Paris to Rotterdam by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $35.37
  2. 30 day advance $140.76
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    373 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from Paris to Rotterdam take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 373 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Rotterdam.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Rotterdam?

Direct trains from Paris to Rotterdam have been found.

We usually find around 41 direct trains on the route from Paris to Rotterdam every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Rotterdam?

The Paris to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to Rotterdam train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:08 and the last train is around 20:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:15, and the last at 19:25.

What's the Paris to Rotterdam train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Rotterdam are $35.37.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $140, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Paris to Rotterdam train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Rotterdam by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Rotterdam?

Thalys is the train company that operates on the route from Paris to Rotterdam.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Rotterdam to Paris by train

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Travelling by train from Paris to Rotterdam has never been easier. The route is served each day by high-speed Thalys trains. Additional options are available with one easy change of trains at Brussels Midi.

The journey takes in three countries: France, Belgium and the Netherlands. All three countries are members of Schengen so, while there may be some light-touch security checks on the train, there are no border formalities as such.

Paris to Rotterdam

The sleek red Thalys trains used on the Paris to Rotterdam route are very much like regular French TGVs, but with Thalys’ own distinctive corporate decor. The departure point in Paris is the Gare du Nord. These very comfortable trains make just two intermediate stops in Belgium along the way (at Brussels and Antwerp). The route crosses Picardy and Flanders, so lots of pancake-flat terrain with glimpses of pretty towns and villages along the way.

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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.