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Up to 65% off high-speed trains between Brussels and Bordeaux

Up to 65% off high-speed trains between Brussels and Bordeaux

Book now to get great deals on high-speed trains between Brussels and Bordeaux.

High-speed rail operator, Thalys, which specialises in journeys between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany has reduced its classy Comfort class train fares between Brussels and Bordeaux by up to 65% off. 

Book stylish seats to two chic cities for the best of cultural and coastal travel in just 4 hrs 45 mins. These great value prices are available to buy from 6 February-29 August 2020, for summer travel between 27 June-29 Aug 2020.*


Far from just being the seat of the European Union, Brussels stands out as a cultural capital with a flair all its own. From Art Deco buildings to brutal glasswork and a medieval centre, Brussels is a melting pot, not only architecturally, but culturally too. 

Thanks to its small size, Brussels can easily be explored by foot or by bike. Take in the guild grandeur of the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ogle the Atomium and whizz past the Manneken Pis before treating yourself to some Belgian chocolate. Local cocoa colossi include Godiva, Mary, Neuhaus and Leonidas, all of which have historic and heavenly boutiques in the city centre.

To read more about other chocolate makers and tours in Europe, check out one of our most popular blogs here


Also known as Port of the Moon, Bordeaux’s beauty eclipses that of many other cities in France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Bordeaux is not only a UNESCO-listed city, it is also the world’s largest urban World Heritage site and boasts the most protected buildings in France, after Paris

Strolling or cycling along the Garonne is another way to soak up the city and its surrounding areas. Bordeaux’s V3 TMB public bike scheme offers over 1800 bicycles for hire throughout the city, including directly outside Bordeaux train station. If cycling around Bordeaux’s sights isn’t for you, hop on board one of the many river cruises that sail down the banks of the Garonne River. Either way, taking it slow is the way to see Bordeaux.

Of course, Bordeaux is also one of France’s most celebrated wine regions with world renowned vineyards dotted around its city limits. Catch a local train to Margaux or Pauillac to tap into the country’s viticultural veins. 

Read more about the beauty of Bordeaux by train in our dedicated blog. 

*Terms and Conditions:

Offer valid for bookings of Comfort tickets between Brussels and Bordeaux made between 06 February-29 August 2020. Coupon code is not necessary for the discount on Thalys tickets; the product has already been discounted and price is reflective of such. Offer is subject to availability and subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. Promotional fares are valid for travel from 27 June-29 August 2020. Promotional fares are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Image credits top to bottom: Bordeaux river bridge with St Michel cathedral iStock ©MartinM303, Royal park in Brussels iStock ©artJazz, French bicycle in vineyard iStock ©vanbeets

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