There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$120 - $160

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Rotterdam 800 / ...

$15 - $100

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Bus, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Antwerpen 848408
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$32 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Rotterdam 273.9 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam (AMS) CDG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$73 - $322

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam (AMS) ORY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$56 - $250

Fly Paris Orly to Rotterdam  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rotterdam (RTM) ORY - RTM

$123 - $563

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$133 - $365

Train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$163 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Rotterdam is to bus and train which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Rotterdam is to train which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris-Nord and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Paris and Rotterdam is 373 km. The road distance is 438.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 100€ - 140€.

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The train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Paris to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rotterdam is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 85€ and takes 6 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 480€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 233 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Rotterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris to Rotterdam 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
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 Antwerpen-Berchem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Paris to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Paris to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Rotterdam is 438 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Paris to Rotterdam.

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KLM and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Paris to Rotterdam bus tickets online with Busbud, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 570+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs 10€.

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