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Thalys Train Tickets should I wait?

I have been trying to purchase a train ticket from Amsterdam to Paris for 21 May 2022. I finally contacted Thalys and received the following message:
"Due to engineering works on the railway network on May 21st and 22nd ticket sale will be closed until further notice."
I was told they would notify me when ticket sales became available. Should I wait in the hope that will happen or go ahead and purchase a airline ticket? I am meeting the My Way France Tour in Paris on the 24th and was hoping to spend a few days in Paris on my own before the tour.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Posted by
8632 posts

Sounds like they are doing track work on the weekend. ( Sat & Sun) I would not expect any tickets to become available for those dates

Posted by
105 posts

Thank you. I have never flown in Europe only the transatlantic flight to get there. Any suggestions on airlines for a quick one way flight from Amsterdam to Paris?

Posted by
7196 posts

I have used Transavia before on that route. It is owned by Air France KLM and like a Southwest a budget airline. It is a short flight 1 hour 20 minute direct flight to Paris Orly (ORY) and then you can either take the metro or a taxi into Paris. The flight bought now would probably be about the same cost or less than the train Thalys believe or not. I see a direct flight at 9:45 am on May 21 for $52 1 free carry on bag

Posted by
3209 posts

Just wait, I would expect tickets to become available as soon as they know how it will impact the schedule. May is still far away.

Posted by
118 posts


I was having the same issue traveling from Brussels to Paris in June on a Saturday. One option (at least from Brussels) is to take the TGV. Not direct but it gets you there. I opted to take an evening Thales train to Paris on Friday and added a night to our hotel there.