Want to find out more about taking the train from Amsterdam to Arras? Look no further.
You'll usually find 15 trains per day running between Amsterdam and Arras, which usually take 7 hours 2 minutes to complete the 275 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 19 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Arras from Amsterdam, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or Thalys, as these are the main train operators on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from Amsterdam to Arras if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $44.43. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
It takes an average of 7h 2m to travel from Amsterdam to Arras by train, over a distance of around 171 miles (275 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Amsterdam to Arras and tickets for this journey start from $44.43 when you book in advance.
From 4h 19m
171 miles (275 km)
15 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
SNCB, SNCF, Thalys, NS, BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar
NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
Eurostar Standard Class offers you great value tickets with no hidden extra costs. From free WiFi and comfortable seats to a wide range of snacks and drinks available at Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet), there are lots of reasons to travel in Standard Class.
In addition to all the amenities you’ll find in Standard Class, Eurostar Standard Premier also offers a complimentary meal, which is served right at your seat.
Want to travel in style? Then Business Premier is the travel class for you – it gives you the freedom to travel according to your schedule, to speed through Fast Track ticket gates (passport control and security) and to relax in Eurostar’s exclusive Business Premier Lounges.
In Second Class, TGV INOUI allows you to travel comfortably while enjoying the onboard services, such as free WiFi, power outlets and more.
Prefer to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of Second Class as well as some additional extras.
Standard is the perfect class for you if you’re after great value with no hidden extra costs. On board, you’ll find free WiFi, power outlets, a generous luggage allowance and snacks and drinks available from the Thalys Welcome Bar.
If you’d like to enjoy all of the amenities of Standard Class, as well as wider, more comfortable seating and a welcome from Thalys staff on the platform, then upgrade to Comfort!
Want to treat yourself? Upgrade to Premium and you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks, as well as access to the NS International Lounge at Amsterdam Centraal station.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Arras by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Arras is 7 hours and 2 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Arras is 4 hours and 19 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Arras can start from as little as $44.43 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Arras. Travelling from Amsterdam to Arras by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Amsterdam to Arras leaves at 07:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Arras leaves at 23:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Arras cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.