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Weekend by the sea

CHighly recommended all year round! Jagged rocks, beautiful sandy beaches with trendy cafés or coastal areas with impressive traces of the Second World War. A weekend at the seaside can be tailored to your own taste. Whichever destination you choose, you can get there quickly and easily by train!
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The advantages of the train

Sun worshippers will find a place for their parasol and cool box, while lovers of long walks on the beach will be able to unwind. Whatever you do on the coast, the train is often the ideal means of transport. You can also spend a relaxing weekend on the Belgian, French or English coasts without tolls or traffic jams.

Comfortably nearby: Knokke and Ostend

Travel with Thalys or Intercity Brussels and change trains in Brussels to Knokke or in Antwerp to Ostend. Half a day later, you can soak up the salty sea air! Enjoy the sun, have fun on the water or gallop over the beach on horseback. Afterwards, you can go shopping and, of course, enjoy delicious food. How much fun is that?

  • Travel time to Knokke 3.35 hours
  • Travel time to Ostend 3.00 hours
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Normandy coast within 5 hours

Interested in history? Then you must go to the Normandy coast. Imagine how soldiers stormed up the invasion beaches during D-Day or visit the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église. And while you're around, don't miss the famous Mont St. Michel! Travel with Thalys to Paris and travel on to Rouen, Caen or Bayeux.

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Or 7 hours to Marseille!

Want to enjoy the sun, sea and beach? Then don't take any risks and remain on board the Thalys a little longer. Then get off at the Mediterranean Sea and dive into the blue, warm water. Do you already see yourself spending a weekend in this coastal paradise? Book a ticket for Thalys to southern France and travel every Saturday in the summer.

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Tips for cheap train tickets

Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Then choose the ticket with the lowest fare. The best rate for the price-conscious travellers. Please note: you will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket. If you want more flexibility, choose another rate.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

Tips to get the best rates