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How to Get From Paris to Amsterdam by Train

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. Find out what your travel options are and how you can have a smooth and pleasant journey by train.

Video train route Paris - Amsterdam

Train options for Paris to Amsterdam

Map with train route Paris to Amsterdam


High-speed train Regional train

Travel time

3hr 20 minutes 8hr 20 minutes

Seat reservations

Mandatory Not required


Paris Nord -
Amsterdam Centraal
Paris Nord -
Amsterdam Centraal

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

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.

Traveling by high-speed train

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Paris to Amsterdam is by taking the Eurostar 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.

Traveling by regional train

Regional train crossing 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.