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PARIS - AMSTERDAM - train

PARIS - AMSTERDAM - train

Postby Peter » 23 Jun 2008 - 22:12

From PARIS to AMSTERDAM by train.
Information for Interrail, Eurail travellers and persons with normal train ticket travelling the route Paris (France) to Amsterdam (Netherlands).


Train connection from Paris (France) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Pay attention to the THALYS trains: Interrail and Eurail travellers have to pay an expensive reservation fee! It is possible to travel this route by slower but free trains.

:idea: Point to point e-tickets available here. Order online and print out at home: http://thalys.raildude.com


More information at Raildude.
Paris - Amsterdam: http://www.raildude.com/en/train-connec ... rlands/100
Amsterdam - Paris: http://www.raildude.com/en/train-connec ... france/101



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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Heli23 » 12 Apr 2009 - 21:44

What's the difference between p1 and p2?

I'm looking forward to buy an interrail ticket for 22 days continuous and I'd like to travel from Paris to Amsterdam... The stop in Brussels looks nice to me, so with the Interrail ticket how much will I pay in Thalys? :roll:

thanks.
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby flemsuperhi » 12 Apr 2009 - 23:04

Hey,

Just speculating, don't understand a word of German, but did you say you could get from Paris to Cologne for 13 euros with an interrail pass? Could you direct me to a website or something/someone with information on this please? Much appreciated. :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Colog

Postby Peter » 13 Apr 2009 - 11:26

the "13 EUR" was the supplement in the past. now it is for Paris to Cologne: EUR 29... expensive for persons travelling by InterRail !!! :(



:arrow: PARIS to COLOGNE (and return) - a cheaper solution:

1) ICE France - Germany from Paris to Frankfurt (supplement of EUR 5) and then to continue by free IC/ICE to Cologne: http://www.raildude.com/en/germany/inte ... plement/de

2) TGV France-Germany from Paris to Karlsruhe (supplement of EUR 5) and then to continue by free IC/ICE to Cologne: http://www.raildude.com/en/germany/inte ... plement/de



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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 13 Apr 2009 - 11:29

@Heli23:
you travel on P1. so the fare for you Paris-Amsterdam is: EUR 33
if you only travel Paris to Brussels, it is EUR 26 - from Brussels you can take the free IC to Amsterdam! :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby marko90 » 30 May 2009 - 23:49

Does any night train exist between paris and amsterdam?
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby flow » 30 May 2009 - 23:58

Nope.
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby inguh » 14 Jun 2009 - 16:11

I'm thinking of taking a train from Odense in Denmark to Gent in Belgium. I've been searching on this page: rejseplanen.dk
And I see that I've to take a train called THA 9418 (Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Midi) Is this the same train as THALYS? Can I avoid this train?
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Colog

Postby Peter » 14 Jun 2009 - 17:58

THA is the THALYS.
There are cheaper solutions... for example by free regional and IC trains or by direct free ICE train.
Have a look on the schedule planer: http://www.raildude.com/en/interrail-tr ... tions.html
Peter :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby earthfirst » 18 Jun 2009 - 15:07

The 1) option to avoid Thalys is correct? Cause I was searching on the route planner and I can't find that schedule or the same route you mention.... :?
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 18 Jun 2009 - 16:01

Some days ago, they changed to the summer timetables. And as it seems - like you said - they cancelled this part of the connection:
Amiens Dep: 09:32 - RegionalExpress - free
Lille Flandres Arr: 10:59

To avoid travelers having a good connection without using the expensive THALYS - not nice. :(

I just updated it above!

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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby earthfirst » 18 Jun 2009 - 18:26

Found this route:

Paris Nord: 08:58 Dep. (TGV)
Lille Flandres: 10:00 Arr.

Lille Flandres: 10:08 Dep. (Regional-express)
Antwerpen Centraal: 11:54 Arr.

Antwerpen Centraal: 12:00 Dep. (Intercity)
Amsterdam Centraal: 14:06 Arr.

I think is a good route and I only have to pay 3€ for the reservation of TGV right?

Thank you :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 18 Jun 2009 - 19:58

Yes... good route - but the TGV might be still peak time - so EUR 10 ... depends on the day you travel. :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby chelo » 27 Jun 2009 - 09:50

i went 10 days ago from amstedam to pariz,to lille i took RE trains and from lille to pariz tgv at 13:00h...i bought supplements for tgv in amsterdam and they charge mi 10€ extra just because it is different country :twisted:
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby flow » 27 Jun 2009 - 10:25

How much did you pay for the TGV supplement, then? 3€ or 10€? Maybe they charge you the extra 10€ when you buy it at the counter instead of a ticket machine. :?:
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby chelo » 28 Jun 2009 - 10:16

3€ was supplement
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby respiko » 21 Jul 2009 - 19:06

i'm sorry but i can't find the first connection

Paris Nord Dep: 07:34 - IC - free
Aulnoye Aymeries Arr: 09:22

there is only this:

. Paris Nord
Aulnoye Aymeries 02.08.09
dep
arr 07:58
10:22

and it uses TGV and it stops in lille flandres first, so it's kinda pointless. and you have to pay the TGV.

