cities. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Rotterdam to Paris?

Departure train station: Trains depart Rotterdam Centraal, roughly half a mile (800 meters) from the city center. The route takes just over 10 minutes to walk, but travelers can also take the D or E line tram from Stadhuis and arrive at Centraal in under 5 minutes. Centraal has numerous amenities, such as cafés and shops, as well as ATMs, currency exchange booths, and washrooms.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, one of the city's main train stations. Gare du Nord is just under 2 miles north of the Paris city center, and travelers can reach central Paris on the metro in under 25 minutes on the RER B line. Gare du Nord is equipped with many cafés, restaurants, and shops, as well as kiosks, financial services, and washrooms. 

Which train companies travel from Rotterdam to Paris?

Rotterdam-to-Paris trains are operated by Thalys. The French-Belgian train operator offers frequent trains connecting many European countries and cities. As well as Rotterdam to Paris, popular Thalys routes include Cologne to Paris and Amsterdam to Brussels. Passengers with limited mobility are welcome aboard Thalys trains: it offers free in-station assistance, and trains are wheelchair-accessible as long as they are within permitted dimensions. This assistance should be booked 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure.

Thalys Rotterdam to Paris

Thalys offers 5 to 9 daily trains along this route. The train from Rotterdam to Paris is direct, with a duration between 2 hours 40 minutes and 3 hours 5 minutes. Travel time depends mostly on departure time. Morning trains are sometimes slightly faster, but all Thalys trains cover the 260-mile distance efficiently. 

Rotterdam to Paris trains: Services on board

Services available before boarding Thalys Rotterdam-to-Paris trains include seat reservations: passengers have their choice of second- or first-class tickets aboard Thalys trains. All seats have power outlets, WiFi, and luggage storage. Thalys staff is multilingual and able to help passengers find their seats, stow their luggage, and assist those with limited mobility to navigate the station and train. It's recommended all passengers arrive at the platform 20 minutes before their scheduled Thalys departure. 

How to find cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris

The best way to find cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris is to book tickets in advance. Those planning ahead have a good chance of scoring great early-bird deals for transport, accommodations, and attractions in this popular city. If travelers are embarking on a more last-minute adventure, they could increase their chances of finding cheap tickets by choosing flexible travel dates and times around their planned departure and arrival dates, and opting for slower, cheaper trains.

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 82 €
2 weeks earlier 82 €0%
3 weeks earlier 73 €12%
1 month before 77 €6%
2 months earlier 70 €17%
3 months earlier 60 €37%

Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Rotterdam - Paris. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Rotterdam - Paris 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 12% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Rotterdam - Paris with 2 months in advance you save up to about 17% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 37%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam to Paris

Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rotterdam to Paris.

Am I allowed to travel by train from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Paris, France?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Rotterdam and Paris as this information can change.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Rotterdam is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from France?

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

Last checked on 1/24/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Rotterdam from Paris here.

How much does a cheap train between Rotterdam and Paris cost?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Rotterdam to Paris for the next 7 days starting from $102 (€85)  one way.

How much is a train ticket to Paris from Rotterdam?

The Rotterdam to Paris train ticket price is on average $136 (€113)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is Rotterdam to Paris by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Rotterdam and Paris by train to be approximately 231 miles (373 km).

How long is a train from Rotterdam to Paris on average?

On average the Rotterdam to Paris train time is 2 h 43 min  covering the 231 miles (373 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Rotterdam to Paris, which train station in Rotterdam do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When arriving in Paris, you can end your journey in train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal   to Paris Gare de Lyon   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Rotterdam to go to Paris? Where is the train station in Paris located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Rotterdam to Paris?

Take the Rotterdam to Paris train with Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Rotterdam to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Rotterdam and Paris?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from Rotterdam to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Rotterdam to Paris? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the earliest train from Rotterdam to Paris at 7: 58 AM   or take the last train from Rotterdam to Paris leaving at 10: 14 PM. Look for the latest Rotterdam to Paris train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How early should I purchase train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $136 (€113) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Rotterdam to Paris a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your trip to Paris.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+31 302357822
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar