How to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train

Map with train route Paris Amsterdam The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is only a short train ride away from Paris. You can eat croissants beneath the Eiffel Tower in the morning and cruise through Amsterdam's canals in the afternoon. Let us tell you what your travel options are and how you can have a smooth and pleasant journey by train.

Train options for Paris to Amsterdam
Traveling by high-speed train
Traveling by regional train
Eurail passes

Video train route Paris - Amsterdam

 

Train options for Paris to Amsterdam

 

Train

Travel time

Seat reservations

From/to stations

High-speed train

3hr 20min

Mandatory

Paris Nord - Amsterdam
Centraal

Regional train

8hr 20min

Not required

Paris Nord - Amsterdam
Centraal

Traveling by high-speed train

 
Thalys train at platform Paris Gare du Nord, France

Thalys train at platform Paris Gare du Nord, France

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam is by taking the Thalys high-speed train. This fast, modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in just under 3 hours and 20 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

 

If you travel with a Eurail pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.
Read more about making seat reservations.

Traveling by regional train

 
Regional train crosses a bridge in France

Regional train crosses a bridge in France

Taking a regional train from Paris to Amsterdam means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you'll save money and have the possibility to stop along the way in beautiful cities such as Amiens and Antwerp.

 

If you're traveling with a Eurail pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.

Eurail Passes

 
Eurail pass

Eurail pass

The Eurail pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans. 
See all Eurail passes.

 

If you're only looking to travel in France and the Benelux countries (that's Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), then the Eurail Benelux-France Pass might be just the thing for you. 

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