Thalys : Overview


Go fast red. Nicknamed "The Red Train' the Thalys connects Paris to Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany. Journeys on the Thalys are fast efficient services in modern comfortable style.

RoutingTravel TimeFrequency
Brussels-Amsterdam1h53Up to 11 round trips per day
Brussels-Cologne1h341 round trip per day
Brussels-Dusseldorf1h201 round trip per day
Paris-Amsterdam3h18Up to 11 round trips per day
Paris-Brussels1h22Up to 24 round trips per day
Paris-Duisburg4h011 round trip per day
Paris-Dusseldorf3h471 round trip per day
Paris-Rotterdam2h36Up to 10 round trips per day
Paris-Cologne3h14Up to 5 round trips per day
Amsterdam - Lille2h42Up tp 2 round trips per day

Passholder Fares:

The passholder fare is available to Eurail Passholders, whether it covers all or only part of the Thalys network. However, it must cover at least the country of departure or destination.

ABS Fare (All Belgian Stations):

Your international Thalys ticket is valid for 1 journey between any of the stations on the national Belgian network and one of the following stations: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid, Antwerpen Berchem/Antwerpen Centraal or Liège-Guillemins


  • Thalys can be reserved 90 days prior to the train departure date.
  • Reservations are compulsory.
  • Eurail Passholders are welcome, however a seat reservation fee is payable.
  • NEW minigroup fare for 3,4 or 5 people travelling together.