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Train travel from Paris to Rotterdam

Working out how to get from Paris to Rotterdam? Take one of the daily direct trains and you’ll be whisked over from the centre of Paris to Rotterdam in just two and a half hours. Let’s face it, it’s a lot more relaxing than dealing with traffic and the hassle of city parking!

Here’s what you need to know about trains from Paris to Rotterdam. You’ll be transported over on a high-speed Thalys train at speeds of up to 300 km/h, departing from Paris Gare du Nord and arriving into Rotterdam Centraal. Leave Paris early in the morning for an easy day trip to Rotterdam. That way, you can spend your day exploring the city’s many museums, marvelling at the modern architecture or simply basking in the lively culture. Treat yourself by upgrading to Premium (equivalent to First Class) for more spacious seats and access to the Thalys Lounge.

Ready to book? Scroll down for the journey summary and train times, as well as all the FAQs for this route.

Paris to Rotterdam by train

It takes an average of 7h 55m to travel from Paris to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 231 miles (372 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from €35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
Price€35 - €237
Distance231 miles (372 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationRotterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Rotterdam for samedi 11 juil. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:39 Paris Gare du Nord11:46 Rotterdam CentraalThalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets4h 07m, 2 changes
07:39 Paris Gare du Nord11:49 Rotterdam CentraalThalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets4h 10m, 1 change
07:46 Paris Gare du Nord12:46 Rotterdam CentraalTGV INOUI 7007 SNCF Get tickets5h 00m, 3 changes
07:46 Paris Gare du Nord12:49 Rotterdam CentraalTGV INOUI 7007 SNCF Get tickets5h 03m, 2 changes
10:25 Paris Gare du Nord13:02 Rotterdam CentraalThalys 9327 SNCF Get tickets2h 37m, direct
11:46 Paris Gare du Nord15:32 Rotterdam Centraal EurostarTGV INOUI 7031 SNCF Get tickets3h 53m, 1 change
14:25 Paris Gare du Nord18:46 Rotterdam CentraalThalys 9351 SNCF Get tickets4h 21m, 2 changes
14:25 Paris Gare du Nord18:49 Rotterdam CentraalThalys 9351 SNCF Get tickets4h 24m, 1 change
14:46 Paris Gare du Nord19:46 Rotterdam CentraalTGV INOUI 7043 SNCF Get tickets5h 00m, 3 changes
14:46 Paris Gare du Nord19:49 Rotterdam CentraalTGV INOUI 7043 SNCF Get tickets5h 03m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Paris to Rotterdam

You can travel from Paris 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 to Rotterdam

Train tickets from Paris to Rotterdam 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 €146.08.
lowest price found
from35
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price105.85
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price109.09
on the day
avg. single price146.08

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 Paris 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 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 Paris 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 to Rotterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Rotterdam is 7 hours and 55 minutes, with around 20 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 and Rotterdam by train?

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

How much does the train from Paris to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Rotterdam 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 Paris to Rotterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Rotterdam without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris to Rotterdam. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to Rotterdam leave?

The first train from Paris to Rotterdam leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Rotterdam leave?

The last train from Paris to Rotterdam leaves at 22:54. 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 and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 231 miles (372 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Rotterdam.
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 Paris to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 07/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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