Ok I will be getting ready to purchase my tickets from paris to Brugges and after 5days heading onto Amsterdam, just wondering which web address I should be going through? Thalys? or Belgium line? This is all new to me so bear with me and pardon me if I say anything incorrect. Thank you!
Either Thalys is the company running the high speed trains Paris - Brussels - Amsterdam, it is a joint operation of the 3 national railway companies. They both sell each other's tickets
Either Thalys: https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/
or Belgian Railways: http://www.belgianrail.be/en/
or the reseller trainline, which has a good reputation for easy website and no markups: https://www.trainline.eu/
I made that same trip this summer. I read that I would have problems with my american CC on Thalys so I went through the Belgium Rail website. My CC was declined at first but my husband was in contact at the bank (not sure what he did) but when I tried it again it worked fine.
Thanks, wish me luck! LOL
Another option is to take the Thalys from Paris to Brussels and use it as a home base, and then take a day bus tour to Brugges. That's what we did and it was great.
Hello, we have modified our trip to include Luxembourg so we want to take the train from Paris to Luxembourg city, then we will go from Luxembourg city to Bruges, Does anyone have any recommendations on which sites to book these tickets. I have found go travel and trainline.eu...just not sure which sites are best to book from. I appologize if this is listed and I missed over it.
I should add that trainline.eu has times and prices up for the Luxembourg to Bruges leg for June 20 but I can't find anything for Paris to Luxembourg on the 19th, is this common? I hate to book tickets for Lux to Bruges then find that there would be nothing to accomodate us on the 19th from Paris to Lux, or should I go ahead and take the tickets for this price and assume there will be availability for the 19th at a later date.
It is far in advance and SNCF usually does not release tickets that far in advance. Deutsche Bahn is showing direct trains at 7:40 and 8:40 am on June 19.
Looking at TGV site, they are listed as "Not bookable yet"
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Thank you Sam!