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Thalys high-speed train

Traveling at speeds of 300 km per hour, the Thalys high-speed train connects 17 cities across Western Europe. 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. Start in Amsterdam, or take the Paris to Brussels train - it's up to you!

Thalys routes

Thalys train map with routes

Want to take the Paris to Brussels train or travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp? You might want to head the other way and take the train from Belgium to Paris. Thalys trains make over 50 return trips per day and provide links to 17 cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Liège, Bruges, Ghent, and Cologne.


The Thalys train map shows where you can go.


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
  • Paris - Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam - Brussels
  • Paris - Liège
  • Paris - Cologne
  • Brussels - Dortmund

    via Köln Hbf

  • Paris - Antwerp
  • Brussels - Lille




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 all 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:


Reservation fees

Train type 1st class (Comfort class) 2nd class (Standard class)
Thalys Paris - Belgium* €32 €27
Thalys Paris - Germany €30 €30
Thalys Paris - the Netherlands €37 €32
Thalys Belgium - the Netherlands €27 €22
Thalys Belgium - Germany €32 €27

*When traveling from Paris to Brussels National Airport, you'll need to pay an additional 5 euros.


Travel classes

Travel classes on Thalys trains


There are 2 travel classes on Thalys trains available for Eurail Pass holders:

  • Standard class: available for 1st and 2nd class Pass holders
  • Comfort class: available for 1st class Pass holders


Please note that if you want to travel with Thalys, you need to be in the possession of a Eurail Global Pass. If you want to take an international train when you have a One Country Pass, you can go as far as the border of the country where your Pass is valid. From here you'll have to buy a point-to-point ticket to cross the border to your final destination. When using the Benelux Pass, both countries need to be included in the Pass while travelling by Thalys.

Added value to your trip


The Thalys is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering free WiFi, individual power sockets, and free newspapers. This is why reservation fees for the Thalys are higher than average. With your reservation you can also enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels. For more information, see the Thalys website.


Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Disabled facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Waiter service
  • WiFi internet

Facilities may differ per train and route.

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