Travel to and from Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne or Brussels.
The Thalys train is Europe's international high speed train travelling at a speed of up to 300 km/h. Thalys' bright red colour gives it its signature nickname 'The Red Train'. Thalys connects Paris to Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany making it easy to travel freely in these regions. Journeys on the Thalys are fast efficient services with excellent punctuality and hassle free boarding. Enjoy seamless travel experience with no lengthy check-ins, requirement to clear customs, cross border delays or laborious luggage procedures.
The fastest way to travel Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Thalys Train from Amsterdam to Paris - 3hrs 18mins
Thalys Train from Paris to Brussels - 1hr 22mins
Thalys Train from Paris to Cologne - 3hrs 50mins
Thalys Travel Times and Departure Frequency
|Brussels-Amsterdam||1h53||Up to 11 round trips per day|
|Brussels-Cologne||1h34||1 round trip per day|
|Brussels-Dusseldorf||1h20||1 round trip per day|
|Paris-Amsterdam||3h18||Up to 11 round trips per day|
|Paris-Brussels||1h22||Up to 24 round trips per day|
|Paris-Duisburg||4h01||1 round trip per day|
|Paris-Dusseldorf||3h47||1 round trip per day|
|Paris-Rotterdam||2h36||Up to 10 round trips per day|
|Paris-Cologne||3h14||Up to 5 round trips per day|
|Amsterdam - Lille||2h42||Up to 2 round trips per day|
- Thalys can be reserved 90 days prior to the train departure date.
- Reservations are compulsory.
- Eurail Passholders are welcome, however a seat reservation fee is payable.
Thalys Passholder Fares
There are 2 types of Passholder fares available for Thalys tickets. If you have purchased a Eurail or Benelux pass you are eligible for discounted Thalys point to point tickets.
Passholder 1: The following passes cover the entire Thalys route.
- Eurail Global Pass
- Eurail Select Pass
- Eurail Single/Multi Benelux Pass (valid only on sectors between Belgium and the Netherlands)
- Benelux-France (not valid for Thalys destinations in Germany).
- Germany-Benelux (only valid in Bruxelles-Amsterdam/Cologne).
Passholder 2: Pass covering partially the Thalys sector
- France Rail Pass
- Eurail Benelux-France
- Benelux - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Please Note: German Rail Pass is not valid on Thalys routes to Germany.
ABS Fare (All Belgian Stations): Your international Thalys ticket is valid for 1 journey between any of the stations on the national Belgian network and one of the following stations: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid, Antwerpen Berchem/Antwerpen Centraal or Liège-Guillemins.
Thalys Ticket Classes
First Class and Second Class.
Thalys First Class
Enjoy a complimentary meal and drinks. Relax in style in large reclining seats with complimentary newspapers for light reading. All first class passengers have access to free Wi-Fi on-board as well as in-seat power sockets to charge your laptop, camera or smartphone.
Thalys Second Class
Second class seats also have in-seat power sockets to charge your laptop, camera or smartphone.
Both classes have access to the bar car for refreshments.