There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to France by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 43 min

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

$126 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$19 - $25

9 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Paris, Paris 800

$28 - $45

Rideshare  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rotterdam to Paris 273.7 miles

$37

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Paris 276.1 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly to Strasbourg  •  3 h 51 min

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

$102 - $434

Train, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 28 min

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

$74 - $302

Train, fly to Nantes  •  4 h 31 min

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

$99 - $262

Train, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 21 min

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

$60 - $234

Train, fly to Lyon  •  4 h 43 min

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

$71 - $221

Train, fly to Luxembourg  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Luxembourg (LUX) AMS - LUX
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
  4. Take the train from Metz Ville to St Avold

$113 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to France is to bus which costs 16€ - 22€ and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to France is to train which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to France. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to France. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and France is 621 km. The road distance is 441.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to France without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Rotterdam to France, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to France bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Rotterdam to France train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to France is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Strasbourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Rotterdam to France bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to France.
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  • Distance: 387.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and France?

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam to Paris every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Paris once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Nantes via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rotterdam to Paris
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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