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Paris - Venice
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Main stations in Paris and Venice
Paris Gare de LyonOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:45am to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:45am to 9:45pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER, Corail)
SNCF rail agents, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Ticket Office, Assistance for disabled, Lockers, Lounge, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Venezia Santa LuciaOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 6am to 12am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains operated by Trenitalia, City Night Line
Tourist Information Point, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Waiting rooms, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Currency exchange, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
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Your travel by train from Paris to Venice
Taking the train between France and Italy is fast and enjoyable thanks to the Thello trains. Passengers travel overnight between Paris and Venice and the journey takes around 13 hours. Carriages are spacious and comfortable with options for reclining chairs during the day to six berth cabins and private double and single sleepers in night trains. There’s a restaurant car too.
The Thello departs Paris from Gare de Lyon to Venice. Gare de Lyon is on the underground lines 1 and 14 and RER A and D and is easy to reach in central Paris. Allow around 30 to 45 minutes to transfer from Gare du Nord. Venice’s mainland station is called Venezia Mestre but Santa Lucia station is also served by Italian domestic trains. Venice is well connected to the airport and other regional and international trains.
Visit Venice and discover other popular train journeys
Venice is Italy’s romantic and unique gem, hidden in the water ways of its hundreds of canals and crammed full of secret delights and picturesque scenes at almost every step. Visitors take a ride on a gondola and enjoy the hustle and bustle of St Marc’s Square. Most people enjoy a stroll through the six different neighbourhoods stumbling upon churches, restaurants and little squares and fountains.
From Venice travellers can take the train back into France for adventures or on the Italian train networks for Rome, Milan or Naples and other wonderful places in Italy.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Venice
"Paris to Milan"Ivan t.
Transport personnel in Paris terminal assisting us were great. Great overland trip from Paris to Milan. On board personnel were very good.
"Excellent Experience"Ai Luan p. 10/12/2013
Very convenience and value for money for our Paris-London trip.
"Paris to Strasbourg"John n. 27/11/2013
The train was very comfortable and the ride was quite speedy. E-tickets were very easily purchased and downloaded.
"Value for money!"Ra b. 27/11/2013
Five of us travelled from Venice to Milan with lots of luggage. We booked 2nd class so didn't expect any help with our luggage. We have a motto "only take what you can carry yourself" The luggage rack area was safe and easily accessible. We had seats facing each other with a table which was ideal. Comfy seats, plenty of room was just what we needed. The online booking was so simple.Will definitely recommend.
"Comfortable train ride"Nurhuda Binte j. 25/11/2013
It was the first time taking Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris and it was a nice experience. It was comfortable. Since we booked our tickets in advanced, it was value for money and we were allocated to seats that we wanted.
"confusing"Lynda Marie w. 22/11/2013
T he train we got on at Lille was two trains joined together which made it very confusing when trying to find the coach we were in nearly missed the train trying to find the right coach. and when we arrived in Paris the signs for the underground trains are really poor we expected better from such a large city. Arriving back at St Pancras in London the difference is startling even if you are a visitor and don,t know much of the language you would find where you are going much easier.
"Rome to Venice"Thomas m. 21/11/2013
The train was right on time in both leaving Rome and arriving in Venice.
"Delay appallingly handled"Teong l. 20/11/2013
The train to Paris Gare Lyon was to leave Figueres Vilafant (where I boarded) at 5:20 PM. it left the station punctually enough. However, when we got to the next station (Perpignan), we were told that strong winds had caused disruptions to power lines and, as a result, the track from Perpignan to the next station was not prperly set. The solution was for everyone to alight from the train at Perpignan and take a bus (provided) to the next station to continue the journey. To my understanding, the track at the next station had been amiss since 3-ish PM (2 hours before the start of our journey). Despite that, Rail Europe had arranged only one bus on standby at Perpignan to transfer the passengers. Needless to say, one bus was barely sufficient. So the bulk of the passengers waited at the Perpignan station for just over 2 hours for the next train to arrive hoping that in the meantime the track at Perpignan would be set right. All along, it didn't seem anyone was really in charge - there were sometimes conflicting indications from the rail employees. It really was quite an appalling state of affairs. All in all, the total journey was delayed for between 2 and 3 hours and arrived in Paris way past 2 AM (not including taxi queueing time!). If you take Europe Rail, cut yourself some slack as delays (for all kinds of reasons) happen more often than you'd expect and, frustratingly, quite a tolerated scenario, especially in France. The delay was unfortunate as everything else was good.
"Excellent Service"Tausif k. 18/11/2013
Me and my family travelled to on Train from paris to London and Rome to Venice. Bought the tickets on line from Pakistan, every thing was very convenient and excellent service.
"value foe money"Tausif k. 14/11/2013
All ok i am happpy trip rail train . milan paris. value for money
"An experience"Tausif k. 13/11/2013
The staff was great. The linens were fresh. The supplies were convenient. My suggestion would include an updated train car. Toilets were smelly. Berth was well designed but had seen better days. We paid for a first class berth, but felt more like a very used hotel room. Air conditioning was nonexistent. It was a good way to travel from Pome to Paris while viewing some of the countryside, but just had to keep focused on that rather than the accommodations.
"lille to paris"Paul l. 12/11/2013
the experience was 1st class from the information as to when the train was departing to when we arrived in Paris.
"Comfortable train travel"Elton m. 11/11/2013
We travelled from Paris to Laussane it was on time, very comfortable, the lunch was of a high standard and the staff offered a high standard of service.
"Zurich to Paris by train"Elton m. 10/11/2013
The whole experience of booking and then travelling with TGV Lyria has been fantastic. I will definitely use it again. Thank you.
"Montbard to Paris EASY"Deborah o. 09/11/2013
What an easy quick way to get into the heart of Paris and back to Burgundy in one day!