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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal

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Bus via Lille

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille Bus Station Europe to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
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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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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Barbados, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Georgia, Haiti, Jordan, Mauritius, Montenegro, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Somalia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and Venezuela
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Eswatini, Georgia, Haiti, Jordan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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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, 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
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction 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: 21 Dec 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to bus via Lille which costs €19 - €29 and takes 7h 20m.

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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 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen via Lille Bus Station Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 19m.

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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 19m and costs €110 - €230.

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The train from Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 19m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris 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 19m and costs €110 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Lille, which costs €19 - €29 and takes 7h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €210 and takes 4h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 430.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Amsterdam, 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, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Amsterdam via Lille and Lille Bus Station Europe in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €650
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
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
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ouibus
Website
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lille Bus Station Europe to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Union Ivkoni
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 Union Ivkoni, arrive at Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen 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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Luxair, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Paris to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 2080+ 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 34 min and costs €15 - €27.

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