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Thalys

Thalys daily connects Paris to the big North European cities: Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam, Bruges, Rotterdam, … Exclusive service in CF1.

Among other routes, Thalys operate 24 services per day between Brussels and Paris, taking 1 hour 22 minutes, 6 services between Brussels and Cologne, taking 1 hour and 47 minutes, up to 11 services per day between Brussels and Amsterdam in 1 hour and 53 minutes (via Antwerp, Rotterdam and Schiphol airport) and up to 5 daily services between Paris and Cologne, taking 3 hours and 14 minutes.

Always seeking to improve its offering, Thalys has frequently adapts its fare range. After listening to customers’ needs and requirements, Thalys has introduced a simpler and more flexible range, one that permits greater flexibility by offering one way fares for all customers.

Alongside greater flexibility, a revised pricing structure has also been implemented, one that ensures fare types to suit all budgets. Thalys train reservations go on sale 3 months in advance and the advice remains the same which is that the earlier you book, the more likely you are to obtain a cheaper fare.

Main routes Best travel time Frequency/Day
Brussels > Paris 1h22 Up to 24/Day
Brussels > Cologne 1h47 Up to 5/Day
Brussels > Amsterdam 1h50 Up to 11/Day
Antwerp > Paris 2h02 Up to 11/Day