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Rotterdam to Paris by train

It takes an average of 6h 50m to travel from Rotterdam to Paris by train, over a distance of around 231 miles (372 km). There are normally 12 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
Price€35 - €237
Distance231 miles (372 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Rotterdam to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Paris for Wednesday 8th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:58 Rotterdam Centraal11:35 Paris Gare du NordThalys 9322 NS Get tickets2h 37m, direct
09:10 Rotterdam Centraal14:14 Paris Gare du NordIC direct 9220 NS Get tickets5h 04m, 2 changes
09:14 Rotterdam Centraal14:14 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1131 NS Get tickets5h 00m, 3 changes
10:10 Rotterdam Centraal15:44 Paris Gare du NordIC direct 9224 NS Get tickets5h 34m, 2 changes
10:14 Rotterdam Centraal15:44 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1135 NS Get tickets5h 30m, 3 changes
12:10 Rotterdam Centraal16:05 Paris Gare du NordIC direct 9232 NS Get tickets3h 55m, 1 change
12:14 Rotterdam Centraal16:05 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1143 NS Get tickets3h 51m, 2 changes
13:10 Rotterdam Centraal18:14 Paris Gare du NordIC direct 9236 NS Get tickets5h 04m, 2 changes
13:14 Rotterdam Centraal18:14 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1147 NS Get tickets5h 00m, 3 changes
15:58 Rotterdam Centraal18:35 Paris Gare du NordThalys 9364 NS Get tickets2h 37m, direct

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

Train tickets from Rotterdam 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 €143.02.
lowest price found
from35
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price93.76
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price105.48
on the day
avg. single price143.02

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 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 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 6 hours and 50 minutes, with around 12 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 tickets from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam to Paris without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Rotterdam to Paris. 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 08:58. 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 22:14. 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.
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 Rotterdam to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 17/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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