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The direct overnight train from Venice to Paris is a cheap and easy way to travel between the two cities. This is a perfectly timed overnight journey. The train leaves Venice early enough that you have time to relax on board before turning in for the night. The overnight route skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore, passing through the Simplon Tunnel to reach Switzerland. Arrival in Paris is about half past nine in the morning.
The overnight train to Paris from Venice is run by Thello. Bookings for this service normally open four months in advance of travel, and that’s when you’ll find the cheapest tickets.
If you prefer to travel from Venice to Paris by day, you can take a Frecciabianca service from Venice to Turin, connecting there onto a French TGV train for the high-speed run to Paris.
Venice to Paris (night train)
The Thello overnight train starts at Venice Santa Lucia station. It then runs over the causeway bridge and stops at Venezia Mestre. The train makes four further stops at stations in Italy to pick up passengers bound for France. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – fine views of the Alps. The first scheduled stop in France is at Dijon, where the train sets down passengers before continuing to Paris.
Other journeys to Paris View all journeys to Paris
- From Hamburg Hbf from £52.50
- From Arles from £44.00
- From Geneva from £25.50
- From Bayeux from £13.50
- From Selestat from £43.50
- From Bologna from £34.30
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