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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys

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Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris X800 / ...

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Bus via Amsterdam - Schipol Airport  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam - Schipol Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar / ...

Rideshare  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Paris 499.7 km

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Paris Gallieni 499.3 km

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) AMS - CDG

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY

Train to Brussels, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) BRU - CDG

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) DUS - CDG
Netherlands → France
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International entry into France from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into France from Netherlands

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Netherlands from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 24 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to bus via Amsterdam - Schipol Airport which costs €19 - €26 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to train which costs €110 - €230 and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Paris. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 23m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Paris is 430 km. The road distance is 499.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €110 - €230.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord takes 3h 23m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Amsterdam to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Paris is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €110 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €30 and takes 6h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €240 and takes 4h 6m.

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  • Distance: 430.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord every 2 hours. Tickets cost €110 - €230 and the journey takes 3h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris every 4 hours. Tickets cost €25 - €30 and the journey takes 6h 25m. Blablabus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam - Schipol Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Amsterdam to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Paris is 499 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Amsterdam to Paris.

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Luxair, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2521+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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