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.
Thalys Train Routes
Thalys trains make the following direct connections:
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 - Belgium*
*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 our Thalys webpage.
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
Facilities may differ per train and route.