Travelling on a Thalys train
At a glance
- High speed train
For high-speed rail travel from Paris to Amsterdam, Brussels and Cologne, Thalys is the obvious choice. Thalys is fast and reliable. The company’s bold red styling creates strong brand presence on a tight network of business routes. But Thalys is good for leisure travel too, with competitive pricing and excellent connections with Eurostar at its Brussels hub.
Thalys runs year-round direct trains from Paris to Brussels and a dozen other stations in Belgium, the Netherlands and the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany. Additional services speed from Amsterdam and Brussels to Lille and seasonally to the French Alps and Provence.
Using single-deck TGV-style trains with assertive branding, Thalys appeals to the international business and leisure markets. Thalys trains are sleek and spacious and currently offer two classes of seating. There is a choice of three classes onboard, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Advance seat reservation is mandatory for all journeys – it is included in the price of your ticket.
Featured journeys with this train
- Brussels to Amsterdam from $29.94
- London to Cologne from $67.99
- Brussels to Paris from $28.69
- Paris to Amsterdam from $39.92
- Amsterdam to Paris from $39.92
- London to Berlin from $79.22
- London to Hamburg from $79.22
- Paris to Rotterdam from $39.92
- Cologne to Paris from $33.06
- London to Copenhagen from $113.53
Seating and sleeping on Thalys
Standard Class on Thalys offers comfortable seats with stylish modern décor, arranged in pairs across a cenral aisle. There are power sockets and free access to Wi-Fi. There is ample luggage space, both at the end of each carriage and in the racks above your seat. There’s no at-seat service, but you can of course walk along to the Thalys Bar to buy drinks and snacks.
Food and drink on Thalys
For journeys taking more than 50 minutes, a meal or snack with free drinks is included in the First Class fare. According to the time of day, select from sweet or savoury breakfast options, tasty snacks or a three-course evening meal. Thalys always includes vegetarian options. Choose from a selection of French wines, Belgian beers and other beverages.