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Soon Thalys will take you even further with routes from Amsterdam Central Station direct to Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Marne-la-Vallée Chessy. Travel on these new Thalys routes begins at the end of March 2019, but you can book tickets now!

Thalys

Thalys

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

  • Paris - Amsterdam: 03:17
  • Book early, save up to 75%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains



Thalys High Speed Train.

Overview

Thalys

Thalys, the famous red train, connects Belgium and France but also other countries like the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys is a high-speed train which operates at speeds of up to 300 km/h. Travel durations are relatively short, making it the preferred solution to journey between France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. With frequent services – up to 23 daily returns between Paris and Brussels alone – it’s easy to add another destination to your itinerary with Thalys.

Soon Thalys will take you even further with routes from Amsterdam Central Station direct to Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Marne-la-Vallée Chessy. Travel on these new Thalys routes begins at the end of March 2019, but you can book tickets now!

Tickets for public transportation can be purchased on-board Thalys in the bar-buffet car.

More details

Feeling like taking an extensive break in the Old Continent? Thalys high-speed trains could take you between France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany with style and comfort at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. Learn more


Practical information


There is no check-in prior to boarding the Thalys trains. You can board the train with your ticket only and without any formalities. Thalys have multi-lingual staff on board.

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

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.
Travelling with a Thalys train, or the red train as it is also called, means having an hassle-free journey with a touch of style and sophistication. Learn more

A class apart

On board

Classes of service

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.
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.

FAQ's

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What credit cards does Rail Europe accept online?

  • Q. I'm looking to book a train on your site but I can't find it, why?

  • Q. Why should I purchase my train tickets before I leave for Europe instead of while there?

  • Q. Can I use more than one credit card to pay for my booking?

  • Q. I have my train ticket. Do I also need to buy a reservation?

  • Q. Where do I find my booking number?

  • Q. Should I buy my seat reservations prior to arriving in Europe, or can I just get them at the station locally?

  • Q. Can I book a rail pass and a seat reservation at the same time?

  • Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe?

  • Q. Can I still buy train tickets from you once I’m in Europe?

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