Working out how to get from Amsterdam to Paris? Did you know that there are frequent direct trains between these two exciting cities? Take the high-speed Thalys train and you could be strolling through charming Parisian streets in a little over three hours. There’s no need to worry about airport transfers – the train will drop you off at the city centre.
Thalys trains are well equipped for an uber-comfortable journey, with wide seats, air-conditioning and free WiFi. There’s even a car restaurant if you want snacks on the go, although there’s plenty of delicious French food waiting for you at your destination. Upgrade to Premium (First Class) for wider seats and lounge access.
Need more information before booking? Find out more about the Amsterdam to Paris train route by scrolling down.
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 Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Amsterdam-Centraal and Paris is 7 hours and 6 minutes, with around 11 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris is 4 hours and 59 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris can start from as little as €35 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris. Travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris leaves at 21:25. 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris cover a distance of around 268 miles (431 km) during the journey.