If you want to know more about the journey from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon by train is 4 hours 3 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 37 minutes. You'll usually find 16 trains per day traveling the 373 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Paris Gare de Lyon. You're likely to travel on a high-speed Thalys train on your journey to Paris Gare de Lyon. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), these modern trains offer three seat classes, free WiFi and an onboard restaurant if you feel hungry along the way.
Book train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $31.96. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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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.
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Rotterdam Centraal and Paris Gare de Lyon is 4 hours and 3 minutes, with around 16 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon is 2 hours and 37 minutes.
Train tickets from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as $31.96 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 22:21. 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de Lyon cover a distance of around 232 miles (373 km) during the journey.