What is Thalys?   Paris to Amsterdam from €35, Paris to Brussels from €29!

Buy Thalys train ticketsThalys is a consortium of the French, Belgian & Dutch national railways formed to run the high-speed trains between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam & Cologne.  DB (German Railways) was originally a minority partner, but has now pulled out.  Thalys is faster than flying - Paris to Brussels in 1h25, Paris to Amsterdam in 3h20, Paris to Cologne in 3h20, city centre to city centre.

  What's it like on board Thalys?

  How to check times, prices & buy tickets

  New classes on board from 10 December 2017

  Travel tips - luggage, WiFi, railpasses, food...

  Paris Gare du Nord station information

  Brussels Midi station information

  Cologne Hbf station information

  Amsterdam Centraal station information

What's it like on Thalys?   360° panorama

A Thalys train at Brussels Midi   2nd class seats oin a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam

A Thalys train from Paris at Brussels Midi...

 

2nd class seats, 2+2 across car width.  Larger photo...

1st class seats oin a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam   Cafe-bar car on a Thalys high-speed train

1st class seats, 2+1 across car width.  Larger photo..

Thalys cafe-bar.  Larger photo...

1st class seats oin a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam   Older Thalys train

In Premium a meal is included...

 

Older Thalys type...

  SNCB B-Europe.co.uk - London To Europe By Train

IMPORTANT:  Three classes of travel from 10 December 2017...

From 10 December 2017 Thalys will switch from its current two classes Confort 1 (1st class) & Confort 2 (2nd class) to three classes of service:  Standard, Comfort & Premium.  The trains will still physically have two types of seating, 2nd class & 1st class, but some 1st class cars will be designated Comfort class and some will be designated Premium class.  2nd class cars will be called Standard.  You will choose your class when buying your ticket.

The new 3 classes are correctly & clearly shown when you book at www.thalys.com and www.b-europe.com but with other booking systems you may need to look closely at which 1st class you are in fact booking!

Tips for travel with Thalys...

NS HiSpeed lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol station   First class snack & wine on Thalys   A table for two in 1st class on a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam

1st class lounges:  All 1st class travellers may use the lounges in Amsterdam & Rotterdam.

 

An at-seat meal or snack is included in the Premium class fare.  This is an afternoon snack with wine...

 

Seating tip:  If you're a couple in 1st class, book a 'Club Duo' table-for-two, far nicer than 'Duo' side-by-side seats.

A Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris

A Thalys to Paris at Amsterdam Centraal station...

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