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Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
The average journey time between Ottignies and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is 6 hours and 25 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 36 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 10 trains per day travelling from Ottignies to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Ottignies to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine departs at 05:45. The last train from Ottignies to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine departs at 15:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
No, it is not possible to travel from Ottignies to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine without having to change trains. To travel from Ottignies to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine will require a minimum of 2 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
By train, of course. See trains from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Ottignies.