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  1. Cheapest price £75.00
  2. 30 day advance £237.70
  3. 7 day advance £262.90
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 50m

Reach Venice from London in a day via Paris and Milan with a Eurostar, TGV and Frecce combination, or travel through the night via Paris with a Eurostar and Thello night train.

  1. It is easy to travel by train from London to Venice. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to Venice. But many prefer travelling by day, using the following route recommended. It’s a long journey for one day, but easily done with an early start from London.

    Start by taking a Eurostar to Paris. In the French capital you’ll need to change stations to connect onto a high-speed French TGV train to Turin. In Turin you alight from the TGV at Porta Susa station, from where there is a convenient direct train to Venice.

    This journey by day from London to Venice is only possible in the outward direction, and only on days when there is a 05.40 Eurostar from London to Paris. You may consider making an overnight stay in France to break this long journey: Paris and Chambéry are obvious choices for a pleasant overnight stop. To return by day from Venice to London, your best bet is to travel first to Turin, staying there overnight, and then picking up either of the two morning TGV services to Paris. Both arrive in the French capital with plenty of time to catch a Eurostar to London.

    Bookings for this journey normally open four months in advance, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Turin

    Paris to Turin

    Fast TGV trains leave the Gare de Lyon in Paris three times each day for Turin. These direct services speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach Lyon, their first stop. After that, the pace slows as the terrain becomes more mountainous. All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train makes two stops at Bardoneccia and Oulx.

    Upon arrival in Turin, the high-speed trains from Paris stop at Porta Susa station, an easy 10-minute walk west of the city centre. Porto Susa affords an excellent range of onward connections - including high-speed services to Florence and Rome, as well as direct trains to Verona and Venice. The TGV from Paris continues beyond Turin Porta Susa to Milan, dawdling rather than dashing on the final leg of its long journey from Paris.

    Turin to Venice

    Turin to Venice

    The rail route from Turin Porta Susa to Venice follows the main west-east rail axis across northern Italy. Trenitalia run ten comfortable Frecciabianca trains each day on this line. There’s a lot to see on this long traverse across the North Italian Plain. You will pass through such distinguished cities as Milan, Verona and Padua. The journey takes 4 hrs 30 mins and the train makes seven or eight stops along the way. Upon arrival in Venice, the train stops at Mestre with most trains then continuing to Santa Lucia where they terminate. The latter is much more convenient for the heart of Venice.

  2. It is easy to travel by train from London to Venice. The journey starts with an afternoon trip on Eurostar from London to Paris. Or take an earlier Eurostar service if you want to have some time in Paris before joining the overnight train to Italy, which is run by Thello. You'll in Venice at half past nine in the morning.

    Bookings for this overnight service normally open four months in advance of travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.

    If you don’t like the idea of an overnight journey between Paris and Venice, there is a feasible daytime option from London on weekdays, but it does make for a very long day.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Venice (night train)

    Paris to Venice (night train)

    The Thello overnight train to Venice departs from Paris Gare de Lyon station. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – views of the Alps. There is a beautiful moment in the morning when the train skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore.

    The only intermediate stop in France is at Dijon, where the train picks up passengers. The overnight run across Switzerland is non-stop. In the morning the train pauses at Milan and then at four other stations in Italy before reaching Venice where the train stops twice, once at Mestre and then at Santa Lucia station. The latter is much more convenient for the heart of the Old Town.

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