A word from the company

As a young expanding railway company, we aspire to make Thalys a company that is even more European, efficient, reliable and fast. A project like this requires strong values such as high expectations, respect, openness and innovation. Our teams work daily to offer all of our clients a pleasant and easy journey, from booking to after-service support. Just as with IZY, on board Thalys we do all we can to understand our passengers and their diversity. We are looking for individuals who are talented, inquisitive and dynamic, in line with the Thalys brand. Come aboard!

Bertrand Gosselin


About us

Our ambition? To share a strong vision on rail traffic in Europe while stimulating exchanges via direct international rail connections that are both fast and easy. To meet this challenge, we had to create a more efficient and environmentally friendly transport ecosystem, by offering better alternatives to road and air transport. The company was founded in 1995 thanks to collaboration between railway companies from France (SNCF), Belgium (SNCB), Germany (DB) and the Netherlands (NS). A few months later in June 1996 the first red train took to the rails with the first passengers on board. In March 2015 Thalys became a fully-fledged railway company, marking a key stage in the company’s history. Today Thalys helps more than 7 million people travel throughout Europe, covering 4 countries at high speed including France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, and can travel to Paris from Brussels in 1 hour 22, from Cologne in 3 hours 14 and from Amsterdam in 3 hours 15. Passengers’ needs are at the core of Thalys’ business, and this is reflected in our motto “Welcome to our world”. Behind the Thalys product there are more than 600 direct collaborators offering a Europe-wide service that is sustainable, fast, efficient, easy and pleasant.

Key figures

  • 1995

    Year of creation

  • 650

    Number of employees

Our priority / "Welcome to our world”

The personal and professional development of our employees is our top priority. They evolve within an international and multicultural context, within a company on a human scale. The work environment allows everyone to feel heard and involved in our various innovative projects. We also offer many opportunities for personal development. This fosters team spirit and a sense of belonging, in line with our motto "Welcome to our world"!