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Thalys by SNCF

Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam… Planning a gourmet get-away, a cultural or romantic escape or a business trip to a city in northern Europe? Welcome aboard our Thalys TGV—high-speed travel in comfort and style. Trains leave Paris for Brussels every 30 minutes or so, with departures to over 20 more cities as well. Heading south to Marseille and Valence or north to Belgium, Germany and beyond has never been easier.

Thalys trains by SNCF:

  • Paris-Brussels in 1 hour 22 minutes, Paris-Amsterdam in 3 hours 18, Brussels-Cologne in 1 hour 42, Brussels-Marseille in 3 hours 56
  • connecting trains to Berlin, Prague, Moscow and a host of other destinations by partner rail operators
  • direct service to southern France and the French Alps for trains from the Netherlands, Antwerp and Brussels.

Services on board

Technology on board

Enjoy convenient WiFi Internet access, complimentary in Comfort 1 seats and pay-as-you-go in Comfort 2. All passengers have access to power outlets to recharge mobile phones or laptops during the journey.

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Tasty food is available on all Thalys trains, with at-seat service in Comfort 1 at any time of day. The Thalys café-bar in Comfort 2 offers a choice of sandwiches, hot dishes and drinks.

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Ticketless travel

Passengers with a Ticketless card can proceed directly to their Thalys train without stopping at a self-service ticketing machine or ticket window. Ticketless cards are valid for all Thalys destinations: the train manager simply validates your card and ID.

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