Seating Options

For discerning travelers looking for a high-end travel experience, we offer the Premier ticket. It starts with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that plays host to a just-for-you reserved and roomy recliner seat. You’re free to use your electronic devices on board and make phone calls in designated mobile areas. And with electrical outlets at every seat, both you and your laptop can arrive fully recharged for maximum productivity.  There’s complimentary news and magazines from around the world, as well as a friendly staff to serve you. And all trains are no smoking to make sure you breathe easy.

Thalys First Class Layout

Please note: this seating chart is a representation of an Premier car. Your actual train may have slight variations in the number of seats, restrooms, or table placements.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

First Class on the Thalys

Solo Seat

A seat on its own next to the window with a pull-down table.

First Class on the Thalys

Club 4

Four duo seats facing each other across a table.

First Class on the Thalys

Club 2

Two solo seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

Meal service on Thalys

The food and drinks available to Premier ticket holders on-board are as good as it gets. Included in your ticket price for any trip over 50 minutes, meals are designed according to the local cuisine of the departure station and vary according to time of travel. Lucky you, you’re traveling in a gourmet paradise. And never one to rest on our laurels, Thalys revamps its culinary theme in line with the seasons three times a year. Your meal will be delivered directly to your seat by our friendly wait staff, and there’s an available bar to purchase food and drinks as well.  Vegetarian options are also offered.

On Board Services

WIFI service on Thalys

Traveling in comfort is easy thanks to on-board features like free wireless broadband internet and an outlet at your seat to keep your computer up and running. There are also complimentary international newspapers & magazines, and an available taxi reservation service for arrivals into Paris or Brussels (fee applies). All on-board and on target for the  demanding traveler.

Services at the Station

Thalys traveler at the lounge

With a Premier ticket, no check in is required but platforms may close 2 minutes before departure. Important to know since you’ll have free access to the welcoming and hard to leave VIP lounge in the Cologne station, as well as the NS Hispeed Lounge in Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol and Rotterdam CS.

Travelers in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility can call the following stations in order to arrange assistance (for departure and/or arrival):

  • Brussels Midi train station: +32 70 79 79 79 (call in advance)
  • Paris Nord train station: +33 890 640 650 (call 48 hours in advance)
  • Cologne train station: +49 1805 512 512 (from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM)
  • Amsterdam Centraal train station: +31 30 235 78 22 (call in advance)

The dedicated staff at the rail stations will help to board and exit the train. Note, the access ramp can only be unfolded by the station staff and not by the Thalys’ staff. Therefore, the departure and arrival station staff will need to be informed in order to provide assistance