|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 39 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$79|
|Trains depart from:||Rotterdam|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
Direct rail connections through the Low Countries and northern France to Paris offer an attractive alternative to an international flight from the Netherlands to the French capital. There are daily direct trains using high-speed services from Rotterdam to Paris Gare du Nord, taking around two hours and 40 minutes to complete the trip. With trains departing to Paris every hour from the early morning to mid-evening, there are connections to suit the requirements of business travelers and vacationers.
The French-Belgian high-speed rail operator Thalys provides all the direct trains to Paris Gare du Nord from Rotterdam Centraal station. Given the frequency of direct trains, indirect connections are not a practical consideration on this route.
The quickest Thalys direct services to Paris from Rotterdam take two hours and 37 minutes to cover the 250-mile route south-west to the French capital. Most connections on this route from the Dutch city take about three minutes longer for the international journey.
On weekdays and Saturdays, the Thalys timetable for services from Rotterdam to Paris Gare du Nord begins with a first train to the French capital leaving just before 7:00 a.m. There are trains roughly every hour throughout the morning, afternoon and early evening until the final train leaves Rotterdam just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday schedules are slightly reduced, with no early morning departure to Paris.
Departure train station: Rotterdam Centraal station is a modern transport hub situated on the north-west edge of the city center, with numerous public transport connections across the city on buses, trams, Metro lines, and Randstad Rail trains. Facilities on the bright and spacious concourse include a shopping mall, fast food outlets, restaurants, bars, baggage storage lockers, and cycle hire.
Arrival train station: Paris Gare du Nord is Europe's busiest railway station, located on the northern side of central Paris, with public transport connections on city buses, RER suburban trains, and Paris Metro lines. Passenger facilities at the station include restaurants, snack bars, a food supermarket, baggage storage lockers, news vendors, and taxi stands.