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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.

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.

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?  

Good to know

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When booking with Trainline, we will send you an email confirmation, along with a PDF copy of your ticket to print. Simply follow the instructions, and you will have a physical copy of the ticket ready to go when you are at the station.

Thalys is part-owned by three different companies. SNCF holds a majority share, with Deutsche Bahn and SNCB also having large minority shares in the train company.

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