Thalys

Thalys
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Key features

  • Paris - Amsterdam: 03:17
  • Book early, save up to 70%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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Thalys

Thalys, high speed trains and best way to travel between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.

The high speed red Thalys trains travel at a speed of up to 300 km/h and connect Belgium to France, Germany and the Netherlands. The high speed trains run frequently – up to 23 daily returns between Paris and Brussels and offer passengers eight carriages and the choice of Comfort 1 (first class) or Comfort 2 (second class). Travelling on the Thalys means you can go from the centre of one incredible European city directly the heart of another. And if you want to lengthen your break why not travel all over the continent?

Popular journeys and travel durations

Thalys high-speed trains allows you to travel between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in style and comfort at a speed of up to 300 km/h. Whether you want to explore Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam or Cologne, Thalys will take you there.


Amsterdam Paris 03:17 AU$ 55
Frankfurt Paris 05:49 AU$ 55
Paris Brussels 01:22 AU$ 45
Brussels Amsterdam 01:50 AU$ 45
Brussels Frankfurt 04:18 AU$ 30
Cologne Paris 03:15 AU$ 55
Paris Brugge 02:26 AU$ 45
Brussels Cologne 01:47 AU$ 30
Rotterdam Paris 02:37 AU$ 73
Paris Dusseldorf 03:41 AU$ 55
Rotterdam Amsterdam 00:37 AU$ 33
Brussels Lille 00:36 AU$ 30
Paris Antwerp 02:02 AU$ 45
Brussels Rotterdam 01:10 AU$ 45
Antwerp Amsterdam 01:12 AU$ 45
Dusseldorf Brussels 02:20 AU$ 30
Brussels Antwerp 00:35 AU$ 39
Hanover Paris 07:28 AU$ 55
Mannheim Paris 06:23 AU$ 55
Aachen Paris 02:36 AU$ 55
Liege Paris 02:08 AU$ 45
Paris Charleroi 01:53 AU$ 39
Ghent Paris 02:02 AU$ 45
Ostend Paris 02:41 AU$ 64
Essen Paris 04:20 AU$ 55
Paris Namur 02:23 AU$ 39

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • Thalys tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide



Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

More details

Anyone looking to explore France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany will enjoy travelling on the high speed Thalys trains, which whisk passengers to their destinations at speeds of 300km/h.

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Experience the service

Before you board

It’s always best to plan ahead and for help organising your onward journey or deciding where to stay on arrival, take a look at which station you will be arriving at. Remember some cities have more than one main train station.

Don’t worry about long check in queues at the station – when travelling with Thalys you don’t need to check in. You can board the train and get settled. Just have your ticket to hand for the inspector.

Onboard

Thalys trains offer a comfortable modern service in both Comfort 1 and Comfort 2. Comfort 1 passengers benefit from free wifi access and are served a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) in their seats. Comfort 2 passengers can enjoy snacks and refreshments from the buffet-bar car and can also access wifi for a small charge. You can buy Paris Metro tickets on board from the bar-buffet car.
Classes and facilities offered by Thalys
First class Second class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Taxi reservation Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination. At an additional cost.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.


Highlights

Meal services on Thalys trains

  • In 1st class you receive a full meal on board Thalys trains, in the comfort of your own seat. Meals served are breakfast, lunch and dinner and include a choice of drinks, cold starter and main course, bread and dessert. In 2nd class you have full access to the bar buffet, which offers (you) a selection of food and beverages, as well as organic and fair trade products. Whichever class you travel on Thalys, and whatever time of day it is, you know that you will not be hungry!

Stay connected with Thalys!

  • WI-FI connection is available on board all Thalys trains, so that you can work as you travel, or be in touch with friends and family via your computer. This service is complimentary for 1st class passengers and also available for 2nd class passengers, but at an additional cost. So if you need to stay connected you can – keeping continuity in your busy work day or organising your social life for the evening!

Thalys helps you get to "Any Belgian Station"

  • Thalys works very closely with the SNCB train network to ensure good coordination and continuity of service. The “Any Belgian Station” fare includes both the Thalys and the Belgian leg of the journey, at a minimal extra cost, and is valid for two days either before or after your Thalys journey. You have no need to book a reservation for the local Belgian train ride – as you can imagine, this fare is convenient and saves time! Let Thalys help make travelling in Belgium easy for you!

