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Taking the train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam in 2 hours 37 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 3 hours 59 minutes to travel the 351 km from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 37 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. Thalys – the train company you're likely to travel with at some point of your journey – is a high-speed train that connects some of the main routes between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Running at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), these modern trains offer comfortable seating, free WiFi and an onboard restaurant.

Train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam start from $38.82 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Rotterdam? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam by train

It takes an average of 3h 59m to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 218 miles (351 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from $38.82 when you book in advance.

First train

06:13

Last train

21:08

Departure station

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Arrival station

Rotterdam

Journey time

2h 37m

Distance

351 miles (218 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $38.82

Train and bus operators

Thalys, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:25 10:02 2h 37m, direct
08:16 12:02 3h 46m, 1 change
08:22 11:02 2h 40m, direct
09:25 12:02 2h 37m, direct
09:38 13:32 3h 54m, 1 change
11:22 14:02 2h 40m, direct
12:09 16:02 3h 53m, 1 change
12:37 16:02 3h 25m, 2 changes
15:25 18:02 2h 37m, direct
15:07 19:02 3h 55m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam

You can travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam on Thalys 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam

The price of train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam starts at $38.82 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam? 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Rotterdam is 3 hours and 59 minutes, with around 17 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Rotterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam can start from as little as $38.82 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam leave?

The first train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam leave?

The last train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam leaves at 21:08. 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 218 miles (351 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/31/2023 for travel on 03/31/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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