Travel with Thalys
- Luxurious and comfortable travel
- In just 3 hours and 16 minutes to Paris
- 10 departures a day
Destinations of Thalys
Thalys – get to Belgium and (southern) France comfortably
Thalys is the ultimate high-speed train for daily connections between the Netherlands and France. In the summer Sun-Thalys will bring you directly to southern France. In the winter you can travel directly to the French Alps with Ski-Thalys. It's fast and it's easy!
With Thalys to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris
Thalys is the ultimate high-speed train for daily connections between the Netherlands, Belgium and France. From Amsterdam via Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris at 300 km/h. On the way you can relax or work.
Thalys departs 10 times a day via the HSL-Zuid and 11 times on Fridays. Your travel time to Antwerp, Brussels and Paris will therefore become considerably shorter. Tickets can be bought 3 months before departure.
Amsterdam - Paris ► 3 hours and 19 minutes
Schiphol - Paris ► 3 hours and 4 minutes
Rotterdam - Paris ► 2 hours and 36 minutes
Domestic travel with international allure
With Thalys you can travel very quickly from Amsterdam via Schiphol to Rotterdam. When travelling domestically you can now profite from the luxury and comfort en comfort that Thalys has to offer. And you can travel from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in just 43 minutes from Schiphol to Rotterdam in just 26 minutes.
With Sun-Thalys to the south of France
In the months of July and August, you can travel every Saturday with the Sun-Thalys directly from Amsterdam Central to Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
From these four end stations, you can easily travel onwards to the beautiful Alps or the most well-known beach resorts in southern France.
With Ski-Thalys to the French Alps
In the winter months, you can travel with Ski-Thalys directly to Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-St-Maurice. From these stations, bus transfers are offered by SnowBuzz to nearby skiing villages.
► Take a look at all the winter destinations you can travel to with the Ski-Thalys.
Fares and discounts
No trip is ever the same. That’s why we have just the right fare for every travel situation.
|NO FLEX||SEMI FLEX||FLEX||Available in 2nd class||Available in 1st class||Flexible access Thalys||Access to prior and next train*||Possibility to change||can be altered once up until evening before departure**||Unlimited possibilty to change ticket before departure and once after departure at one of the Thalys departure stations||Refund||50% refund befpre departure and one hour after departure at one of the Thalys departure stations||100% refund befpre departure and one hour after departure at one of the Thalys departure stations. After that 50% refund.||Last minute travel||Presale period||3 months||3 months||3 months||Purchasable days before departure||30 / 15||1||0||Availability||limited||sufficient||plenty||1st class price from:||- -||€ 79||€ 205||2nd class price from:||€ 35||€ 77||- -|
Information on the basis of a one-way ticket Amsterdam - Paris
To provide the best possible service, we make our tickets available in various ways. The easiest and fastest way is to purchase your ticket online and print it at home.
It's fast and there are no reservation fees.
Tickets can be purchased three months before departure. The sooner you book, the bigger the chance that you'll get the best deals. More information
Buy your ticket with ThePass at NS Hispeed
Do you have a ThePass subscription? Via NS Hispeed you can purchase all Thalys FLEX and SEMI-FLEX tickets with a high discount of up to 50% for flexible conditions. When booking your ticket please select ThePass and the discount will automatically be applied.
* No seating reservation or meal guarantee
** Changing your ticket to a lower or higher fare is possible. Possible price difference need to be settled
Travel classes in Thalys
The Thalys has 2 travel classes: Comfort 1 and Comfort 2. Travelling in Comfort 1 means extra services and amenities:
- more leg room
- wider seats
- complimentary drink, snack and main course meal* served at your seat
- an electrical outlet at your seat
- free WiFi
- a choice of newspapers in various languages
- taxi reservation service in Paris and Brussels
- free access to NS Hispeed Lounges at Amsterdam Central, Schiphol and Rotterdam Central stations
* Whether your main course meal is served between Amsterdam and Brussels or between Brussels and Paris, depends on your train's departure time.
All carriages are now equipped with a WiFi. This is a complementary service for FLEX fee in Comfort 1 and for the SEMI FLEX fee in Comfort 1 and Comfort 3. For an extra fee, Wifi is also available for NO FLEX fees in Comfort 2.
On board of Thalys
Thalys in general
Many aspects of Thalys have been altered:
- Comfortable and modern interior
- New culinary offerings, served with newly styled tableware
- Improved technology
- New uniforms for personnel
A Thalys exlusive: Le Salon
Extra privacy and comfort. Thalys offers this with Le Salon. It's an area where you can work or hold a meeting without being disturbed.
► Read more about Le Salon
In the bar/buffet carriage, you can order coffee, tea or another beverage, and sandwiches, salads and hot or cold snacks. You can pay cash or, for orders of € 10.00 or more, with a credit card. Tickets for the Paris and Brussels metro can also be bought here.
Locating your carriage
Your ticket has your carriage number on it. On the platforms you will find posters with information about the train set-up which will indicate where you can best wait for your carriage. On the Thalys trains, the carriage numbers are located next to the exterior doors. So, finding your carriage should be easy. In the carriage, seat numbers are clearly marked above the seats.
Travellers with impaired mobility
Thalys provides a number of special facilities that make sure our trains are as accessible as possible for everyone, including the elderly, visually impaired and other passengers with impaired mobility. More information
You can take two large pieces of luggage (max. 85 cm) and one piece of hand luggage aboard. Luggage racks are located at the entrance to the carriages. More information
Taking your bicycle along
On board Thalys, a bicycle is only allowed if its front wheel has been removed and if the bicycle is packed in a special bicycle slipcover (maximum dimensions: 120x90 cm). The bicyle is then considered a bagage item. A folding bike is permitted as long as it is folded and packed. More information
Taking a pet along
Most trains allow you to take your pet with you. In certain cases, there are conditions that will have to be met. More information
Smoking is not permitted on board.