The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 37 m
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Of the 4 trains that leave Paris for Rotterdam every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||231 miles (373 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||£120 (€134)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 9 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Paris to Rotterdam cover the 231 miles (373 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £120, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £115. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Rotterdam Centraal.
You can travel by train from Paris to Rotterdam with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as £115. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Paris to Rotterdam train.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Paris and Rotterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Thalys from Paris to Rotterdam for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Thalys train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Paris to Rotterdam train with Thalys (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Paris - Rotterdam journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Paris to Rotterdam by train is 231 miles (373 km). You can book tickets for this Thalys train for as low as £115 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Thalys tickets between Paris and Rotterdam in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Thalys Paris - Rotterdam train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
Paris to Rotterdam train information with Thalys:
With direct journey times of between three hours 37 minutes and three hours 49 minutes, travelling by train to Rotterdam from Paris is a straightforward journey. There are up to nine services a day between the two cities on train routes operated by Thalys. All trains depart from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive at Rotterdam Centraal Station.
All trains services between Paris and Rotterdam are operated by Thalys, a jointly owned French-Belgian high-speed passenger service provider. Thalys rolling stock is modern with comfortable carriages and seating, while onboard facilities include individual power sockets, WiFi access, luggage storage, toilets and a bar-bistro.
All services from Paris to Rotterdam are direct with no stops en route or connections required. The fast journey time varies from just over three and a half hours to just under four hours.
There are nine departures a day from Monday to Friday with the first train leaving in the early morning. Trains then leave at regular intervals throughout the day until the last departure in the early evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is a slightly reduced number of departures with the first train leaving later and the last arrival being earlier in the evening.
Departure train station: All trains from Paris to Rotterdam depart from Paris Gare du Nord. Housed in an impressive historic building, it is one of the world's busiest stations with a large concourse that includes 36 platforms. Paris Gare du Nord is served by local, regional, intercity and international train services as well as being on Paris's Metro network. Local and suburban buses also depart from the station. Other facilities include a taxi rank, car parking, WiFi, left luggage storage, shops and restaurants.
Arrival train station: All trains travelling between Paris and Rotterdam terminate at Rotterdam Centraal Station, a new building conveniently located for the city centre. As well as intercity trains, it is served by local and regional routes as well as being a station on Rotterdam's Metro network. Station facilities include local bus stops, a taxi rank, car and bicycle parking, WiFi, shops and restaurants.
The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.
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Travel between Paris, France and Rotterdam, Netherlands by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 20/06/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Paris and Rotterdam before travelling.
Return travel from Netherlands to France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 25/06/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Rotterdam.
When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Rotterdam, your train can arrive in train stations including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Rotterdam Centraal.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Rotterdam, called Rotterdam Centraal, is located around 0.6 miles (875 m) away from its city centre.
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