Thalys high-speed train

Thalys high-speed train at platform Cologne, Germany

Travelling at speeds of 300 km/hr. the Thalys high-speed reduces travel times between 17 cities across Western Europe, including Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris allowing you plenty of time for sightseeing. Thalys trains are not only renowned for their efficient travel times but also for their excellent service. The 1st class (comfort 1) offers free WiFi and a selection of reading material in many languages. If a meal is being served it will be brought to your seat or you can visit the bar/bistro which has a great selection of organic and fair trade snacks and drinks. The 2nd class (comfort 2) service also offers a high quality service with the option to purchase unlimited or hourly WiFi access. If you prefer a fast connection between cities and want to spend your time exploring new cities then the Thalys is the option for you.

Thalys routes
How to make a reservation
Facilities and Services


Thalys and Eurostar high-speed trains crossings fields in France

Thalys and Eurostar high-speed trains crossings fields in France

Thalys train at platform Paris Gare du Nord, France

Thalys train at platform Paris Gare du Nord, France

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.

Map with Thalys routes
The Thalys also connects to the Eurostar routes for speedy travel to and from the UK and makes connections to Dusseldorf airport. Thalys trains make the following direct connections:
  • - Brussels

    via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid

  • - Amsterdam

    via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid - Antwerpen Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal Station

  • - Liège
  • - Cologne
  • Brussels - Cologne

    via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid

  • - Antwerp
  • Brussels - Lille



Eurail pass holders pay a supplement for travel with the Thalys. Thalys offers two types of fares:
‘Pass 1 fare’ for holders of passes covering the whole of the journey (e.g. Global Pass) and ‘Pass 2 fare’ for pass holders whose pass partially covers the journey (e.g. One Country Pass). In general reservation fees start from €32 (2nd class) and €51 for 1st class. 1st class generally includes a drink and snack. You can check the exact pass fares for various routes at Please note that the special pass holder fare is subject to availability, so try to reserve as early as possible.
For details and fares for other routes, visit the Thalys website

How to make a reservation

  • Phone:
    ÖBB booking center: +43 5 1717 (open 24/7)
    CFL booking center:  +352 2489 2489 (open Monday-Friday from 07.00 to 19.00. Except on national holidays)

  • Reservations can be made at the THALYS STORE  which is located at Bahnhofvorplatz, across Köln Hbf station (Cologne) or at the international ticket desks in Belgium, France and the Netherlands

More information on making reservations for Thalys can be found here

Thalys Reservation

Reservation : Mandatory

Route: Paris – Amsterdam

  • 2nd class: €39

  • 1st class: €62 


Route: Paris - Brussels

  • 2nd class: €30

  • 1st class: €42 


Route: Paris - Cologne

  • 2nd class: €36 

  • 1st class: €51 


Route: Paris - Lille (from April 2014)

  • 2nd class: not yet available

  • 1st class: not yet available

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • WiFi internet

Facilities may differ per train and route.

Operated by:
Logo of German railway DB Deutsche Bahn (DB)
Belgium-NMBS-SNCB-logo NMBS / SNCB
Logo of French railway SNCF SNCF
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