I would like to take one way train from Paris to Venice. What are the options for this? Is there a TGV for at least part of the journey?

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 19, 2013 20:32
    Hi John,

    A daytime rail connection from Paris to Venice would take about 11 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either Milan or Turin along the way. The first portion of this route from Paris to Milan or Turin would be on a type of TGV train called the 'Lyria' (France-Italy TGV), and the connecting trains from Milan or Turin to Venice would be an Italian high-speed train known as 'Le Frecce' (or still sometimes referred to by it's former name, 'Eurostar Italia').

    Otherwise, there is a direct overnight train between Paris and Venice called the 'Thello'.

    You can purchase tickets and check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    These trains can be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 90 days to get an idea of cost and view schedules when searching the route on our website. This is a very popular route, so I would recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible.
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  • Hi,

    I have been trying to reserve seats on a night train from Paris to Venice for 1 month from now and raileurope.com says reservations are necessary, but not available. What do I do now?

    Leah
    • Jeff (Official Rep) June 27, 2013 15:03
      Hi Leah,

      As of about a year ago, Thello, the operator for the night train between Paris and Venice, no longer accepts any rail pass to cover its ticket costs. Therefore, if you will be traveling with a rail pass, you would still have to purchase regular point-to-point tickets for this particular train. You would do so by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. The point-to-point ticket would include a reservation for space in the sleeping compartment of your choosing.

      I understand that the 'These Are Train Tickets' message (that appears for this train when you attempt to purchase passholder reservations), implies that the reservations are just not available and that you may be able to purchase them locally; however, that is not actually the case. This train actually no longer honors any rail pass. We apologize for any confusion.
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