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Train trips from Amsterdam to Paris

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.

Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris by train

It takes an average of 7h 06m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris by train, over a distance of around 268 miles (431 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 59m
Price€35 - €246.20
Distance268 miles (431 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationParis
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:55 11:36 5h 41m, 2 changes
06:22 11:36 5h 14m, 3 changes
07:25 14:15 6h 50m, 4 changes
09:25 15:46 6h 21m, 2 changes
11:25 17:15 5h 50m, 2 changes
13:15 18:14 4h 59m, 3 changes
13:15 19:08 5h 53m, 2 changes
13:25 20:08 6h 43m, 3 changes
15:25 20:59 5h 34m, 2 changes
17:25 07:15 13h 50m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris start at €35 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €148.08.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price106.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price125.07
on the day
avg. single price148.08

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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris? 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam-Centraal and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris is 4 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris?

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.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris leaves at 05:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris leave?

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.

What's the distance between Amsterdam-Centraal and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris cover a distance of around 268 miles (431 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Amsterdam-Centraal.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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