Thalys trains have 1st & 2nd class seats and café-bar. On Thalys, 1st class is marketed as Comfort 1, 2nd class as Comfort 2.
Should you go Confort 1 or Confort 2? Confort 2 (2nd class) is perfectly comfortable, there's absolutely no need to fork out for 1st class. But if you don't mind the extra cost, Confort 1 gets you more leg and elbow room as seats are arranged 2+1 across the car width instead of 2+2 as in Confort 2. That means that as well as tables for 4 and dual side-by-side seats, in Confort 1 you'll find tables for 2 and solo seats on one side of the aisle. A face-to-face table for two in Confort 1 is ideal for couples. And in Confort 1 you also get a meal or snack included in the fare, served at your seat, and can use the lounges at Amsterdam or Cologne.
Seats facing forwards: The train could enter service either way round, so it's not possible to specify forward-facing seats on Thalys as the reservation system doesn't know which seats will face which way. But this is really not a big deal on a smooth-riding train.
Fares & ticketing: . Like Eurostar, reservation is compulsory and all tickets include a seat reservation on a specific train. If you want to stop off, that means two separate tickets. Booking usually opens 92 days before departure. Thalys fares work like air fares, rising as the cheaper tickets are sold. For example, Paris to Amsterdam starts at €35 booked well in advance and rises to €130 for a fully-flexible ticket, so book as far ahead as you can!
Boarding Thalys: New security measures in place at Paris & Lille: As with most European trains, there's no check-in, you just walk into the station, look at the indicator boards to find your train and get on, any time before it leaves. Doors may be closed a minute or two before departure. From December 2015 in Paris & Lille there is a simple baggage X-ray, metal detector & passport check at the entrance to the platform. It should only take a couple of minutes, but when joining Thalys in Paris or Lille it's best to arrive at least 15-10 minutes before your train. It's largely security theatre to reassure passengers, there are no similar checks at other stations.magic beneath us magic before magic at mcd jmagick java imagicka vmagic reviews serie zmagic rmagic rx7 magic zoo magic words magic valley mall magic up materia location magic tricks magic through heart magic shows near me magic quadrant magic outside comfort zone magic off hand osrs magic of next magic of lights milwaukee magic inside out magic formula investing magic don juan magic by america magic against the spread magic after dark atlanta dmagic us dmagic pills amagicman twitch vmagic cream smagical crash qmagic suction cup opposite of magic moment magic xp quests osrs magic within you lyrics magic waters magic wand magic vs bucks last game magic vs bird magic user's club magic up materia ff7 remake magic under the stars magic under eye cream tiktok magic to do pippin lyrics magic tiles 3 magic through music magic the gathering arena magic school bus magic quarterstaff 5e magic quadrant gartner 2021 magic proteção contra cor magic pro steamer magic out of hands recipes magic of lights vail magic of lights magic of i magic nails willowbrook magic mtgo magic legends magic lantern magic kingdom open till midnight magic kingdom hours magic keyboard till ipad pro 11 tum magic keyboard till ipad pro magic johnson net worth magic johnson net worth magic jack magic honey magic for humans staged magic event magic definition magic by pilot lyrics magic bullet magic behind the scenes magic before sunrise magic bars magic awakened magic at midnight magic as a name magic around synonym magic about water magic about book magic jmagick maven jmagick download do you believe in magic magic magic bmagical pajamas what are the 12 types of magic materia ff7 remake magic vs bird magic shop llc magic over zoom magic off hand magic of opposite word magic hat magic dental magic by txt magic between us magic behind the kunai magic before christmas christine feehan magic at the musicals magic archer gmagick vs imagick even magic square algorithm umagic osim rmagic rx8 wing past magic sets outside magic sacrifice magic xanadu magic vs lakers magic vs bucks box score magic valley electric magic space next to church magic seaweed magic puzzle company magic needle magic inside mlp magic inside magic initiate 5e magic initiate 5e magic house magic gif magic depth chart magic city magic butter machine magic bum leggings magic bum 5th location magic behind the voice actors magic behind the scenes magic awakened magic as an adjective magic against steel dragons magic after dark city winery magic about love jmagick java example god magic among us apk majix from cartel crew magic-pak thru the wall unit magic zombie deck magic zendikar rising magic without props magic wand magic vs bucks magic underwear magic through music magic sponge made of magic quadrant gartner magic past games magic nails countryside magic mike xxl magic leap magic keyboard ipad pro magic inside of you quotes magic by olivia newton john magic before midnight magic at mcdonald's magic against dwemer magic against dwemer gmagick fmagicline emagic sounddiver qmagic suction cup magic years magic words thru the zodiac magic without lies magic with dogs magic vs bucks magic used auto parts magic tiles magic through glass magic the gathering since magic pixies magic over disneyland paris magic over disneyland magic leap magic kingdom open until midnight magic in front of dogs magic fingers magic dance lyrics magic as programming magic armor 5e