Thalys - High Speed train options

Thalys - France, Germany & Benelux connections

Thalys, Premier Trains connecting Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne and more!
UK 1st class UK 1st class

Thalys is the red high-speed train connecting Paris to Brussels in 1 hour 22 minutes, and Cologne and Amsterdam in just 3h14. Since 1996, Thalys has been truly a multicultural operator to achieve success in the international high-speed rail business in four countries. Thalys success story is both commercial and technical, transporting over 100 million rail passengers and successfully introducing on-board WiFi in 2008 and a new train management system, in 2009.

Thalys is a great option when travelling around Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne. Although you may have ICE options around those countries, only Thalys will connect Paris to Brussels, Paris to Amsterdam and Paris to Cologne. Now that we have been introduced, lets travel on!

Comfort 1 (1st class):
Comfortable seats, quiet and extra space in which to read, work, surf the Internet, etc.
Delicious and varied meals served at your seat.
WiFi connection.
On-board booking of your taxi (only available for Paris or Brussels). Our on-board teams will take care of your taxi booking. You will be welcomed in the station when you alight from the train.
The Salon, a private space on board offering ideal conditions for working. You can work efficiently at 300km/hr.
With individual electric sockets you can use and recharge your electronic equipment during your journey.

Comfort 2 (2nd class):
At the Thalys Welcome Bar, a wide selection of drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
With individual electric sockets, use and recharge your electrical equipment during your journey.
WiFi connection.

Thalys Welcome Bar
At the Thalys Welcome Bar, a wide selection of drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
With individual electric sockets, use and recharge your electrical equipment during your journey.

Thalys the fast train, speeds up your trips in Northwestern Europe and adds the joy of traveling...Thalys incorporates the most modern technological advances and links the main cities in Northwestern Europe, downtown to downtown, in a very short time. But also and above all, it offers a new concept of the combination of the three most important elements: services, fares and trip frequency. Did you know, for example, that each day Thalys runs up to 19 trips between Paris and Brussels, back and forth? In only 1 hour and 25 minutes?
On competitive fares, you can ride on Thalys for a relaxing day in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne as well as for Charles de Gaulle airport, Antwerp, Den Haag, Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol).
More information at Thalys Seat Plan PDF

Departure Cities
Thalys Brochure

Ticketless - How use your etickets:

As soon as your booking have been processed, you will receive a booking confirmation, including a PNR number (reservation code) by email.
On the train, show your Smartphone which displays the 2D barcode of your MobileTicket to the Train Manager who will scan it to validate your journey.
If you are unable to show your MobileTicket for inspection, show your printed confirmation email.

Thalys Train Tickets - Fares Conditions:
All tickets include the seat reservations.
Passengers are entirely responsible for their tickets.
All tickets are individually valid and transferable. As a consequence, if tickets are lost or stolen, Thalys International will be unable to reimburse, exchange or provide copies of these tickets.

a) Base (full fare): Refundable and exchangeable (subject to availability) before travel date. Refund and exchanges are subject to 15% penalty fee The train tickets include the seat reservations.
b) Promotional Fare / Low Cost Fare: Not Refundable. Exchangeable (subject to availability) before travel date. Exchanges are subject to 15% penalty fee.
c) Children Fare: Children fare are valid for persons under 15 years old with a individual seat. Children under 4 years old travel free, no individual seat.
d) All tickets are subject to confirmation. The tickets have a variable horizon for booking, normally 60 to 90 days within trip date. A booking confirmation will be sent as soon as the booking have been processed.
e) All fares are per person in US Dollars, subject to to change before the booking processing
f) E-tickets: A booking confirmation is sent by email with a specific code (PNR) You should print it or storage in a device and show it when required by train's controller.
g)We are not responsible if you are not able to print or retrieve the eticket in mobile device.
h) Handling fee: all bookings are subject to US$ 8 handling fee

Rail Passes Options

If you want travel multiple destinatinations, consider a rail pass for multiple destinations or a train ticket add-on:

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