Special fares now available for 2 or more traveling together. Save up to 55% in First class and up to 50% in Premier class ! Routes include Paris to/from Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, & more ! Book by Feb. 28 for travel this spring.
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Looking for a “direct-connect” from Paris to Amsterdam…and beyond ?

  • Paris - Amsterdam: 03:17
  • Book early, save up to 75%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

Thalys High Speed Train.



If your journey includes Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, then the high-speed Thalys train is your ticket. The “red train” Thalys provides direct links to 17 cities in all (with more coming soon !) and you can travel from Paris to Brussels in under 90 minutes. Thalys makes over 50 round-trips per day, so there are ample trains to suit travel schedules. And, with speed on your side, you’ll have plenty of time to take in all of the ambiance and the attractions—not to mention those wonderful window views.

Thalys offers a wide variety of other onboard accommodations and services to meet the needs of all budgets and travel styles. So get ready to relax, stretch out in your reclining seat, and take in the view of the changing skyline.

Soon Thalys will take you even further with routes from Amsterdam Central Station direct to Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Marne-la-Vallée Chessy. Travel on these new Thalys routes begins at the end of March 2019, but you can book tickets now !

Special deals : get discounted train fares to popular Belgian destinations in conjunction with your Thalys trip to or from Brussels. And additionally, all first-class Thalys travelers going to Paris Gare du Nord from Amsterdam (or other cities) can book a taxi while still on the train. So the taxi will be waiting upon arrival at the station.

More details

Feeling like taking an extensive break in the Old Continent ? Thalys high-speed trains could take you between France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany with style and comfort at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. Learn more

Practical information

You may use your ticket to board your Thalys train, there is no formal check-in procedure prior to boarding. You will find a multi-lingual staff on-board ready to assist with any questions you may have.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • Thalys tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Travelling with a Thalys train, or the red train as it is also called, means having an hassle-free journey with a touch of style and sophistication. Learn more

A class apart

On board

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by Thalys
Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Food & beverages Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.
Reserve a Taxi Have a taxi waiting for you upon arrival at your destination by pre-booking. Taxi is an additional cost paid locally.
Wi-Fi Stay connected with access to the internet. Check email, listen to online music, or watch your favorite show with wireless internet on board.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.


Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Should I buy my seat reservations prior to arriving in Europe, or can I just get them at the station locally ?

  • Q. Can I use more than one credit card to pay for my booking ?

  • Q. I'm looking to book a train on your site but I can't find it, why ?

  • Q. What credit cards does Rail Europe accept online ?

  • Q. I have my train ticket. Do I also need to buy a reservation ?

  • Q. Why should I purchase my train tickets before I leave for Europe instead of while there ?

  • Q. Can I book a rail pass and a seat reservation at the same time ?

  • Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe ?

  • Q. Where do I find my booking number ?

  • Q. Can I still buy train tickets from you once I’m in Europe ?

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