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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.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Amsterdam
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
"Journey was comfortable"Md. Nazmul Hossain c.
Travel from Zurich to Paris was very comfortable. Food in the train was also very good. Altogether it was a nice experience.
"Excllent"Md. Nazmul Hossain c. 18/04/2014
I have travelled from Paris to Interlaken Ost, it was the best travel of my life,the comfort of seats, dinning in the train compartment is a very good experience, and the behavior of staff is very polite and very cooperative. I would like to travel again and again.
"From London to Paris"Jonathan g. 17/04/2014
The train ride from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord was a smooth ride. The train took off on time and even arrived slightly ahead of time in Paris that was expected. The seats were comfortable and staff were very friendly. On my way, back from Paris, the staff showed unlimited concern to an elderly passenger who was sitting around me. Very impressed.
"Amsterdam to Paris train"Noor Soffalina s. 16/04/2014
The train arrived on time. Staffs at the train station checked if everybody have the right tickets, and usher them to the correct area on the platform based on your carriage number. So you dont have to run all the way back if your seat is at the last carriage. However, they should have advise us earlier what to so with big luggage. We only know afterwards that we should take another door which have the bag storage racks. We got our seat and the train starts departing Amsterdam CS. After a while, announcement was made that the cafe was open. Since we didnt have breakfast, we went there to buy some food. We had to wait quite a while, the staff wasnt even ready. upon returning to our seats, we were surprise to find people in our seats. After a while, we figured out that we had the correct seat number but wrong carriage number. That was super confusing! There is no where in the train to know which carriage number it is. And every carriage has the same seat number?? It would be beneficial to have those clearly written. As the train make stops along the way to take passengers, so once you are in your seat, do not think it's definitely yours, you might get it wrong like us.
"Fast and efficient!"Emily y. 13/04/2014
We took the train from Paris to Reims for champagne tours and it was quiet, comfortable, fast and fun! I recommend!
"A great train trip"Willa s. 12/04/2014
As on previous CDG trips, this one was great- arrival and departure right on time, comfortable seating and the wonderful convenience of leaving from the airport., Our only problem was in booking - I didn't take note ot the site I booked (and paid ) on so when an email of confirmation did not arrive, I was unable to track our tickets and had to re-book and re-pay.
"Zurich to Paris by TGV"Vaughan h. 12/04/2014
Nice fast trip in comfortable seating. Good range of food in the dining car, helpful staff.
"Paris long weekend"Stewart g. 10/04/2014
Easy to book, fast and reliable the TVG was exactly what you would expect from a premier rail service. The return journey on the ICE was good but not equal to the TGV experience. I would and have happily recommended the service to friends.
"Paris to London"Leslie a. 10/04/2014
Fast, courteous service. Will use again
"Train from Rennes to CDG "Barbara m. 13/12/2013
I booked in advance and managed to obtain return first class tickets at a good price. The journeys were fast, smooth, warm, quiet and comfortable. I look forward to many more train journeys in the future.
"Trip from Paris to London"Xuan Tian s. 11/12/2013
Booking a Eurostar train from Paris Gare Du Nord to London St Pancras was easy and fast. However, we were unable to choose our seats and we got a back facing seat. It was quite uncomfortable and we didn't like siting back facing. It would be good if Rail Europe allow choosing of seats on the website.
"Aachen to Paris"Marc p. 10/12/2013
We traveled to Germany with my husband on business. It was very convenient to get to the Aachen train station and then to Paris. The train station in Paris was 2 blocks from our hotel. The ease of taking the train helped make the trip memorable. The train was clean and neat and the seat have adequate room if you have to travel for long periods of time.
"Trip to Paris"Siu Wang Stephen w. 10/12/2013
A very good trip.
"Excellent Experience"Ai Luan p. 10/12/2013
Very convenience and value for money for our Paris-London trip.
"Paris to Amsterdam"Luke g. 07/12/2013
Good price/ Good time/ Everything exceeded my expectation! Overall very happy with the service.