Questions tagged [thalys]

For questions about the Thalys high-speed railway serving northwestern Europe.

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KLM with train segment from Schiphol to Brussels - take later Thalys train

I have booked a ticket with KLM from Schiphol to Brussels with Thalys train. The time between the landing until the train time is 1 hour and 50 minuets. I'm afraid this time not will be enough ...
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Second hand train tickets - France / Thalys

A bloke frequently travelling Brussels-Paris with the Thalys told me there is a second hand market. I can't find any such thing? Any idea? Would it be a French thing or a Thalys thing? I am going ...
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What does “Your ticket gate closes 30 minutes before departure” mean on a Thalys ticket?

I have here a ticket purchased from Eurostar, from Rotterdam Centraal to London via Brussels. For the sections referring to each segment, it says "Your ticket gate closes 30 minutes before departure"....
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Is RailTeam's HOTNAT guarantee generally honoured in practice?

The RailTeam alliance of European rail operators offers a HOTNAT ("hop on the next available train") guarantee, stated as follows: Hop on the next available train » (HOTNAT) allows travelers to ...
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Can I use the Thalys lounge at Bruxelles Midi with a DB first-class ticket?

My connection at Bruxelles-Midi station was delayed. I am in possession of a DB first-class ticket to join an outbound ICE service. Am I eligible to use the Thalys lounge while I await the connection?...
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Can I check in at Schipol if I don't have my Thalys train ticket stamped? [duplicate]

I had a train ticket from Antwerp Central to Schipol Airport on Thalys in the evening, connecting to a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai, operated by Jet Airways the next day. I collected the ...
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Train with stopover in France [closed]

Soon I will go to Belgium to a TGV station in France. Would like to find connections where I don't pay much more than the cheapest tickets and for example: Have an overnight connection with good ...
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Where can I purchase Thalys tickets without using its website?

Are there well known places/agencies where I can buy Thalys train tickets without having to suffer the bugs, annoyances, and lack of accessibility on thalys.com/vsct.fr? The site has form validation ...
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Can I take an earlier Thalys train from Schiphol when travelling on a KLM flight-train ticket?

Situation: I have booked a ticket with KLM that combines a flight to Schiphol with a Thalys train to Brussels. The transfer time at Schiphol is 1 hour and 43 minutes and it was not possible to book ...
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Where is there security prior to boarding the Thalys?

In the aftermath of the 2015 attack on the Thalys, it was publicised that security was going to be introduced for the Thalys. Where is this? Does this affect all stations at which the Thalys calls?
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys - When / where does my ticket get stamped?

I purchased a ticket to Brussels via Amsterdam on KLM, with the Schiphol to Brussels-Midi portion on the Thalys. The return portion of my itinerary is on Air France several days later. This was done ...
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Traveling Amsterdam-Brussels with KLM ticket on Thalys: When / where does my ticket get stamped? [duplicate]

I am re-posting this question, because it was marked as duplicate. However, the other ask-and-answers did not address my key question: Where/when during the Thalys ride does the ticket get stamped? ...
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Do I need to do the checkin in the Thalys?

I am going to use the Thalys from Paris to Brussels. Its the first time I use it and the whole booking process resembles a lot using an airplane, which leads me to questions. Do you need to do some ...
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Can I skip my train leg booked with a KLM flight?

I have a flight booked form Cairo to Amsterdam Schiphol via KLM and then a Thalys train from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels. As Brussels is not my final destination anyway I want to intentionally skip ...
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Is there a cheaper (slower) way to get by train from Brussels to Paris than Thalys?

I'm wondering if there is a cheaper way to get from Brussels to Paris by train than Thalys. Thalys prices are alright if you book some time in advance, but it can be quite expensive if you book only a ...
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Amsterdam to Paris but drop off at Brussels with Thalys

I'm trying to book a ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, but they are all sold out even though I'm three months in advance. But I can buy tickets from Amsterdam to Paris and I can see that ...
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How do I secure the cheapest fare on the Thalys?

I often see huge announcements for incredible fares for Thalys trips between Paris, Brussels, Cologne, and Amsterdam. Whenever I need to use the Thalys, I am never able to get these incredible fares. ...
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What facilities are there in the Thalys Lounge at Brussels Midi station?

In about a month, I'll be travelling from London to Amsterdam by train, taking a Eurostar and then a Thalys. As seems to often be the case (from looking at the timetable), I'll have a bit of time to ...