What routes does Thalys run? How fast does the train go? Read the top 10 most frequently asked questions about Thalys.... and the answers!
1. What is Thalys?
Thalys is the high-speed train between the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It is a luxurious, comfortable train that will take you quickly to the heart of the city. Thalys will take you to Paris in just 3h18m.
Thalys has three classes: Standard (2nd class), Comfort and Premium (1st class). The train has eight carriages and in the middle of the train you will find the Thalys Welcome bar. The train has a total of 377 seats, of which 257 in 2nd class and 120 in 1st class. Floor plan of the train with seat numbers
5. What kinds of facilities does Thalys have?
The train has comfortable seats with a socket next to it. There is free wifi throughout the train. In 1st class the wifi is faster and you have larger seats. Each coach has a toilet and in the train there is room for changing a baby. The bar offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks. You can also order biscuits, wraps and sandwiches. More information about the facilities on board
6. How fast does Thalys run?
On several stretches between Amsterdam and Paris, Thalys runs 300 km/h! Between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport, and between Antwerp and Brussels the train travels 160 km/h.
7. How much does a Thalys ticket to Paris cost?
Thalys ticket prices depend on the time of booking, the class and the degree of flexibility.
Booking: the earlier you book, the lower the price. The tickets can be booked 4 months before the travel date.
Class: 2nd class (Standard) has the lowest price. There are two service levels in 1st class: Comfort is the cheaper, Premium costs more, in this class they will come by with warm and cold drinks, snacks, and meals.
Flexibility: You cannot cancel or change the cheapest tickets. Are you not sure about your trip and do you not have cancellation insurance? Then you can buy a flexible ticket; you pay more for it but will be able cancel or change it.
The cheapest ticket from Amsterdam to Paris costs € 35. This ticket is for sale until about 3 months before departure. If you want to leave tomorrow you will probably pay € 135. Tips for buying cheap train tickets
8. When are there offers?
There are regular offers for Thalys to Paris or Disneyland Paris. Do you want to be the first to know? Then sign up for the newsletter. Thalys offers
9. Do I have to reserve a seat separately?
No, the ticket includes a free seat reservation.
10. What is My Thalys World?
My Thalys World is a loyalty programme that allows you to earn points by travelling. Points can be exchanged for tickets and gifts. But My Thalys World offers more advantages such as the use of Thalys Lounges. When booking Thalys tickets on our website, you can enter the card number so that Miles can be credited. More information about My Thalys World