Paris to Utrecht 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.

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  1. Cheapest Price $92.27
  2. 30 day advance $136.01
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 32m
  • Distance
    409 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 15m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Utrecht by train

Fast trains from Paris to Utrecht take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 409 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Utrecht.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Utrecht?

Journeys between Paris and Utrecht usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Paris to Utrecht every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 33 departures.

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

The Paris to Utrecht train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Utrecht 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 05:50, and the last at 19:43.

What's the Paris to Utrecht train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Utrecht are $92.27.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $136, 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 Utrecht train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Utrecht by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Utrecht?

More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Utrecht, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Thalys

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

Utrecht to Paris by train

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Thalys & Intercity

The journey starts with a high-speed run on a Thalys train from Paris to the Netherlands. You then change at Rotterdam Centraal, Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Centraal onto a Dutch domestic Intercity service (or a local train) for the short onward hop to Utrecht.

Paris to Schiphol

The sleek red Thalys trains used on the Paris to Schiphol and Amsterdam 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 take just three hours for the run to Schiphol Airport, making just three intermediate stops along the way at Brussels, Antwerp and Rotterdam. The route crosses Picardy and Flanders, so lots of pancake-flat terrain with glimpses of pretty towns and villages along the way.

Amsterdam Schiphol may be mainly associated with planes, but it’s an important hub on the Dutch domestic rail network, so upon arrival in Schiphol you’ll find a useful range of onward connections to cities across the Netherlands. Experienced travellers often favour it as an easier place to change trains than Amsterdam Centraal.

Schiphol to Utrecht

From early morning until late evening, there are four Intercity trains each hour from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Utrecht. After midnight direct trains to Utrecht run hourly. The route cuts through the southern suburbs of Amsterdam, with trains making two intermediate stops on the 30-minute journey to Utrecht. You’ll arrive at the Centraal station in Utrecht, from where it is a short walk east to the heart of the Old Town.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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