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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby flow » 21 Jul 2009 - 22:01

The train doesn't run on sundays. :(

There'd be this supplement-free connection:

Paris 0806 - 0939 Laon
Laon 0956 - 1049 Hirson
Hirson 1055 - 1129 Aulnoye-Aymeries
Aulnoye-Aymeries 1136 - 1245 Lille
Lille 1305 - 1338 Kortrijk
Kortrijk 1343 - 1454 Antwerpen
Antwerpen 1500 - 1706 Amsterdam

Sound like a fun trip. :)

However, I'd suggest spending the 3€ on a TGV to Lille (1158 departure probably too late since you arrive in Lille at 1303, so it'd be the 1058 departure from Paris).

Flo 8)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby respiko » 22 Jul 2009 - 01:06

thanks flow :)

i'll probably catch the first one, at 7:58, because i'll be spending the night at the station/street. hope it isn't too dangerous :x

nuno

EDIT:

just to make sure. when should i book the TGV, is it fine if i book it 2 or 3 days before? thanks
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby flow » 22 Jul 2009 - 02:17

On this route it should be fine - especially traveling sunday morning.

However, I certainly wouldn't recommend spending the night in the Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est area. :?
You could search for a cosy bar to spend the night or take the 1958 TGV saturday evening to Lille. Continue to Amsterdam and spend the night in the train Utrecht - Amsterdam - Den Haag - Rotterdam vv. It runs all night and is quite busy; you should be fine there, I used it a few years ago.

Flo 8)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby hedgehogs123 » 04 Aug 2009 - 16:18

Hej Peter,
In terms of going Paris-Amsterdam via Frankfurt, how easy is it to get this route (frequent enough etc) TGV??? and is it still EUR 5 for the supplement costs? I cant find it on the route planner :( Just trying to finalise little details and get information together because we think this route might be a little more scenic and saves having to change trains 4/5 times...

Ian (Woooooooooo 9 days till we will be on the Eurostar heading to Paris to begin our adventure!!!!)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 04 Aug 2009 - 16:57

hej Ian ...

I think 4 times a day...
you have to search this way:

1) TGV Paris-Karlsruhe (EUR 5) | Karlsruhe-Frankfurt (by free ICE/IC) | Frankfurt-Amsterdam by ICE
2) ICE Paris-Mannheim (EUR 5) | Mannheim-Frankfurt (by free ICE/IC) | Frankfurt-Amsterdam by ICE
3) if you can't get a seat in the TGV/ICE to Germany: Paris-Strasbourg (EUR 3/10 - avoid peak times) | 2 times a day direct free EC/IC train coming from Switzerland (Basel) via Strasbourg, Luxembourg to Brussels | Brussels-Amsterdam by free IC

have fun ... :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby hedgehogs123 » 04 Aug 2009 - 17:44

What are classed as peak times in Europe, are they the same as the U.K or slightly different??
Just having a look on route planner now

Cheers dude :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 04 Aug 2009 - 19:45

it' the same everywhere...
during the week in the morning 08-10, evening 1630-19
and then Friday evening until 2100 and Sunday evening 16-2200
:)
just ask at the station as sometimes there are as well special peak days like holidays starting and so on ... but it is not to hard to find a cheap train. :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby hedgehogs123 » 04 Aug 2009 - 20:40

Wicked :)
We'll book it on the day we get into Paris, it gives us about 4 days before we need that train so hopefully it will be enough time :) :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby Peter » 05 Aug 2009 - 10:38

and if it is not enough time, use the regional trains and ICs with a bit more changes... :)
just updated the connections at the top of this topic. :)
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PARIS - AMSTERDAM | Thalys + free trains

Postby squigley » 14 Jul 2010 - 15:11

Hey everyone,

I'm also hoping to travel to Amsterdam from Paris. I can see from the website if you travel by Thalys that there is an additional charge of 37euros. How do I reserve my seat and pay this fee? I'm based in the UK, so there is no close train stations to book a reservation. Is it ok to wait to I get to Paris and reserve my seat, or am I able to do it in advance?

Thanks,

Sean. :D
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PARIS - AMSTERDAM | Thalys + free trains

Postby Peter » 14 Jul 2010 - 17:34

Hi Sean.

Usually it is no problem to get the reservation in Paris at a station as it is a frequent connection. If you are a little bit flexible, absolutely no problem.
If you want to have it before you start your trip, visit their website - you have to call them to get the InterRail discounted special fare.

Peter :)
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Re: THALYS from Paris to Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Köln (Cologne)

Postby squigley » 09 Aug 2010 - 12:11

earthfirst wrote:Found this route:

Paris Nord: 08:58 Dep. (TGV)
Lille Flandres: 10:00 Arr.

Lille Flandres: 10:08 Dep. (Regional-express)
Antwerpen Centraal: 11:54 Arr.

Antwerpen Centraal: 12:00 Dep. (Intercity)
Amsterdam Centraal: 14:06 Arr.

I think is a good route and I only have to pay 3€ for the reservation of TGV right?

Thank you :)


I've looked at this route and find that it may be a much cheaper, but not too time consuming alternative to the Thalys. However I obviously do not know these railway stations. Is it likely that the stations are small and that it would be no problem to find the next train within 5 minutes? Has anyone on the forum travelled this route yet? I do realise that there seems to be a train 1 hour after the train I am aiming to get, so it wouldn't be too bad if i missed the first train.

Thanks,

Sean :D
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Postby Peter » 09 Aug 2010 - 12:44

Hi Sean.

Usually it is no problem to get the next train - however it always can happen that one train is 30 minutes in delay and then you miss your connection train. But in general you get your next train.
Just ask the staff in the train at what platform your next train starts. It is normal to have 5-10 minutes for a change.

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