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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 40m

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

€95 - €200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 15m

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

€15 - €28

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Rotterdam Central Station N803

€26 - €32

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Rotterdam Centraal Station 437.9 km

€55 - €80

Fly from Paris CDG, train  •  4h 30m

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

€90 - €223

Fly from Paris Orly, train  •  4h 26m

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

€76 - €277

Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station by train and walk

The journey time between Paris and Rotterdam Centraal Station is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 448 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 37m. Operated by Thalys, the Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Rotterdam Centraal Station. Typically 43 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 38m
Fastest journey time:
2h 37m
Journey distance:
448 km
Services per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:55
Last service departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station train and walk schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from France.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rotterdam Centraal Station is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rotterdam Centraal Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rotterdam Centraal Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station is to bus, which costs €15 - €28 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station is to train which costs €95 - €200 and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Rotterdam. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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

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The distance between Paris and Rotterdam Centraal Station is 373 km. The road distance is 437.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs €95 - €200.

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The train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal takes 2h 37m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs €95 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €28 and takes 6h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station.
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  • Distance: 372.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal every 2 hours. Tickets cost €95 - €200 and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 6h 10m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

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 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
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 Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.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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Paris to Rotterdam Centraal Station bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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

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

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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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There are 247+ hotels available in Rotterdam Centraal Station. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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