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There are 7 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 26m

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

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Bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Bus via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 802

Rideshare  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam 498 km

Drive  •  5h 3m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam 501.5 km

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORY - AMS

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The cost-effective way to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs €16 - €35 and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs €70 - €210 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Amsterdam is 431 km. The road distance is 501.5 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs €110 - €240.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs €110 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €35 and takes 7h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 430.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal every 2 hours. Tickets cost €110 - €230 and the journey takes 3h 19m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 5 times a day. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 7h 20m. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€11 - €220
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Transilien
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€32 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam is 501 km. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Amsterdam.

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Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and KLM offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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