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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Valence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Valence France

Train via Lille

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Valence

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville

Train to Brussels, fly to Lyon, train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS)
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Marseille (MRS)
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Montpellier (MPL)
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Sud De France to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud

Amsterdam to Valence by train

2 Weekly Trains
6h 16m Average Duration
€190 Cheapest Price
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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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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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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 Valence is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Valence 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.

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Last updated: 22 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Valence is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Valence is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €90 - €240 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Valence. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Valence France via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Valence. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Valence via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Valence is 828 km. The road distance is 1016 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Valence without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs €190 - €410.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Amsterdam to Valence, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Valence is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs €190 - €410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Valence.
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  • Distance: 828.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

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

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud twice a week. Tickets cost €180 - €390 and the journey takes 5h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Valence via Lyon Perrache in around 16h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Website
Thalys
Standard
€180 - €260
Comfort
€200 - €260
Premium
€290 - €390
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
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lille Europe to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€31 - €36
1st Class
€26 - €31
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Montpellier Sud De France to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Valence France
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Valence - Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Amsterdam to Valence train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Valence is 1016 km. It takes approximately 9h 57m to drive from Amsterdam to Valence.

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easyJet, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Valence. Prices start at €87 per night.

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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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