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ABS tickets for travel in Belgium

Travel in Belgium with the Any Belgian Station formula


Discover Belgium with the "Any Belgian Station" fare or the Connection ticket

Exploring Belgium by train is a piece of cake! With the "Any Belgian Station" (ABS) formula or a connection ticket, you can book tickets to over 550 Belgian train stations in combination with your Thalys, Eurostar, TGV® or ICE train ticket.



In both cases, the ABS fare or Connection ticket enables you to travel between any station in Belgium and your international station of departure/arrival

ABS fare, however, is a surcharge on your Thalys or Eurostar ticket, which will carry the mention “+ Any Belgian Station”. You will travel with only one ticket. The connection ticket, on the other hand, is a separate ticket - so you will travel with two tickets.

In both cases, book online: simply enter the name of your Belgian station of departure/arrival. Our reservation engine will then automatically calculate the total amount of your journey and offer either an ABS fare or a Connection ticket.


Important notice: with an "Any Belgian Station" ticket or with a "Connection" ticket, each rail operator is only responsible for its own section of the journey.



For passengers who still have a connection within Belgium before or after their Thalys journey, most Thalys tickets are available in combination with an Any Belgian Station (ABS) fare of €7 single in Comfort 2 (travel in Belgium in 2nd class) and €10 single in Comfort 1 (travel in Belgium in 1st class).

This connecting journey in Belgium may be taken from the day prior to and/or within one day following your Thalys journey from or to Belgium.


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  • between Antwerpen-Centraal (Antwerp), Paris Nord and the Netherlands
  • between Liège-Guillemins, Paris Nord and Germany


Thalys tickets from or to Brussels-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels) are valid within the entire Brussels zone. There is no need to buy another ticket if you are connecting with your Thalys service, as your Thalys ticket covers train travel within the Brussels urban zone.

The Brussels Zone includes the following stations: Arcades/Arcaden, Bockstael, Boondaal/Boondael, Bordet, Bosvoorde/Boitsfort, Brussel-Centraal/Bruxelles-Central, Brussel-Congres/Bruxelles-Congres, Brussel-Kapellekerk/Bruxelles-Chapelle, Brussel-Luxemburg/Bruxelles-Luxembourg, Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord, Brussel-Schuman, Brussel-West/Bruxelles-Ouest, Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi, Delta, Diesdelle/Vivier d'oie, Etterbeek, Evere, Germoir/Mouterij, Haren, Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud, Jette, Meiser, Merode/Mérode, Moensberg, Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek, Simonis, Sint-Agatha-Berchem/Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, St.-Job, Tour-et-Taxis/Thurn-en-Taxis, Ukkel-Kalevoet/Uccle-Calevoet, Ukkel-Stalle/Uccle-Stalle, Vorst-Oost/Forest-Est, Vorst-Zuid/Forest-Midi and Watermael.

Your Thalys ticket from/to Antwerpen-Centraal (Antwerp) is similarly valid from/to Antwerpen-Berchem, Antwerpen-Centraal, Antwerpen-Dam, Antwerpen-Luchtbal, Antwerpen-Noorderdokken, Antwerpen-Oost and Antwerpen-Zuid, and your Thalys ticket from/to Liège-Guillemins is valid from/to Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Liège-Guillemins (Luik), Liège-Jonfosse, Liège-Palais and Sclessin.

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