Thalys High-Speed Train
Travelers prefer to choose modern high-speed Thalys when traveling on train from Paris to Amsterdam or to other popular routes. This modern rail option is noted for pleasant travel conditions, great onboard amenities, short travel times, and, of course, multiple daily departures available in the extensive Thalys train schedule. All trains run on time in 98% of the cases and are equipped with WiFi, air-conditioning and power sockets, the seats are spacious and provide enough legroom. A bar and bistro restaurant where you can purchase snacks and drinks are also a standard on Thalys trains. For more information, you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the train below.
Is Thalys a high-speed train?
Yes, the Thalys high-speed train is a modern bullet train which runs in 4 European countries (France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands), connecting 17 cities.
How fast does a Thalys train go?
The max. Thalys train speed is 300 kph (186 mph). The quick train boasts quick trip durations and offers travelers 2 coach classes to select from.
How do you choose seats on a Thalys train?
Depending on the chosen travel class, the Thalys train seating arrangement differs. As such, the Standard Comfort class has seats set 2 by 2, some seats are placed around a table facing each other (there are usually from 8 to 24 seats of this type based on the specific carriages). If you're planning to travel on the Thalys train First Class (or Premium), keep in mind that the seating is 1 by 2. In any case, if you plan to book Thalys train tickets online, f.i. on Rail Ninja, you may indicate your seat preference and we'll do our best to get these seats for you, based on current availability.
Where do you put your luggage on a Thalys train?
The Thalys train has plenty of luggage storage space where you can place your belongings during the trip. As such, there are overhead shelves, special luggage racks for larger baggage (1 or 2 per car), plus, you can put your smaller bags under the seat in front of you.
Who owns the Thalys train?
The popular Europe train Thalys is run by a same-name operator based both in Belgium and France.
How early do you have to arrive at the Thalys train station?
In order not to miss your train, make sure to arrive at the rail station in advance, we recommend having around 40 minutes at hand for finding the platform, boarding the train, etc. For instance, if you're departing from the Thalys train station in Paris, you'll need to have at least 30 minutes for passing the security checks and etc.
How do I cancel my Thalys ticket?
In case you wish to return your Thalys train tickets for a refund, you need to familiarize yourself with the cancellation policies of the service on which you've completed your Thalys train online booking. Generally, it is not possible to cancel your ticket if it is 24 hours or less before the departure.