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Paris - Amsterdam
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Main stations in Paris and Amsterdam
Paris Gare du NordOpening hours: Monday to Thursday : 6am to 8:35pm
Friday: 6am to 9:35pm
Saturday: 6am to 8:35pm
Sunday: 7:20am to 9:35pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV, Eurostar, and Thalys), Regional trains, Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Tourism office, Newsagents, Lounge, Lost and found, Car parking, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Currency exchange, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Amsterdam CentraalOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 12am
Trains operating in and from this station:
International trains (Eurostar, Thalys, ICE), High speed trains, Intercity, CityNightLine, Regional trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
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Your travel by train from Paris to Amsterdam
The high speed red Thalys trains take travellers between France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and the journey between Paris and Amsterdam takes about 3 hours. There are two levels of service on-board. Comfort 1 passengers enjoy an in-seat meal and Comfort 2 passengers can take refreshments in the buffet bar. Both of them benefit from a free Wifi access, with a Flexi fare in 2nd Class.
Paris Gare du Nord is in the centre of the city with easy access on public transport. Passengers aboard the Thalys in Paris and enjoy the ride to the city of canals. Arriving in Amsterdam, travellers will find the station on the banks of the River IJ and the city centre a short walk away. Most central hotels can be reached by foot but there are ferries, trams, buses, bikes and taxis outside the station. A regular airport service leaves from this station too.
Between Paris and Amsterdam a point to point ticket is the best option but for travellers who want to explore further afield throughout The Netherlands and beyond, there are several other options. For example, a Eurail Benelux-France pass will give unlimited train travel in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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Amsterdam has something for every visitor. For culture vultures there is the museum of Van Gogh, or the Rijksmuseum. For those who love history, there is Anne Frank’s house, or boat tours along the canals. For those who like to shop there are plenty of interesting streets to explore and for those who want to relax before going out there’s the cafes and restaurants buzzing with friendly chatter.
From Amsterdam, the rest of Europe is easily accessible by train. Take the Thalys to Germany or Brussels or explore the rest of The Netherlands’ pretty countryside, hiring bikes to explore small villages.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Amsterdam
"Excellent Experience"Ai Luan p.
Very convenience and value for money for our Paris-London trip.
"Paris to Strasbourg"John n. 27/11/2013
The train was very comfortable and the ride was quite speedy. E-tickets were very easily purchased and downloaded.
"Amsterdam to Paris"Marvin s. 25/11/2013
Good trip, comfortable. Ticket was a bit expensive though.
"Comfortable train ride"Nurhuda Binte j. 25/11/2013
It was the first time taking Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris and it was a nice experience. It was comfortable. Since we booked our tickets in advanced, it was value for money and we were allocated to seats that we wanted.
"confusing"Lynda Marie w. 22/11/2013
T he train we got on at Lille was two trains joined together which made it very confusing when trying to find the coach we were in nearly missed the train trying to find the right coach. and when we arrived in Paris the signs for the underground trains are really poor we expected better from such a large city. Arriving back at St Pancras in London the difference is startling even if you are a visitor and don,t know much of the language you would find where you are going much easier.
"Delay appallingly handled"Teong l. 20/11/2013
The train to Paris Gare Lyon was to leave Figueres Vilafant (where I boarded) at 5:20 PM. it left the station punctually enough. However, when we got to the next station (Perpignan), we were told that strong winds had caused disruptions to power lines and, as a result, the track from Perpignan to the next station was not prperly set. The solution was for everyone to alight from the train at Perpignan and take a bus (provided) to the next station to continue the journey. To my understanding, the track at the next station had been amiss since 3-ish PM (2 hours before the start of our journey). Despite that, Rail Europe had arranged only one bus on standby at Perpignan to transfer the passengers. Needless to say, one bus was barely sufficient. So the bulk of the passengers waited at the Perpignan station for just over 2 hours for the next train to arrive hoping that in the meantime the track at Perpignan would be set right. All along, it didn't seem anyone was really in charge - there were sometimes conflicting indications from the rail employees. It really was quite an appalling state of affairs. All in all, the total journey was delayed for between 2 and 3 hours and arrived in Paris way past 2 AM (not including taxi queueing time!). If you take Europe Rail, cut yourself some slack as delays (for all kinds of reasons) happen more often than you'd expect and, frustratingly, quite a tolerated scenario, especially in France. The delay was unfortunate as everything else was good.
"Excellent Service"Tausif k. 18/11/2013
Me and my family travelled to on Train from paris to London and Rome to Venice. Bought the tickets on line from Pakistan, every thing was very convenient and excellent service.
"value foe money"Tausif k. 14/11/2013
All ok i am happpy trip rail train . milan paris. value for money
"An experience"Tausif k. 13/11/2013
The staff was great. The linens were fresh. The supplies were convenient. My suggestion would include an updated train car. Toilets were smelly. Berth was well designed but had seen better days. We paid for a first class berth, but felt more like a very used hotel room. Air conditioning was nonexistent. It was a good way to travel from Pome to Paris while viewing some of the countryside, but just had to keep focused on that rather than the accommodations.
"lille to paris"Paul l. 12/11/2013
the experience was 1st class from the information as to when the train was departing to when we arrived in Paris.
"Comfortable train travel"Elton m. 11/11/2013
We travelled from Paris to Laussane it was on time, very comfortable, the lunch was of a high standard and the staff offered a high standard of service.
"Zurich to Paris by train"Elton m. 10/11/2013
The whole experience of booking and then travelling with TGV Lyria has been fantastic. I will definitely use it again. Thank you.
"Montbard to Paris EASY"Deborah o. 09/11/2013
What an easy quick way to get into the heart of Paris and back to Burgundy in one day!
"TGV Turin to Paris"David w. 06/11/2013
It was a nice trip but was unable to connect with the WiFi on the train even though I was charged for it. Very convenient.
"Bus to the Gare du Nord"David w. 06/11/2013
If you take the bus to the Gare du Nord, it may drop you in a side street. Be sure to walk round to the front of the station before trying to go in. We had problems getting in the side entrance, as our Eurostar tickets would not scan there.