Thalys high-speed train

Thalys high-speed train at platform Cologne, Germany

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.

Please keep in mind that reservation fees for the Thalys are quite high. If you have time on your side, you can save some money by taking a regional Intercity train.

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Thalys routes
Reservations
Facilities and Services

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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:
  • 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 - Cologne

    via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid

  • Paris - Antwerp
  • Brussels - Lille

Reservations

 

Reservation: mandatory

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.

The Thalys offers two fares: the 'pass 1 fare' for holders of passes that cover the whole journey (e.g. Global Pass) and the 'pass 2 fare' for holders of passes that cover a part of the journey (e.g. One Country Pass).

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: 

Reservation fees

Pass 1 fares

Train type 1st class 2nd class Reservation type
Thalys Paris - Amsterdam 62 euros 39 euros Mandatory
Thalys Paris - Brussels 42 euros 30 euros Mandatory
Thalys Amsterdam - Brussels 55 euros 39 euros Mandatory
Thalys Paris - Cologne 51 euros 36 euros Mandatory
Thalys Amsterdam - Lille 44 euros 32 euros Mandatory

 

Pass 2 fares

Train type 1st class 2nd class Reservation type
Thalys Paris - Amsterdam 103 euros 65 euros Mandatory
Thalys Paris - Brussels 71 euros 50 euros Mandatory
Thalys Amsterdam - Brussels 76 euros 55 euros Mandatory
Thalys Paris - Cologne 85 euros 60 euros Mandatory
Thalys Amsterdam - Lille 73 euros 53 euros Mandatory

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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