Thalys: New Product Structure
As from 10th December 2017 the first Thalys train with the new product will depart. Please find below the information about the class types and conditions for Thalys rail tickets. Fares within a same class will vary now, based on availability. The sooner the reservation is made, the cheaper the fare will be.
Thalys's TGV-style trains currently adopt a conventional two-class layout with Comfort (first class) and Standard. Complimentary catering is provided for Comfort passengers.
But from December 10 these two will become three classes. There will be Standard, Comfort (the existing first class seating but without complimentary catering) and Premium (first class with complimentary catering).
Thalys adopts airline-style pricing. It means that fares and their restrictions will vary in Standard and Comfort but there will be more flexibility (at higher prices, of course) for those who book Premium.