Thalys In briefthalys
Thalys, also known as the red train connects Brussels and the Benelux with destinations in France, Germany and the Netherlands at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. In 2009 Thalys launched a new section of high-speed line, cutting journey times.

With frequent services - up to 23 daily returns between Paris and Brussels alone - it’s easy to add another destination to your itinerary with Thalys. Tickets are available up to three months before departure; book early for the best fares.

Reservation is required on Thalys and is included within the price of your Rail Europe ticket.

The Thalys Network
Thalys offers direct, high-speed services between Brussels and Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Popular journeys

– Brussels (1h 22m)
Paris – Cologne (3h 14m)
Paris – Amsterdam (3h 18m)
Brussels – Amsterdam (1h 53m)

Our Tip
» Buy your public transport tickets from the bar-buffet whilst onboard

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Check-in & Boarding
» There is no check-in on Thalys. 
You can board the train with your ticket only and without any formalities 
» In Comfort 1, multi-lingual staff welcome you onboard Thalys and show you to your seat

» Thalys offers two classes of service:
1st Class &  2nd Class

» Comfort 1
› Spacious, reclining seats and more legroom
› Meal service at your seat
› Free newspapers and magazines 
› Taxi Reservation (at additional cost)
› Wifi Connection (free)
› Access to the bar-buffet 

» Comfort 2 - 
› Wifi Connection 
› Access to the bar-buffet

» Thalys trains are all 8 carriages long and fully non-smoking.
» A bar-buffet is situated in the middle of the train, and is accessible for all passengers.
» Thalys offers a Family Compartment with fold-away seats, a table and a glass partition. Baby changing facilities are available in carriages 7, 17 and 27.
» Carriages 1, 11 and 21 have special facilities for disabled passengers, and nearby disabled toilet facilities.

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