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Thalys End of Year Promotion Specials

Thalys End of Year Promotion

SAVE UP TO 78% | OFFER EXPIRES: 25th November 2018

Paris | Brussels | Amsterdam | Cologne | French Alps

Looking for a champagne experience on a beer budget? Treat yourself to fares that won’t break the bank with the Thalys End of Year promotion. Travel between Paris<>Brussels/Cologne/Amsterdam, Brussels<>Cologne/Amsterdam, Lille<>Amsterdam at a top speed of 300km per hour. Experience life in the fast lane aboard the Thalys “Red Train” on your next adventure!

Travel dates

  • 17th Dec, 2018 - 24th Feb 2019 -  Belgium-Netherlands, Paris-Netherlands, Paris-Belgium, Paris-Germany
  • 17th Dec, 2018 - 16th Mar 2019 - Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Antwerp - French Alps
  • 17th Dec, 2018 - 23rd Mar 2019 - French Alps - Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Antwerp
  • 17th Dec, 2018 - 23rd Mar 2019 - French Alps - Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Antwerp
  • 17th Dec, 2018 - 20th Apr 2019 - French Alps-Brussels

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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


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.