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Save 42% on one-way high-speed rail tickets across Europe with the Thalys end-of-year sale. Second-class tickets for major routes between France, Belgium, Holland and Germany now start from $29 (20 Euro) per person on select routes for travel until February 2017.

Routes on sale:

  • Amsterdam Centraal - Lille Europe
  • Amsterdam Centraal - Paris Nord
  • Bruxelles-Midi/ Brussel-Zuid (Brussels) - Paris Nord
  • Koln Hbf (Cologne) - Paris Nord
  • Lille Europe - Amsterdam Centraal
  • Paris Nord - Amsterdam Centraal
  • Paris Nord - Bruxelles-Midi/ Brussel-Zuid (Brussels)
  • Paris Nord - Koln Hbf (Cologne)

Travel dates:  The sale is valid between December 19, 2016 and February 15, 2017. You will need to be flexible with your dates to secure the lowest price.

Other options: First-class tickets are also on sale; prices start at $65 (45 Euro).

Book by December 5

Travelzoo tip: Europe is famous for its Christmas markets, and the Lille Christmas Markets, which run until December 30, rank third on telegraph.co.uk's Best Christmas Markets in Europe list. Cologne, with its seven Christmas markets, which run until December 23, ranked eighth.

About the routes: It’s quicker to take the Thalys high-speed rail between these cities than it is to fly or drive. Not only that, Traveller says European train stations, built with "Victorian-era enthusiasm and opulence" have more character than airports, including Gare du Nord in Paris, which is an “architectural wonder”.

Travelling in second class, called Comfort 2, with Thalys will give you free Wi-Fi, your own individual power outlet and access to the Welcome Bar which has a range of drinks and snacks available.

Winter Rail Fares on Sale in Western Europe,
$$29 Dec 19-Feb 15, 2017

$29 -- Winter Rail Fares on Sale in Western Europe, Save 42%*

By Niamh Walsh

Save 42% on one-way high-speed rail tickets across Europe with the Thalys end-of-year sale. Second-class tickets for major routes between France, Belgium, Holland and Germany now start from $29 (20 Euro) per person on select routes for travel until February 2017.

Routes on sale:

  • Amsterdam Centraal - Lille Europe
  • Amsterdam Centraal - Paris Nord
  • Bruxelles-Midi/ Brussel-Zuid (Brussels) - Paris Nord
  • Koln Hbf (Cologne) - Paris Nord
  • Lille Europe - Amsterdam Centraal
  • Paris Nord - Amsterdam Centraal
  • Paris Nord - Bruxelles-Midi/ Brussel-Zuid (Brussels)
  • Paris Nord - Koln Hbf (Cologne)

Travel dates:  The sale is valid between December 19, 2016 and February 15, 2017. You will need to be flexible with your dates to secure the lowest price.

Other options: First-class tickets are also on sale; prices start at $65 (45 Euro).

Book by December 5

Travelzoo tip: Europe is famous for its Christmas markets, and the Lille Christmas Markets, which run until December 30, rank third on telegraph.co.uk's Best Christmas Markets in Europe list. Cologne, with its seven Christmas markets, which run until December 23, ranked eighth.

About the routes: It’s quicker to take the Thalys high-speed rail between these cities than it is to fly or drive. Not only that, Traveller says European train stations, built with "Victorian-era enthusiasm and opulence" have more character than airports, including Gare du Nord in Paris, which is an “architectural wonder”.

Travelling in second class, called Comfort 2, with Thalys will give you free Wi-Fi, your own individual power outlet and access to the Welcome Bar which has a range of drinks and snacks available.

How to book

Click
Click here to book online at Thalys
  • Enter your origin and destination stations and click 'Book Now'
  • Select your travel date, tick the box that says 'one-way' and click 'Search'
  • Choose your departure time and click on the fare type.
  • A box will then appear below it. Click 'Validate'
  • Enter your details, choose how you want to receive your tickets and click 'Confirm and proceed to payment'
  • Enter your payment details, tick the box agreeing to the Thalys terms and conditions and click 'Confirm payment'.
*Terms/Conditions:
Restrictions may apply.Subject to availability. Prices have been converted from Euros using xe.com on November 22 and are subject to fluctuation. Final prices will be charged in Euros.

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  • When
    Dec 19-Feb 15, 2017
  • Where
    Europe
  • Savings
    42%
  • Why We Love It
    High-speed rail is the fastest way to get around Europe