The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Rotterdam to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 37 m
2 h 37 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Rotterdam for Paris every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||231 miles (373 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||$149 (€135)|
|Train frequency||9 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 9 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Thalys or Deutsche Bahn|
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 or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $149 (€135), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $149 (€135). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
You can travel by train to Paris from Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as $149 (€135). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Rotterdam to Paris train.
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.
Find the perfect Thalys train from Rotterdam to Paris for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Thalys train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Rotterdam to Paris. You can also check relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Thalys train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 231 miles (373 km) on this route and your Thalys Rotterdam to Paris train ticket can cost as little as $149 (€135) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets to Paris from Rotterdam in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Thalys train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
Train information from Rotterdam to Paris with Thalys:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Rotterdam as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to Rotterdam is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
What are the requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/17/22. 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.
Some of the Rotterdam train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. 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.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.6 miles (875 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city center.
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