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Thalys

Thalys is a high-speed train service that connects Paris with Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Among other routes, Thalys operate 24 services per day between Brussels and Paris, taking 1 hour 22 minutes, 6 services between Brussels and Cologne, taking 1 hour 47 minutes, up to 11 services per day between Brussels and Amsterdam in 1 hour 53 minutes (via Antwerp, Rotterdam and Schiphol airport) and up to 5 daily services between Paris and Cologne, taking 3 hours 14 minutes.

Since 10th December 2017, customers now have the choice of 3 classes of service onboard:

Standard: Standard class passengers will travel in a 2nd class coach and WiFi and electric sockets are available on board. Refreshments can be purchased from the bar-buffet car. There are two fare types to choose from: 'Standard Mini' which are non exchangeable and non refundable and 'Standard' which are exchangeable with fee and refundable with a 50% penalty, up to departure time.

Comfort: Those opting for Comfort class will travel in a 1st class coach which has wider, more comfortable seats and also includes WiFi and power sockets. Refreshments can be purchased from the bar-buffet car. Tickets are exchangeable with a fee and refundable with a 50% penalty, up to departure time.

Premium: Premium class includes all of the on board comforts that you'd expect from a premium service. Passengers travel in a 1st class coach and WiFi and electric sockets are available. In addition to this, Premium passengers can access the Thalys lounges in Brussels Midi and Paris Nord stations, are offered a meal at seat service on board, including drinks and have newspapers and magazines available at the end of the coach. It's also possible to reserve a taxi on board so that it's waiting at the end destination and tickets are exchangeable and refundable without fee before departure and refundable with a 50% penalty after departure.

Thalys offers a range of fares that vary in price according to how far in advance you book and how much flexibility is required.

Since 10 December 2017, Thalys high speed trains will offer three onboard classes of service instead of the two that existed previously. Trains will still comprise of 2nd class and 1st class coaches as well as a bar-buffet car, but there are now three classes of service to choose from. This enhancement has been made to ensure that there's a level of onboard comfort and ticket flexibility to meet the requirements of all types of passenger. 

The new classes of service:

- Standard: Standard class passengers will travel in a 2nd class coach and WiFi and electric sockets are available on board. Refreshments can be purchased from the bar-buffet car. There are two fare types to choose from: 'Standard Mini' which are non exchangeable and non refundable and 'Standard' which are exchangeable with fee and refundable with a 50% penalty, up to departure time.

- Comfort: Those opting for Comfort class will travel in a 1st class coach which has wider, more comfortable seats and also includes WiFi and power sockets.The WiFi connection in 1st class coaches is generally better than that in 2nd class coaches. Refreshments can be purchased from the bar-buffet car. Tickets are exchangeable with a fee and refundable with a 50% penalty, up to departure time.

- Premium: Premium class includes all of the on board comforts that you'd expect from a premium service. Passengers travel in a 1st class coach and WiFi and electric sockets are available. Again, the WiFi connection in 1st class coaches is generally better than that in 2nd class coaches. In addition to this, Premium passengers can access the Thalys lounges in Brussels Midi and Paris Nord stations, are offered a meal at seat service on board, including drinks and have newspapers and magazines available at the end of the coach. It's also possible to reserve a taxi on board so that it's waiting at the end destination and tickets are exchangeable and refundable without fee before departure and refundable with a 50% penalty after departure.

Child, Youth and Senior fares will still be available across the three classes of service. 

For frequent travellers

TheCard

TheCard is the Thalys loyalty card. Collect miles on each journey you make and enjoy great benefits and free tickets.

4 cards, 4 statuses: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum +

ThePass

  • The Pass Premium: ultra frequent passengers on the route Paris-Belgium wishing maximum flexibility and comfort at attractive prices.
  • The Pass Business: frequent passengers over the whole Thalys network wishing to benefit from discounts and flexibility/easy travel.
  • The Pass Weekend: regular leisure passengers wishing to benefit from attractive weekend tariffs