When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve a seat in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.
Reservations on the Thalys high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Your Eurail pass has to be valid in at least one of the countries you travel in with Thalys.
Please note that Thalys trains offer a limited number of seats for Eurail pass holders. Once these seats are taken you will need to purchase a full-fare ticket. We advise you to reserve the trains as far in advance as possible. You can start making reservations up to 3 months in advance.
How to make reservations for the Thalys
You can reserve your seat on the Thalys in the following ways:
Pass 1 fares
|Train type||1st class||2nd class||Reservation type|
|Thalys Paris - Belgium*||30 euros||20 euros||Mandatory|
|Thalys Paris - Germany||35 euros||25 euros|
|Thalys Paris - the Netherlands|
|Thalys Lille - the Netherlands||15 euros|
|Thalys Belgium - the Netherlands|
|Thalys Belgium - Germany|