Thello

Thello night trains. Ideal to travel from Paris to Milan, Venice and Florence.

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Thello network

Hop on board the Thello, the night train which travels between France and Italy. Enjoy a delicious dinner and relax in your bed to wake up afresh the next day. This popular service has carried more than 1 million people in the heart of Paris, Florence, Milan or Venice. Travelling at a speed of 180 km/h, the train will allow you to sleep cosily in a comfortable sleeper or couchette. If you have purchased a rail pass, please note that Passholder fares are not offered for Thello trains. Attendants are available at all hours on the Thello. The train attendants will handle customs procedures and wake you up before arriving at your destination.


Paris Rome 14:58 € 100
Paris Venice 13:19 € 80
Paris Milan 09:39 € 64
Paris Florence 11:58 € 100

Booking & Ticket delivery

Booking :
  • Thello tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Ticket delivery option(s) :

Paper ticketReceive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.

Experience the service

Before you board

The Thello train leaves from Paris-Gare de Lyon in France.

You don’t have to check in before travelling. However make sure that you board the train at least 2 minutes before departure. Make sure that you have a ticket which includes a reservation.

Onboard

Classes and facilities offered by Thello
First classFirst classSecond classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.Single sleeperDouble and Triple sleeper T34-bed Couchettes T4 6-bed Couchettes T6
Washbasin Practical to freshen up anytime during your trip.
Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period.
Security Lock and spy hole on the door for a maximum privacy and security.
Drink Bottles of water are available on board.
Cabin arrangement At your request, an attendant will arrange the cabin for the night.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience.
Wake-up service You will be woke-up about 30 to 60 minutes before the train’s arrival.


Highlights

Sleepers: your home from home!

  • Thello Night trains offer a Sleeper class with 1 to 3 berth-cabins, with gender distinctions in 2 and 3 berth-cabins, except for people who reserve together. Each cabin has a washbasin, a razor socket, a complimentary toiletry kit, and the comfort of a real bed. Attendants can set up your cabin for the night. You also benefit from a wake-up service and a coffee and croissant at the restaurant car.

Couchettes: economical and practical

  • Thello Night trains Couchettes offer 4 or 6 berth-cabins with no gender distinction. As in Sleepers, you can benefit from the help of an attendant. The wake-up service between 30 to 60 minutes before your arrival and a bottle of water in the evening are free of charge.

When you eat well, you sleep well!

  • The bar is available for a quick snack with hot and cold beverages and light sweet and savoury dishes. The Thello Night train dining car and its restaurant await you with two set menus for a genuine gourmet meal, providing a full meal served at your table. If you are travelling by sleeping car, the attendant will collect your reservation, otherwise simply come to the dining car where you will be seated on a “first come first served” basis.

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    How to make a reservation of seats from Paris to Rome

    answered Posted by Chris Y. | Comments 4 | Created: 22/03/2014

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    "adverse"

       . 
    During overnight journey, toilet flush did not work inthe toilet. Dinner items were not adequate. And that too finished early. Self being handicapped, help with luggage was not readily available. Rest were ok    Value for money  Convenience

    " Comfortable enough for two"

      Wayne n.  04/08/2013
    We had the privilege of travelling from Venice to Paris and used the train to complete our "authentic" experience of the Italian countryside. It was summer during our trip, so the sun set late... wonderful. Thereafter, it was a little tedious and it was very lucky that we had reserved a cabin to ourselves... and that there were only two of us. The customer service officers patrolled the train to help families who were too elderly or had difficulty with the bunks (watch out for the uppermost bunk). CAUTIONS: Our main caution with the train is stairs - people who need assistance with luggage or are frail, the Parisian stations are often without lifts or escalators and in the Italian ones, you are vulnerable to the young men who look helpful but then demand 10-20 Euro for helping you with your luggage! In First class, they collect your passports so that you don't have to be woken at the border crossing. They return them! Skip the breakfast in the morning, it's pretty average fare and... you're in Paris!! Better croissants are just two hours away!!!!!! (our recommendation: try Paul). Taxi from Gare du Lyon to 6e St Germain was 20 Euro.    Value for money  Convenience

    "A good way to travel"

      Marion c.  31/07/2013
    Taking a sleeper train or the long journey from Paris to Rome was less comfortable than I expected. The worst part was the toilet experience. The only way to describe it is disgusting. The toilets did not have a seat. Under normal circumstances that is fine but on a train that is rocking from side to side, trying to crouch can be difficult. This resulted in urine all over the floor. The toilet paper had also run out and there were no hand towels. The bed in the sleeper car was fairly comfortable and the temperature was good despite the intense heat outside. Make sure you bring food with you on the train as the meals available on the train should be used strictly for emergencies only.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Comfy Trip"

