What is the best/cheapest way to get from Amsterdam airport to Paris when you don't have exact dates on your arrival? (flying standby)

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
4024 posts

I don't know the stand-by rules for your airline, so I don't know the approx. range of dates you might be talking about, but you could consider buying a couple of days worth of (cheap) advance-purchase rail tickets from; they could be 35€ for the lowest fares (2nd cl). A walk-up fare will be closer to 129€ or 205€, depending on whether 2nd class is sold out or not. Blowing 35€ might be easier to live with ;-) Heck, even blowing 70€ would be can purchase tickets online 90 days in advance of your travel date, and that's when I would try to buy them, too!

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
4742 posts

You can investigate buses on Looking at tickets for tomorrow (so, no advance purchase discount), they cost €46 (if you decline the insurance) and take 7:15. The bus station is reached by Metro from the main train station, and that in turn is a short train ride from the airport.