The Thalys High Speed Trains operate across some main train routes in Europe. These high speed maroon coloured, fast and comfortable trains will transport you at great speed between the cities of Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris plus many more European cities.

The trains have both Second and First class seats and a cafe bar on board.

Reservation Information:
Reservations are compulsory on these trains and we will issue one along with your rail ticket.

Boarding the train:
As with most worldwide trains, you do not have to check in prior to departure. Just locate your train from the indicator screens in the station, find your platform and get on your train. Remember doors may be closed a minute or two before departure.

Luggage:
Your cases and bags can be taken onto the train with you and stowed in a suitable luggage rack close to your seat.
All luggage must be labelled with your name.
You are allowed two large suitcases up to 32kg and one smaller bag or one suitcase up to 32kg

Catering Facilities:
Yes, they are available on board. There is a cafe bar for the purchase of food and drinks.
Comfort 1 / First Class customers receive a at seat service of drinks and snacks en route.

Power sockets:
There are power sockets for laptops & mobiles (2-pin, 220v) at all seats in both Comfort 1 & Comfort 2.
WiFi is available on board.

Bicycles:
Folding bicycles and bikes in zip-up bike bags no bigger than 120cm x 90cm can be carried, but not undismantled bikes. Please contact us for further information.

Dogs and Pets:
Small dogs & pets in carriers no bigger than 55 x 30 x 30cm travel for free, but larger dogs require a special ticket (this ticket is not bookable on line)
Please contact us for further information.

Wheelchair spaces:
The trains have these located in Coach 01, Coach 11 and Coach 21, together with wheelchair-accessible toilets.
Please contact us for further information.

First class lounge facilities:
These are available at Amsterdam Central, Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam Central and Koln Hbf.

Ticket Issued As: E Tickets Only. Issued around 90 days before travel.
When can these tickets be booked: Around 12 Months before travel.
What Information we need to book: Passengers First Name and Surname.

Adult age range: 13 – 99 no Senior Discount Available.
Child age range: 4 – 11, receive a 50% discount from the normal Adult rate.
Infants:  less than 4 years of age. All infants must be accompanied by an adult. Infants ride on the lap of the adult.

To book Thalys tickets please
email us on sales@railtourguide.com or call us on 0191 246 0708.