      Tsz Ying w.  07/07/2013
    Toilet are clean. Door can be locked and reading light is provided for each couchette. But the lower couchette is a little bit small but still comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Book Night Train ticket flow"

      Fung Ling Mandy s.  22/06/2013
    The booking procedure of Euro rail was user friendly and easy to understand. Provided a convenience service on delivery and very efficiency on ticket refund due to make an error on my own. Thank of Rail Euro    Value for money  Convenience

    "Review of Thello"

      Dai Chew h.  13/06/2013
    My trip from Paris - Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Stazione was a convenient one, the train was on time, the sleeping facilities in the cabin is well equipped, and sufficient for a good rest, fyi, i took the overnight train, T4 couchettes. The train conductors are very helpful to assist in any situations. Thank you Rail Europe, for providing this wonderful experience, for my trip in Europe.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Not a Nice Experience"

      Patricia h.  13/06/2013
    The journey was advertised as first class. We are seniors and no help was offered either at the stations or getting on and off the train had to manage two large suitcases and two lots of hand baggage also had to take down steps and under subway to get to the allocated platform. The accommodation was very small and stuffy air-con didn't work the train was old and creaked and groaned the whole 13 hours. No cold drinks no ice only a choice of Vodka or Whisky no goes with food came in boxes. Definitely would not travel this way again .    Value for money  Convenience

    "Average train journey"

      Vamsee Chandra g.  12/06/2013
    We travelled in a night train from Paris to Venice expecting the train to be superfast (like the TGV). But the train turned out to be just another express train, nothing exceptional. Water bottles were an issue in our cabin as they were limited. The person incharge of our compartment was hardly ever present, except to first take and later give back our passports. In addition to that, there was an Italian lady travelling with her pre-teen who was intent on taking up most of the cabin's space and resources (including our water bottles) which was annoying to say the least. Also she managed to take the lower berths allocated to a couple of other aged Chinese tourists who found it hard to climb up. Comfort wise, as ours was a couchette, we had ample space to sit and sleep. Blankets were provided and there was enough space to keep our luggage (of 4 suitcases). However, the amount we paid for the trip seemed to be very high, considering that we booked the tickets almost 50 days prior to the journey. Overall, I would rate the journey 3.5/5    Value for money  Convenience

    "Bad experience"

      Zhen Wei n.  12/06/2013
    The train was small and cannot allocate too many luggage. maximum 2 medium luggage for second class cabin. Also, no first class cabin for couple available. Not a very good experience in travelling with Thello.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Train Speed"

      Oon Kwang t.  11/06/2013
    very slow speed    Value for money  Convenience

    "Average"

      Heriberto b.  10/06/2013
    The Train is old, but My Wife and me could sleep well. the room was tiny, but was OK for our purposes.    Value for money  Convenience

    "not what I expected for my mon"

      Anne b.  09/05/2013
    I travelled from Dijon to Florence and back in April. When I booked my ticket on raileurope.com, I payed for what was called a 1st class ticket. Well, it was a compartment with 4 beds, not very special in the way you would think a 1st class bed would be (it's actually a "couchette" not a bed). And the free water bottle didn't make up for the comfort of the couchette. The train was late both ways, 1 hour on the way to FLorence, 2 and a half hours on the way back and apparently it's a very common occurence. Nothing to say about the staff though, excellent welcome, friendly and professional, helping out with the delay for people to get their connections later. Thelio has actually offer a partial refund for the delay (it happens if the train is more than 1 hour late). It remains a very efficient way to go from France to Italy, but my advice would be to just book a seat, you will probably sllep as much as in a sleeping compartment.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good service and convenient"

      Michelle t.  04/05/2013
    Good train. Meal included with ticket, which is great!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Overnight Milaon to Paris"

      Daniel p.  28/03/2013
    Disappointing in that comfort was average, cramped double berth cabin    Comfort  Value for money  Convenience

    "Paris-Milan"

      Hilary t.  07/11/2012
    Couchettes are three high, and the bottom one is not comfortable as the space to the above bed is narrow and the bed is also.However as there were only 4 persons in the compartment, we were able to sleep on the upper berths and they are very comfortable. The train is very fast, late arriving but made up some of that time. All in all a good way to travel.    Comfort  Value for money  Convenience

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