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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 300km/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.
The average journey time between Rotterdam and Paris is 3 hours and 37 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 37 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 17 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Paris. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Rotterdam to Paris departs at 06:58. The last train from Rotterdam to Paris departs at 22:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam to Paris without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Rotterdam to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.