On 1st October 2023, Eurostar and Thalys joined forces under the Eurostar name. Thalys' red trains, travel classes and routes are still the same, but from now on every Thalys train will carry the Eurostar name and logo.

If you're a member of the loyalty scheme My Thalys World, don't worry - you'll keep your points and be invited to join Club Eurostar.

➡️ Head to our dedicated Eurostar page for more information.



Thalys is an international high-speed rail company that connects France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Thalys routes include trains to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, and now Dortmund, making it a perfect companion as you hop around Europe by train.

Thalys map

Thalys trains take passengers on journeys across Western Europe. Stopping in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, this high-speed train network is a cost-effective and fast way to travel across this region.

Thalys trains call at some of the most scenic and historic cities in Europe, including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. With multiple services each day, it's so easy to travel across this region and find yourself in a different city each day. 

Using our Thalys map, you can begin to plot jour journey across this region of Europe, making it very simple to see where you are going and how long some of these journeys will take. 

Thalys routes

Thalys trains travel extensively across Western Europe, calling at major towns and cities across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Check out some of the most popular routes on the Thalys network.

Thalys trains

Thalys trains take passengers along high-speed routes across Western Europe, including destinations in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, you can be whistled through the countryside and arrive before you know it!

Despite being built in the mid-1990's, Thalys trains are still some of the most comfortable and fastest trains in continental Europe. Thalys trains are built using models of the French TGV high-speed train, which is evident in the spacious seats and smooth ride passengers get, regardless of what comfort class they are in.

The distinctive colour scheme, along with the Thalys trains imposing size, makes them hard to miss on any platform. With three classes: Standard, Comfort and Premium, travelling with Thalys is one of the most ideal ways to navigate Europe.

Ruby: Thalys' new trainsets

What's new?

The international carrier Thalys has launched its new "Ruby" trainsets to address environmental matters.

Seen from the outside, the trains don't seem to have changed. Inside, however, the new carriages are more spacious and comfortable thanks to a completely new design.

Thalys trains can now accommodate 28 extra passengers on board. They also come with more space for luggage and a new area that allows you to take up to 2 non-folding bikes with you.

Even more comfort:

Thalys also innovates with adjustable lighting according to the hours of the day, 22 information screens, USB ports, jacket racks and a completely redesigned bar area, equipped with vending machines for snacks and drinks. The new "Ruby" trainsets are fitted with LED lighting to obtain a more ecological power consumption and toilets with clear water that do not use any chemicals.

Focus on:

  • The new design
  • The bar car and its "Kiosk"
  • Additional luggage spaces (400 in Standard and 25 in Comfort and Premium)

Thalys tickets

Thalys train journeys have three different ticket types: Standard, Comfort and Premium. Each class comes with WiFi as standard, as well as large, comfortable seats, and access to food and drink whilst onboard.


  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar.
  • Individual socket to charge your electronic devices.
  • Modification and cancellation conditions are the same as Comfort.



  • Larger seat, in a spacious and quiet environment.
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar.
  • Faster WiFi access.
  • Individual socket to charge your electronic devices.
  • In case of cancellation of the ticket, you will be refunded 50% of the price of the train ticket. You can also modify your ticket, at the price of 15 €.


  • Comfortable seats, perfect for working and relaxation.
  • Catering service on the spot.
  • Free newspapers, in your language.
  • Individual power socket to charge your electronic devices.
  • Book your taxi on board (only available for the cities of Paris and Brussels).
  • Faster WiFi access.
  • Thalys Lounges’ access in Paris, Brussels, Dusseldorf and Cologne.
  • In case of cancellation before departure of the train, your ticket is 100% refunded. You can also exchange your ticket at no extra cost.

Find out more about travelling First Class with Thalys.

How to buy cheap Thalys tickets

One of the best ways to find and book cheap Thalys tickets is to book in advance. Tickets are released three months before the date of departure, usually at their lowest price, so if you know the dates you’d like to travel, we’d recommend snapping them up as soon as possible before they’re gone! Bear in mind these tickets are usually non-refundable or exchangeable.  

Why not visit our cheap train tickets in Europe page to find out more?  

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