Travelling at speeds of 300 km/hr. the Thalys high-speed train connects 17 cities across Western Europe, including Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris. Thalys trains are well known for their efficient travel times and their excellent service. If you wish to travel in luxury and save as much time as you can for sightseeing, then the Thalys is your best choice.
Thalys high-speed train
Thalys high-speed train routes
Thalys makes over 50 return trips per day and provides links to 17 cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Liège, Bruges, Ghent, and Cologne.
Paris - Brussels
via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid
Paris - Amsterdam
via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid - Antwerpen Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal Station
- Amsterdam - Brussels
- Paris - Liège
- Paris - Cologne
Brussels - Dortmund
via Köln Hbf
- Paris - Antwerp
- Brussels - Lille
When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve a seat in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.
Reservations on the Thalys high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Your Eurail pass has to be valid in at least one of the countries you travel in with Thalys.
Please note that Thalys trains offer a limited number of seats for Eurail pass holders. Once these seats are taken you will need to purchase a full-fare ticket. We advise you to reserve the trains as far in advance as possible. You can start making reservations up to 3 months in advance.
How to make reservations for the Thalys
You can reserve your seat on the Thalys in the following ways:
By calling the Belgian Railways (NMBS) booking center (+32 (0) 70 79 79 79)
Pass 1 fares
|Train type||1st class||2nd class||Reservation type|
|Thalys Paris - Belgium*||30 euros||20 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Paris - Germany||35 euros||25 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Paris - the Netherlands||35 euros||25 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Lille - the Netherlands||25 euros||15 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Belgium - the Netherlands||25 euros||15 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Belgium - Germany||30 euros||20 euros||Mandatory|
*When traveling from Paris to Brussels National Airport, you'll need to pay an additional 5 euros.
Facilities and services
Facilities may differ per train and route.