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How to travel from Amsterdam to Arras by train

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.

Amsterdam to Arras by train

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.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 4h 19m


171 miles (275 km)


15 trains per day


2 changes


From $44.43

Train and bus operators

SNCB, SNCF, Thalys, NS, BlaBlaCar Bus, Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar

Amsterdam to Arras train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Arras for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:15 12:30 5h 15m, 3 changes
08:15 13:30 5h 15m, 3 changes
09:15 15:06 5h 51m, 3 changes
09:15 15:30 6h 15m, 2 changes
10:15 15:30 5h 15m, 3 changes
11:15 16:30 5h 15m, 2 changes
12:28 17:30 5h 2m, 2 changes
14:15 18:41 4h 26m, 2 changes
16:15 20:34 4h 19m, 3 changes
17:15 05:55 12h 40m, 3 changes

NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and SNCB trains from Amsterdam to Arras

You can travel from Amsterdam to Arras on NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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, TGV INOUI and Thalys classes from Amsterdam to Arras

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurostar, TGV INOUI and Thalys when traveling from Amsterdam to Arras.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Arras

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam to Arras starts at $44.43 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

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.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam to Arras

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam to Arras? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam to Arras take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam and Arras by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Arras is 4 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Arras cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Arras?

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.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam to Arras leave?

The first train from Amsterdam to Arras leaves at 07:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam to Arras leave?

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.

What's the distance between Amsterdam and Arras by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Arras cover a distance of around 171 miles (275 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Arras to Amsterdam.

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