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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $42.83
  2. 30 day advance $111.76
  3. 7 day advance $147.24
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    2hr 59m
  1. Travelling by train from Paris to Amsterdam has never been easier. The route is served between nine and twelve times per day by high-speed Thalys trains. Additional options are available with one easy change of train at Brussels Midi. For the direct trains, there is just the one operator: Thalys. It's worth noting that the supplements for holders of Eurail and Interrail passes are especially high on this route. So this is an instance where, even if you have a pass, you'll be better off to buy a discounted advance purchase ticket well prior to travel.

    The 524-kilometre journey from Paris to Amsterdam takes in three countries: France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 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.

    Ticket sales for your journey from Paris to Amsterdam usually open four months in advance. This is a popular business route and you are likely to find better deals if you opt for off-peak services (particularly late evening or at weekends).


    Paris to Amsterdam

    The sleek red Thalys trains used on the Paris to Amsterdam route are very much like regular French TGVs, but with Thalys’ own distinctive corporate decor. The departure point in Paris is the Gare du Nord. These very comfortable trains take not much more than three hours for the run to Amsterdam Centraal, making just four intermediate stops along the way: two in Belgium and two in the Netherlands. The route crosses Picardy and Flanders, so lots of pancake-flat terrain with glimpses of pretty towns and villages along the way.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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