Train Amsterdam to Paris
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Cheap Train tickets from Amsterdam to Paris
With Happyrail.com you can buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Amsterdam to Paris. The best chance to get cheap tickets for the Thalys between Amsterdam and Paris is to book early, you can buy tickets up to three months in advance, and / or avoid weekends and rush hour trains.
Trains from Amsterdam to Paris
The Thalys is the direct train between Amsterdam Centraal and Paris Gare du Nord and is a very comfortable high speed train with free wifi and a on board bistro. In the first class a meal and a drink in included with the ticket. First class passengers can also use the station lounges at Amsterdam Centraal and Paris Gare du Nord.
Connections and duration
Everyday you can take up to eleven direct trains between Amsterdam and Paris. The first train starts very early in the morning, the last train departs early in the evening. The travel time between the two cities is 3 hours and 18 minutes. Between Brussels and Paris and Rotterdam and Amsterdam the Thalys reaches speeds up to 300 km/h.
Is is also possible, and sometimes cheaper, to take the intercity train from Amsterdam to Brussels and change to the direct Thalys from the Belgian capital to Paris. The journey takes about 1.5 hours longer, but can save you a lot of money.
If you are travelling with a bike, you are not allowed to take the Thalys unless you completely fold your bike. But here is a good alternative: take the regular train from Amsterdam to Lille with one change in Antwerp and take the direct TGV from Lille to Paris. Not all but a few TGV's have special places for bikes on board. Only for the TGV you have to make a reservation. You can take your bike from Amsterdam to Lille just with you, but you have to a special inyternational bicycle ticket at the station.
Railway Station Amsterdam
Amsterdam Centraal is the main station in Amsterdam is in the middle of the centre. You can walk from the station to the canals, the Dam and other major attractions. To go to Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh museum is is walk of about 30 minutes, it's also possible to take a tram or rent a bike to get there quicker.
Railway Station Paris
The Thalys departs and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord, the major station for trains to the north of France, like Lille or Reims, and the Eurostar to Londen. The station is well connected to the city centre by the subway. You can walk from the staion to Montmartre and the Sacre Couer (about a half hour) Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. In and around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi.
Train travel from Amsterdam
- Train Amsterdam to Berlin, 6 hours and 4 minutes, up to 16 trains a day, direct
- Train Amsterdam to Brussels, 1 hour and 45 minutes, up to 34 trains a day, direct
- Train Amsterdam to London, 4 hours and 34 minutes, up to 23 trains a day, 1 change
Train travel from Paris
- Train Paris to Bordeaux, 3 hours and 12 minutes, up to 24 trains a day, direct
- Train Paris to London, 2 hours and 23 minutes, up to 18 trains a day, direct
- Train Paris to Nice, 5 hours and 34 minutes, up to 12 trains a day, direct
Hotels and Car Rentals nearby stations
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