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It is very easy to travel by train from Amsterdam to Paris. The route is served between nine and twelve times per day by high-speed Thalys trains. This is a premium service, aimed first and foremost at the business market, but some good deals are available if you are able to book well in advance and can opt for the more lightly loaded off-peak services. Tickets for Thalys services from Amsterdam to Paris usually go on sale three months prior to travel.
The 524-km journey from Amsterdam to Paris takes in the territory of three countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and France. All three countries are members of Schengen so, while there may be some light-touch security checks on the train, there are no border formalities as such.
Amsterdam to Paris
The high-speed Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Paris depart from Centraal Station in Amsterdam and then stop to pick up passengers at Schiphol Airport. They make three further stops on their journey to Paris: these are in Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. These very comfortable trains take not much more than three hours for the run to Paris. Arrival in the French capital is at Paris Nord. The majority of the journey is on high-speed lines through the predominantly flat landscapes of Holland, Flanders and Picardy.
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- From Arles from £44.00
- From Bayeux from £13.50
- From Geneva from £25.50
- From Selestat from £43.50
- From Bologna from £34.30
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