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Travelling from Rotterdam to Paris by train

Looking to travel from Rotterdam to Paris by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 10 minutes to travel from Rotterdam to Paris by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 37 minutes though. You'll usually find 18 trains per day running along the 231 miles (372 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Paris. Travelling at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), high-speed Thalys trains offer fast comfortable journeys to Paris. Onboard you'll find three seat classes to choose from, free WiFi and an onboard restaurant.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Rotterdam to Paris start from €35.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Paris by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Rotterdam to Paris by train

It takes an average of 5h 10m to travel from Rotterdam to Paris by train, over a distance of around 231 miles (372 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
PriceFrom €35
Distance231 miles (372 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train06:58
Last train22:21
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus

Rotterdam to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Paris for Monday 15th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
16:58 Rotterdam Centraal19:35 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9370 Thalys Get tickets2h 37m, direct
17:58 Rotterdam Centraal20:35 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9376 Thalys Get tickets2h 37m, direct
18:58 Rotterdam Centraal21:38 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9382 Thalys Get tickets2h 40m, direct
19:58 Rotterdam Centraal22:38 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9388 Thalys Get tickets2h 40m, direct
20:58 Rotterdam Centraal23:38 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9394 Thalys Get tickets2h 40m, direct
22:11 Rotterdam Centraal08:14 Paris Gare du Nordic direct 9272 NS Get tickets10h 3m, 2 changes
22:11 Rotterdam Centraal08:35 Paris Gare du Nordic direct 9272 NS Get tickets10h 24m, 1 change
22:14 Rotterdam Centraal08:14 Paris Gare du NordIC 1183 NS Get tickets10h 0m, 3 changes
22:14 Rotterdam Centraal08:35 Paris Gare du NordIC 1183 NS Get tickets10h 21m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Rotterdam to Paris

You can travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Paris

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris starts at €35 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 Rotterdam 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 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Paris is 5 hours and 10 minutes, with around 18 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 Rotterdam and Paris by train?

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

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Rotterdam to Paris can start from as little as €35 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Rotterdam to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam to Paris without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Rotterdam to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Rotterdam to Paris leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam to Paris 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.

What's the distance between Rotterdam and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Paris 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 Paris to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rotterdam to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/15/2022. 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 11/03/2022 for travel on 11/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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