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Trains Rotterdam to Paris
Cheap Train Tickets Thalys
About 13 Thalys trains a day from Rotterdam to Paris
Fastest journey is 2 hours and 37 minutes (direct)

Trains Paris <> Rotterdam

Booking horizon  4 months
Duration 2h37
Distance  413km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Paris 06h25
Last train Paris 21h25
First train Rotterdam 06h58
Last train Rotterdam 22h09
Trains per day


Train company Thalys
Station Paris Paris Gare du Nord
Station Rotterdam Rotterdam Centraal






Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from Rotterdam to Paris

The first train leaves at 06h58 from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Gare de l'Est., the last train leaves at 22h09. The journey time is 2 hours and 37 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 11 trains run between Rotterdam and Paris. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Paris!


2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi for holders 
  • Power sockets at all seats

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Use of the NS International lounges in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport. Holders of the Thalys
  • ThePass and TheCard can use the Thalys-lounges in Brussels, Paris and Cologne.

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Railway Station Rotterdam

The railway station Rotterdam is a new modern station with a lot of eateries and shops. It is located in the centre of the city where you can easily get around by public transport as metro's and trams to major tourist sights. Outside of the station you find a taxi rank and hotels are in walking distance. 


  • Wifi: no, but available in restaurants
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: OV Bike    
  • Subway:  -
  • Bus: 10 minutes
  • Taxi: yes

Departure board

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.



Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Rotterdam Centraal Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Rotterdam Centraal - Trains to Rotterdam

Rotterdam Marriot Hotel*****

Opposite Rotterdam Centraal. Very convenient, high ratings, great views.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Cheap hotels near Rotterdam Centraal - Trains to Rotterdam

Premier Suites Rotterdam

100 meters from the station. Very spacious apartments, very high ratings.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

Cheap hotels near Rotterdam Centraal - Trains to Rotterdam

Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam Central Station***

Next to Rotterdam Centraal, located in the heart of Rotterdam. Convenient.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Cheap rental cars at Rotterdam Centraal train station

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Rental Cars

6 rental car companies near the station: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty.   

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare du Nord is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the Thalys (to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne), Eurostar (to London) and TGV's to Lille and regional trains to Reims. You can walk from the station to Montmartre and the Sacre Couer (about 30 minutes)


  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-23h15
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h10
  • Bike: 25 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 35 minutes, Metro 4 and 9 
  • Bus: 40 minutes, Bus 42
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 20 minutes, Metro 4 and 7
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 30 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 25 minutes, Metro 4 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 4 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 15 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare du Nord

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Amiens***

Walking distance: 5 minutes. Affordable, modern rooms. Typical Parisien hotel.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Whistler****

Brand new hotel in opposite of the station. Very modern, high ratings.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Terminus Nord****

Classic hotel next to the station. Modern rooms. Typical Parisien bistro. Rating 7+  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Rent a cheap car at the train station

Cheap rental cars near Paris Gare du Nord - Rent a car in Paris

Rental Cars

8 rental car companies. A few have offices in the departure hall. Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and more.