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About Thalys

Thalys trains are the international rail service that connects France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Thalys routes include trains to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne, giving passengers a fantastic opportunity to discover those four countries at high speed. In 2016, trains are even going to Dortmund in Germany.

Thalys train ticket prices, timetable and booking information are directly available on Trainline. Find out more about Thalys services and destinations on this page.



Thalys' classes


Class Services
  • 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.
  • Larger seat, in a spacious and quiet environment.
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar.
  • Faster WiFi access.
  • Individual socket to charge your electronic devices.
  • Access to the Thalys Welcome Bar.
  • Individual socket to charge your electronic devices.



Thalys Services


Travelling with children

Children under 4 years old travel for free as long as they sit on your knees. A child ticket allows them a seat. Children under 12 travel for €15 in 2nd class or €30 in 1st class.

Travelling with pets

Animals under 6kg travel for free if they are transported in a suitable container of maximum 45x30x25cm. Animals over 6kg must have a “dog” fare ticket, and must be leashed and muzzled.


You can travel with two large suitcases and one carry-on luggage, without weight restriction. But each luggage must not exceed 75cm.



Thalys trains have WiFi enabled through their ThalysNet portal.

Buffet car

All trains have a buffet car, where you will be able to purchase snacks and drinks.


Taking your bike

The bike must be disassembled and transported in a cover of maximum 135x85x30cm.


Travelling with Thalys


Paris to Brussels

With 23 trains per day, get to Brussels in 1 hour 22 mins from Paris Gare du Nord. You will arrive at Brussels-Midi station, right in the centre of the European capital. Do not hesitate to visit the Grand place and taste the delicious Belgian chocolate.

Paris to Amsterdam

Travel from Paris to Amsterdam in just over three hours. More than 10 trains depart daily from Paris Gare du Nord to Amsterdam Centraal station, via Schiphol Airport.

Lille to Antwerp

Travel from Lille Europe station to the heart of Antwerp, and discover the diamond capital with family or friends. Only two daily trains connect the two cities and the trip lasts 1 hour 19 mins on average.



Security checks

Unlike the Eurostar, Thalys doesn’t have registration before boarding the train. You can go to the entrance of your car, with your train ticket of course, and board freely. However, there are luggages checks at the station, so we advise you to arrive at least 15 minutes before your train’s departure.



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