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Taking the train from Pau to Amsterdam in 9 hours 10 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Pau to Amsterdam? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 12 hours 7 minutes to travel the 1084 km from Pau to Amsterdam by train, although you can get there in as little as 9 hours 10 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 10 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Eurostar, TGV or Thalys. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Pau to Amsterdam start from $103.36 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 Amsterdam? 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.

Pau to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 12h 7m to travel from Pau to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 673 miles (1084 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Pau to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $103.36 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 10m
PriceFrom $103.36
Distance673 miles (1084 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:10
Last train18:31
Departure stationPau
Arrival stationAmsterdam
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Thalys, NS, SNCB, Regiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, Eurostar

Pau to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Pau to Amsterdam for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:10 14:44 9h 34m, 2 changes
06:31 16:32 10h 1m, 4 changes
06:31 16:35 10h 4m, 2 changes
06:31 16:44 10h 13m, 1 change
07:18 18:44 11h 26m, 2 changes
10:34 19:44 9h 10m, 1 change
12:31 21:44 9h 13m, 1 change
13:24 07:32 18h 8m, 5 changes
13:24 07:35 18h 11m, 3 changes
17:31 08:44 15h 13m, 1 change

TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Pau to Amsterdam

You can travel from Pau to Amsterdam on TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Pau to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Pau to Amsterdam starts at $103.36 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 Pau to Amsterdam 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 Pau to Amsterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Pau to Amsterdam? 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 Pau to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Pau and Amsterdam is 12 hours and 7 minutes, with around 10 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 Pau and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Pau to Amsterdam is 9 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Pau to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Pau to Amsterdam can start from as little as $103.36 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 Pau to Amsterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Pau to Amsterdam. Travelling from Pau to Amsterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Pau to Amsterdam leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Pau to Amsterdam leaves at 18:31. 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 Pau and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Pau to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 673 miles (1084 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Pau.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Pau to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 02/23/2023 for travel on 02/23/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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