More details

Taking the high speed Thalys trains around Europe will add a touch of class and style to your trip.

On board


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F.A.Q

  • Q. When do I need to check in before boarding a Thalys train?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Thalys trains connect to?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Thalys offer?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Thalys (Paris to Brussels and Amsterdam)?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Thalys trains?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Thalys ticket?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Thalys tickets?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Thalys?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book Thalys tickets?

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (1096)

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Overall appreciation

Excellent 44% Very good 35% Average 16% Poor 3% Terrible 2%



  • "Train to Amsterdam"    
    Very comfortable fast trip. Station staff in Paris very helpful in expediting boarding as we were travelling with an infant. Much appreciated. One minor inconvenience was our carriage both boarding and disembarking was at far end of the platform making a long walk with luggage and baby and no assistance or trolleys. Otherwise most enjoyable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Amsterdam to paris trip"    
    Couldnt fault the train for comfort and an enjoyable trip. We enjoyed the lunch which was surprisingly fresh and tasty. We were a bit unnerved when a group of six men carrying guns who we assume were security "frisked" a fellow passenger and spent about 10 minutes searching and questioning him. I was concerned about the lack of screening at the Central Railway Station in Amsterdam and other stations when boarding the train. Also as older travellers we struggled to get our suitcases up on the stairs to the train with no assistance available. Otherwise excellent trip!!    Convenience
  • "Excellent transport"    
    Really enjoyed our train ride from Paris to Amsterdam. Seats were comfortable, we arrived on time and we had great wifi during the entire journey.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "overcrowded after Brussels"    
    from Lille the trip was extremely comfortable and quiet , after a massive influx of travellers in Brussels , the aisles became over crowded with people and luggage and it became difficult to navigate to the toilets and refreshment car....    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Disappointed!"    
    I know it's a means to a end but I expected more. The seating was quite tight in economy and the Internet was not working. Coffee was good!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Happy travelers"    
    Very happy with our trip from Paris Nord to Amsterdam - would do it all again    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Europe 2016"    
    Travelled 2nd class , was a comfortable journey. No regrets or complaints.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Thalys, a great way to travel"    
    Recently our family of 4 travelled 1st class from Amsterdam to Paris. We enjoyed our journey immensely, it was relaxing and allowed us to enjoy the country side as we passed by. The service prior to and whilst on board was exceptional. We would recommend this form of travel with Thalys to other families.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable Journey "    
    We arrived at station about 15 mins before departure and was happy to get to platform just as train pulled up. Bags on , straight to correct seat and we were away. Trip was smooth, attendants Courteous, identification of coaches and seating excellent. Very happy with Thalys    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel"    
    Enjoyed not having to go through airport control and procedures, just jump on board and relax.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Thalys Review"    
    Everything about this trip with Thalys was first class. The security check-in, my seat and the service on board.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Amsterdam to Paris First Class"    
    On time, very comfortable, great service and great food.  
  • "Amsterdam to Paris"    
    Convenient way to travel from Amsterdam to Gare du Nord Paris. 1st class, carriage 12 does not have anywhere to store luggage. You have to leave your luggage in carriage 13 which we did not like for 2 reasons. Too far away to keep an eye on when stopped at stations and also not enough room for both 12 and 13 passengers. Luggage piled on top of ours caused my husband's suitcase to be crushed at one stop. I would like more information on the features of each carriage.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Amsterdam to Paris"    
    Very impressed by both punctuality and service. Will use this service again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Loved Thalys - I do this often"    
    On time. Spacious, very comfortable. Clean bathroom, very friendly crew. Surprisingly delicious snacks. Very helpful crew providing gravel information. I love your train service. All considered (point-to-point), even faster than flying. But I had to sit facing backwards. Why don't you have a system to request specific seating (facing forward). Very fast WIFI, allowing me to finish a lot of work. Extremely good, compared with Lyra. I'll be back. Thank you.    Value for money  Convenience
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