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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 21m

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

110€ - 230€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

16€ - 30€

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Night bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Amsterdam - Schipol Airport > Rotterdam > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

19€ - 25€

Rideshare  •  6h

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam 498 km

32€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam 496.2 km

65€ - 100€

Fly from Paris CDG  •  4h 16m

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

97€ - 181€

Fly from Paris Orly  •  4h 7m

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

78€ - 265€

France → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is partially 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), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

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

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from France
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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 Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam 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.

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to night bus which costs 19€ - 25€ and takes 7h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train. Taking this option will cost 110€ - 230€ and takes 3h 21m.

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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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Paris and Amsterdam is 430 km. The road distance is 496.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs 110€ - 230€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 21m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs 110€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 30€ and takes 6h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 190€ and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 430.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal 4 times a day. Tickets cost 110€ - 230€ and the journey takes 3h 21m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 5 times a day. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 6h 15m. 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
95€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
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
35€ - 360€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
13€ - 220€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
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
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Amsterdam is 496 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Paris to Amsterdam.

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

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Book your Paris to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Paris to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 3626+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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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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