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On average, it takes around 4 hours 45 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Paris by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 40 minutes though. You'll usually find 15 trains per day running along the 425 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Paris, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, Thalys or SNCF on your way to Paris, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Haarlem to Paris start from $58.38 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 4h 45m to travel from Haarlem to Paris by train, over a distance of around 264 miles (425 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Haarlem to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $58.38 when you book in advance.
425 miles (264 km)
15 trains per day
|Train and bus operators|
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.
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.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
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 Haarlem to Paris 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!
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 Haarlem and Paris is 4 hours and 45 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 Haarlem to Paris is 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Train tickets from Haarlem to Paris can start from as little as $58.38 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 Haarlem to Paris. Travelling from Haarlem to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Haarlem to Paris leaves at 05:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Haarlem to Paris leaves at 21:21. 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 Haarlem to Paris cover a distance of around 264 miles (425 km) during the journey.