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Travel Information from Paris to Amsterdam

distanceDistance267 miles (430 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $198
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 6 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€171) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, KLM or Eurostar

Travel 267 miles (430 km) by train, bus or flight from Paris to Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, KLM or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Amsterdam.

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from Paris to Amsterdam

How to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
10:45AM8h34
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
07:19PMAmsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
$221One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:45AM8h34
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
07:19PMAmsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
$221One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
KLM
08:15PM1h10
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
09:25PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
$7711One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Eurostar
09:22AM3h31
Paris Gare du Nord
12:53PMAmsterdam Centraal
$1731One-way
0 transfers
Eurostar
08:25AM3h28
Paris Gare du Nord
11:53AMAmsterdam Centraal
$1731One-way
0 transfers
Eurostar
08:25AM3h28
Paris Gare du Nord
11:53AMAmsterdam Centraal
$1731One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
09:55AM7h25
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
05:20PMAmsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
$271One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
12:25PM7h34
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
07:59PMAmsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
$221One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
07:00AM7h15
Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
02:15PMAmsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
$271One-way
0 transfers
Air France
12:10PM3h45
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
03:55PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
$4441One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
09:55AM6h55
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
04:50PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
$5751One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
05:55PM4h20
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
10:15PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
$5751One-way
1 transfer

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How to Travel from Paris to Amsterdam

Travelers journey between Paris and Amsterdam frequently for both business and leisure. It is convenient to travel from Paris to Amsterdam by plane, train or bus with direct routes departing multiple times per day. Key departure points in Paris include Gare Paris-Bercy bus station, Paris-Gare du Nord train station, and Paris-Orly airport.

Trains from Paris to Amsterdam | Buses from Paris to Amsterdam | Flights from Paris to Amsterdam

Paris to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€25

6:45 h

2 Months Ahead

Train

€81

3:17 h

2 Months Ahead

Flight

€74

1:15 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Paris to Amsterdam depart from either Paris' Gare Bercy, Porte Maillot, or Routiere Gallieni bus stations and take at least 6:45 h to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. Over 20 buses travel from Paris to Amsterdam every day with the first bus departing Paris at 7:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Paris to Amsterdam include Ouibus, Flixbus, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam

Flying is the fastest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam. Taking a flight is at least 2 hours faster than taking the train and approximately 5 and a half hours faster than taking the bus. However, when traveling to and from Paris and Amsterdam's airports is considered, taking a high-speed Thalys train is actually the faster option for arriving in Amsterdam's city center. Flights traveling from Paris to Amsterdam depart from either Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport and arrive at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Both KLM and Air France travel directly from Paris to Amsterdam.


Most popular way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam. While the train is often more expensive than taking the bus or flying, the time saved avoiding traveling to and from Paris and Amsterdam's airports makes up for the additional cost for most travelers. Some of the train ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Paris to Amsterdam travel as far ahead of time as possible. All trains traveling from Paris to Amsterdam are operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Gare du Nord, and arrive at Amsterdam Centraal train station. High-speed Thalys trains take 3:17 h to travel from Paris to Amsterdam.


How to get from Paris to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Amsterdam, 51,27% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant international city that draws more than 5 million international visitors per year. Some of Amsterdam's main attractions include the historic canals, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, the red-light district, and the city's many coffee shops.

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You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $23 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Thalys is a high-speed train company with trains to Amsterdam from Paris based in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It operates a fleet of modern, comfortable trains that travel at speeds of up to 300 km/h. Thalys offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort and Premium, each with its own set of benefits. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, a bistro car and a selection of newspapers and magazines. The most popular routes for Thalys are Paris to Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Travel information from Paris to Amsterdam with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: $264
  • Thalys frequency: 10 a day

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel 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 travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel 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 travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Travel information from Paris to Amsterdam with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: $23
  • FlixBus frequency: 19 a day

KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel between Paris and Amsterdam: Economy and Business.

Travel information from Paris to Amsterdam with KLM:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: $268

FAQs: Travel from Paris to Amsterdam

FAQs: Travel to Amsterdam 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 Paris to Amsterdam.
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There are 3 options to travel to Amsterdam from Paris including taking a train, bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam is a bus with an average price of $23 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options from Paris to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus costs $175 (€151) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $198 (€171).

A bus is $41 (€35) less than a train with an average ticket price of $64 (€55) from Paris to Amsterdam.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

Getting to Amsterdam by bus takes 6 h 20 min on average.

Getting to Amsterdam by train takes 3 h 16 min on average.

The distance from Paris to Amsterdam is approximately 267 miles (430 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 12 buses per day.
  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to Amsterdam as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Amsterdam:

  • Buses mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk).
  • Flights mostly leave from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and tend to arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Trains from Paris to Amsterdam most often leave from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

The following travel companies offer services from Paris to Amsterdam:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Movelia to go to Amsterdam by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).
  • Travel with KLM, Transavia Airlines, Transavia France, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Austrian Airlines, LAER, SWISS, Edelweiss Air, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, Air Baltic, Air Serbia or Norwegian Air to go to Amsterdam by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Transavia Airlines Paris to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $130 (€113).
  • Eurostar, NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity, Regional, Deutsche Bahn or BSB can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from Paris to Amsterdam for $64 (€55).

Yes, there are direct services available from Paris to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

  • Direct buses with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus with 8 direct buses per day.
  • Direct train available with Eurostar 9 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Amsterdam as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Paris to Amsterdam.

Omio customers who travel from Paris to Amsterdam often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Berlin, London or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.
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