Thalys High-Speed Train Belgium/France/Netherlands

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!

See also our Belgium rail tickets & Benlux rail tickets webpages, These webpages have special information on Thalys E-Tickets

See also our Thalys Belgium high speed trains webpage

See also our Thalys Single Tickets webpage
See also our Thalys Return Tickets webpage

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 also connects to the Eurostar routes for speedy travel to and from the UK and makes connections to Dusseldorf airport.

Thalys Train Routes

Thalys trains make the following direct connections:
  • Paris - Brussels
  • via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid
  • Paris - Amsterdam
  • via Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid - Antwerpen Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal Station
  • Amsterdam - Brussels
  • Paris - Liège
  • Paris - Cologne
  • Brussels - Dortmund
  • via Köln Hbf
  • Paris - Antwerp
  • Brussels - Lille

Thalys High-Speed Train Reservations

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: 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:
Thalys High-Speed Train Reservation Fees

Thalys Paris -
Thalys Paris - Germany
Thalys Paris - the Netherlands
Thalys Lille - the Netherlands
Thalys Belgium - the Netherlands
Thalys Belgium - Germany
*When traveling from Paris to Brussels National Airport, you'll need to pay an additional 5 euros.

Thalys High-Speed Train
 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. See the Thalys website.

1st class Eurail Pass holders with a valid Thalys reservation can also enjoy FREE access to Thalys lounges in Paris, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Aachen. The lounge locations and opening times are at normal business times.

Thalys High-Speed Train 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.

See also our Belgium Railway Webpages

Read also our France Railway Webpages

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