How to travel from Paris to Rotterdam

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from Paris to Rotterdam

You can get from Paris to Rotterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Paris to Rotterdam on Jul 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:25PMParis, Quai de Bercy6h30 06:55PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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12:25PMParis, Quai de Bercy6h30 06:55PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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11:25PMParis, Quai de Bercy6h25 05:50AMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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02:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy7h35 09:35PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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08:05AMParis, Quai de Bercy6h52 02:57PMRotterdam, Conradstraat
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Travel Information between Paris and Rotterdam

distanceDistance231 miles (373 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $214 (€191) • 2 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Travel 231 miles (373 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Rotterdam from Paris. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Paris to Rotterdam.

How to get from Paris to Rotterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Rotterdam, 52,50% 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 Rotterdam 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Rotterdam

Travel to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam.

Travel from Paris, France to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Rotterdam from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Paris, France from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Netherlands?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 7/5/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Rotterdam.

There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Rotterdam: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Rotterdam from Paris is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rotterdam:

Taking a ferry is usually $45 (€40) less than taking a bus to Rotterdam, which costs on average $45 (€40) for the same trip.

A ferry is $3 (€3) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Paris to Rotterdam costing on average $3 (€3).

Taking a ferry is about $214 (€191) less than taking a train, which costs on average $214 (€191) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Rotterdam from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 37 min.

Other travel options to Rotterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Rotterdam by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The Paris to Rotterdam distance is around 231 miles (373 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Rotterdam is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • 10 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station).
  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Rotterdam:

  • You can travel between Paris and Rotterdam by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $45 (€40) with Flixbus from Paris to Rotterdam.
  • You can go to Rotterdam from Paris by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for $214 (€191) with Thalys from Paris to Rotterdam on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 2 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct train with Thalys with 9 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Paris to Rotterdam don't make Rotterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rotterdam are Amsterdam, Brussels or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rotterdam to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Paris to Rotterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $45 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $3 (€3) one way on average for this trip.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $214 (€191) one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Rotterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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