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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Zaandam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

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

€117 - €239

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Bus  •  6h 36m

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

€23 - €47

4 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport  •  8h 53m

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

€32 - €45

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Zaandam 509.5 km

€60 - €95

Fly from Paris CDG  •  4h 31m

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

€87 - €162

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORY - AMS

€73 - €216

Paris to Zaandam by train

The train journey time between Paris and Zaandam is around 3h 54m and covers a distance of around 529 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 40m. Operated by Thalys and Dutch Railways (NS), the Paris to Zaandam train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Zaandam. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 54m
Fastest train time:
3h 40m
Train distance:
529 km
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€117
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Zaandam train 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 Zaandam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Zaandam 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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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Zaandam is to bus which costs €23 - €50 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Zaandam is to train which costs €110 - €240 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Zaandam. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Zaandam via Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Paris and Zaandam is 435 km. The road distance is 509.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Zaandam without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €110 - €240.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Paris to Zaandam, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Zaandam is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €110 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €50 and takes 6h 36m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €170 and takes 4h 31m.

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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 Zaandam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Zaandam.
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  • Distance: 434.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Zaandam, 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, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Amsterdam Sloterdijk every 4 hours. Tickets cost €25 - €30 and the journey takes 6h 25m. Blablabus also services this route 5 times a day.

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 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
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 Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €30
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
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 - €20
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Zaandam is 509 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Paris to Zaandam.

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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 761+ hotels available in Zaandam. 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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