Thalys : Overview

Thalys

Go fast red. Nicknamed "The Red Train' the Thalys connects Paris to Belgium, the Netherlands and Western Germany. Journeys on the Thalys are fast efficient services in modern comfortable style. Travel up to 300km/h on Thalys!

Main Routes Travel Time Trains/Day
Amsterdam <> Brussels 1h51 12
Amsterdam <> Paris 3h18 11
Amsterdam Schiphol (Airport) <> Brussels 1h34 12
Amsterdam Schiphol (Airport) <> Paris 3hr01 9
Brussels <> Paris 1h22 23
Brussels <> Cologne 1h47 5
Paris <> Cologne 3h22 5
Paris <> Rotterdam 2h37 11

Stations

Paris Gare Du Nord
In the heart of Paris, one metro stop from Anvers, for Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.
Address: Paris Gare du Nord, 18 Rue Dunkerque, Paris, 75010, France

Brussels Midi (Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid)
Brussels-Midi station is the south station for Brussels city. The is one of the busiest because apart from intercity trains, the metro and trams there are also international high-speed train platforms for Eurostar and Thalys which have their ticket offices there as well. The complex itself is modern and contains a food court, cafes and chocolatiers.
Address: Frankrijkstraat 85, 1060 Sint-Gillis, Belgium

Amsterdam Centraal Station
Amsterdam Centraal is the central station of Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam. It is one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands and is used by approximately 150,000 passengers a day.
Address: Stationsplein 11, 1012 Amsterdam

Travel time comparison

Journeys between Paris and Brussels/Amsterdam are quicker door-to-door* and Eco-friendlier by rail than by air, coach, car & ferry.

Travel from Paris* to:

  • Brussels
    - Air 3.5 hours
    - Rail 1.5 hours
    - Coach 4 hours
  • Amsterdam
    - Air 4 hours
    - Rail 3.5 hours
    - Coach 7 hours

*Estimation only, based on door-to-door travel to the same centrally located hotel.