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Train Information between Rotterdam and Paris

distanceDistance231 miles (373 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price$131 (€106)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Paris cover the 231 miles (373 km) long route taking on average 2 h 37 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $131 (€106), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $98 (€79). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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Rotterdam to Paris with Thalys

Thalys trains will get you from Rotterdam to Paris from $98 (€79). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Thalys

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 from Rotterdam to 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 between Rotterdam and Paris, 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 between Rotterdam and Paris 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 $98 (€79), buy your official Thalys tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Thalys from Rotterdam to Paris train information:

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

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Thalys train ticket 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.

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Trains from Rotterdam to Paris
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Rotterdam and Paris?

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 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 9/23/21. 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: Fully open

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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 9/22/21. 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 do cheap trains between Rotterdam and Paris cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Rotterdam to Paris trains for as little as $98 (€79)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Paris from Rotterdam?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $131 (€106)  for a train ticket between Rotterdam and Paris.
How far is Rotterdam to Paris by train?
You should expect to travel around 231 miles (373 km)  from Rotterdam to Paris by train.
How long is the train ride to Paris from Rotterdam?
On average the Rotterdam to Paris train travel time is 2 h 37 min  for the 231 miles (373 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Rotterdam and arrival train station in Paris?

Some of the Rotterdam train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal   and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the train station in Rotterdam? Where is the train station in Paris?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the train station to the city center in Paris.

Which train providers can get me from Rotterdam to Paris?
For the best Rotterdam to Paris train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Rotterdam to Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any direct trains from Rotterdam to Paris?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Rotterdam to Paris, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Thalys  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains are there to Paris from Rotterdam a day?
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.
What time is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Paris? What time is the last train from Rotterdam to Paris?
The earliest train departing from Rotterdam to Paris leaves at 6: 58 AM. The last train departing from Rotterdam to Paris leaves at 9: 14 PM. You can find the latest Rotterdam to Paris train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris for the best deals?
If you book the Rotterdam to Paris train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $131 (€106). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Rotterdam to Paris. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Paris
Rotterdam Centraal
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