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Thalys tickets and fare

Standard fares
With Thalys STANDARD fares, you can enjoy low prices to all our amazing destinations: the Standard Mini fare is available early in advance but remember you can't exchange or refund it, whereas the Standard Fare can be modified but you will need to pay fees. On board, you enjoy free WiFi and the Welcome Bar is available if you feel peckish or thirsty.

Standard mini

  • Offers the lowest prices
  • Situated in 2nd class
  • Free WiFi
  • Power sockets at each seat
  • No refund, no exchange possible

Standard

  • Situated in 2nd class
  • Free WiFi
  • Power sockets at each seat
  • Exchanges are possible with a fee + payment of the price difference if fare is unavailable.
  • 50% refund in case of cancellation

Comfort fare
The Thalys Comfort fare is great if you want to combine comfort with increased flexibility  on your journey as tickets can be changed subject to a fee. En route, you travel in more spacious seats, perfect for relaxation or work. You can also enjoy faster WiFi - a bonus if you want to surf throughout the entire journey.

Comfort

  • Situated in 1st class
  • Free WiFi
  • Power sockets at each seat
  • Ergonomic, wider seats
  • Exchanges are possible with a fee + payment of the price difference if fare is unavailable.
  • 50% refund in case of cancellation

Premium fare
Travellers in Premium enjoy the most flexible fares - they can be changed without any additional charge, plus you get to enjoy the full array of services. These include: more comfortable, larger seats so you can truly stretch your legs, an enhanced WiFi package and delicious meals, made from regional and seasonal ingredients, served at your seat. Meals are healthy, varied and tailored to the time of travel in order to offer you just what you fancy. Multilingual magazines and newspapers are also available if you fancy doing some reading. Don't forget too that Thalys offer welcoming lounges in Paris, Brussels, Düsseldorf and Cologne so you can relax in a comfortable environment if you're waiting for a train before or after your journey.

Premium

  • Situated in 1st class
  • Free WiFi
  • Power sockets at each seat
  • Ergonomic, wider seats
  • Meals served at your seat
  • Daily newspapers and magazines
  • Taxi reservation available
  • Lounge access depending on your location
  • Quick access queue

Special Fares

You can see our special fares here and the criteria to be able to book these fares.

Children’s fare

If you're travelling as a family, no problem! Thalys offers a special Kid's fare:
 

  • For all children between 4 - 11 years old
  • For children under 4 years old it's free
  • On all routes
  • 15€ in Comfort 2 and 30€ in Comfort 1 on all routes (except for Liege - Aachen, season trains and services to London)

 


Family & group fare

Thalys offers a Minigroup fare* for people traveling with their families or in small group.

  • For all journeys between 3 and 5 persons
  • Decreasing offer depending on the number of travelers
  • Single price in Comfort 2
  • Available on the following routes: Between Germany and Paris, London and Belgium; between Brussels and Amsterdam; between Brussels and London; between Paris and Antwerp; between the Netherlands and Paris, Lille and London. Subject to availability.

 


Youth fare

Those under 26 year old can enjoy special fares split into four price categories: three in Standard, one in Comfort and one in Premium.

  • Available for under 26 year olds
  • Tickets are exchangeable until time of departure!
  • Available for both Standard, Comfort and Premium fares
  • Low prices, even for last minute departures

 


Senior fare

  • Over-60s can enjoy reduced prices. Available for Standard, Comfort and Premium fares
  • Tickets are exchangeable until time of departure!

 


 

Disabled travellers
 

  • Passengers with a disability travelling in a wheelchair automatically benefit from Comfort 1 at the Comfort 2 price.
  • Companions of people with limited mobility can book their ticket at a special fare upon showing appropriate evidence. Unfortunately this fare is not available online. To book a ticket you can contact various Thalys sales points (stations or travel agencies) or by telephone.

 


TheCard

Do you travel with Thalys regularly? Then TheCard is the solution. Discover a benefits package that has been specially compiled for you:

  • You save free miles that you can exchange for free train tickets or gifts
  • Save your Thalys train ticket on your Thalys TheCard
  • Access to special business lounges and other VIP services

    If you become a Thalys TheCard member and travel with Thalys regularly, your status evolves to one with increasingly more benefits:
  • TheCard Silver: less than 10 journeys per year
  • TheCard Gold: 10 to 27 journeys per year
  • TheCard Platinium: between 28 - 99 journeys per year
  • TheCard Platinium+: more than 100 journeys per year

You can also use your Thalys TheCard to book your Thalys train tickets on OUI. This can easily be done by following these steps when entering your travel requirements:

  • Go to "Passenger" in the booking engine
  • Click on Loyalty card and select ‘Thalys TheCard’
  • Enter your card detail.

Register for TheCard

Ticket retrieval options

Ticketless
Never wait for your train tickets again but conveniently print them at home! Show your printed tickets to the conductor during the journey. Print your tickets as often as you wish, but always consider the environment!
You can always choose the Ticketless option:

  • Select your journey
  • When entering your data choose the Ticketless option as the method of receipt
  • Tip: select the SMS alert to receive a reminder of your reservation with all the details of your journey and a warning in the case of possible traffic problems which could influence your train.

 

MobileTicket

With this option you do not even need to print your ticket. Show your barcode to the conductor on the train. Do not forget your proof of ID!
This is how to select a mobile ticket:

  • Select your journey
  • When entering your data choose the Ticketless option as the method of receipt. Then tick the ‘A MobileTicket' via smartphone in addition to the e-mail confirmation box and enter your telephone number*
  • After the payment you will automatically receive your Ticketless MobileTicket directly to your smartphone (you will also receive a confirmation e-mail).

*Depending on the availability of the service, the free service other than the internet connection will be from your mobile telephone.
 

Sending by post

You can only use this service if you book at least 7 days before departure. We recommend always choosing the Ticketless option if possible.

*Minigroup Fare: Tarif Minigroup, on sale until the day before departure. For groups between 3 to 5 persons (over 12 years old) traveling together, under the same booking. Decreasing price based on the number of people traveling. Tickets available for a one-way journey on selected destinations and trains. Available in Standard mini only. Non-exchangable, non-refundable. Mandatory on-line payment. Subject to availability at the time of booking.