Paris to Venice by train

Paris to Venice by train:  Frecciarossa arrived at Milan Centrale.

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Paris to Venice in a day from €49...

You can travel the 1,148 km (713 miles) from Paris to Venice in a single day by high-speed train through some great Alpine scenery, with cafe-bar, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.  It's not just transportation, it's an epic European adventure with your feet up and a glass of prosecco to hand.  There are several ways to travel from Paris to Venice by train, this page explains the options between Paris & Venice in both directions, and the best way to buy tickets.

Information current for 2022.  The Paris-Venice Thello sleeper train is no longer running.

Travelling to Verona?  This page covers Paris to Verona by train, too.

small bullet point  Paris to Venice: Which route to choose?

small bullet point  Option 1, Paris to Venice in a day by Frecciarossa

small bullet point  Option 2, Paris to Venice in a day by TGV

small bullet point  Option 3, Paris to Venice using the Munich-Venice sleeper

small bullet point  Option 4, Paris to Venice with overnight stop in Turin

small bullet point  Option 5, Paris to Venice with overnight stop in Geneva

small bullet point  Option 6, Paris to Venice via the Bernina Express

small bullet point  Venice to Paris: Which route to choose?

small bullet point  Option 1, Venice to Paris in a day by Frecciarossa

small bullet point  Option 2, Venice to Paris in a day by TGV

small bullet point  Option 3, Venice to Paris with overnight stop in Turin

small bullet point  Option 4, Venice to Paris with overnight stop in Geneva

small bullet point  Option 5, Venice to Paris via the Bernina Express


Paris to Venice by train...

Which option to choose?

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Option 1, Paris to Venice in a day by Frecciarossa...

Paris to Venice by train: A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale

Paris to Venice by train:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale.  Interior photos courtesy of Nicholas Brooke.

Frecciarossa 1000 standard class   Frecciarossa 1000 Premium class seats

Standard class, with seats arranged 2+2 across the car width.  Larger photo.

 

Premium class, identical to Standard class but in leather.  Sold as Standard on Paris-Milan.  Larger photo.

Frecciarossa 1000 Business class seats   At-seat meal on Frecciarossa 1000

Business class seats 1+2 across car width, with tables for 2, tables for 4 & complimentary prosecco. Larger photo.

 

In business class you can order a simple meal at your seat, around €18...

Frecciarossa 1000 executive class   Frecciarossa executive meeting room

Executive class at one end of the train Larger photo.

 

The Executive class meeting room.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Paris to Venice by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Paris to Venice with your feet up.  These are mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Paris to Venice by train

...And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 2, Paris to Venice in a day by TGV...

Paris to Venice by TGV:  A TGV train at Paris Gare de Lyon

A TGV to Turin & Milan at Paris Gare de Lyon.  There's no check-in, just be on board at departure time...

2nd class on a Paris-Milan TGV   Food on board the TGV from Milan to Paris

2nd class with mix of unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats 2+2 across car width. Larger photo.

 

The cheese platter bought from the cafe-bar as the mountains swept by...

Cafe-bar on the Paris-Milan TGV   1st class on the Paris-Milan TGV

Cafe-bar selling tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold snacks & microwaved dishes.  Larger photo.

 

1st class with mix of unidirectional seats, solo seats, tables for 2 & for 4.  Seats 2+1 across car width. Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Paris to Venice by train

The TGV from Paris to Italy leaves the Paris-Lyon high-speed line then slows right down through the Alpine foothills.  These are autumnal mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Paris to Venice by train

And these are mountains in Italy in summer.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 3, Paris to Venice using the Munich-Venice sleeper...

TGV Duplex at Paris Gare de l'Est

Step 1, Paris to Munich by TGV Duplex at Paris Gare de l'Est.

TGV Duplex cafe-bar   TGV Duplex upper deck 2nd class seats

The cafe-bar on the upper deck in car 4, serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, snacks & microwaved hot dishes....

 

2nd class seats, this is upper deck seating.  There's a mix or tables for 4 and unidirectional seating.

First class on board a TGV Duplex   A TGV Duplex at Paris Est.

1st class seats on the upper deck, a club duo on the left, a club quatre on the right.

 

A TGV Duplex.  The red near the door indicates 1st class, pale green indicates 2nd class.

The Nightjet sleeper train to Venice at Munich Hbf

Step 2, Munich to Venice by Nightjet sleeper train, seen here on platform 12 at Munich HbfMore about nightjets.

Nightjet deluxe sleeper, 2-bed   Nightjet deluxe sleeper toilet & shower   4-berth couchette compartment from Cologne to Vienna

2-berth deluxe sleeper.  More info about Nightjet trains.

 

...en suite toilet & shower.

 

4-berth couchettes...

Sunrise as the sleeper train crosses the causeway into Venice

Sunrise as the Munich-Venice Nightjet crosses the causeway over the lagoon into Venice.  Courtesy of Andreas Wiedenhoff.

The Nightjet sleeper train arrived at Venice Santa Lucia

The Nightjet sleeper train arrived at Venice Santa Lucia.  More nightjet information.

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Option 4, Paris to Venice with overnight stop in Turin...

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Option 5, Paris to Venice with overnight stop in Geneva...

ETR610 EuroCity train at Milan Centrale

A EuroCity train at Milan CentraleMore information about these EuroCity trains.

1st class on a Switzerland to Milan Astoro train   ETR610 restaurant car

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

 

Restaurant car.  Larger photo.

Lunch on an ETR610 train   1st class seats on an ETR610 train

Lunch in the restaurant car...

 

2nd class.  Larger photo 360 degree photo.

Sion castle, see from the train to Venice

Sion castle, as seen from a Geneva-Milan train.  This route train passes through the famous Simplon Tunnel, opened in 1906, on the very route used by the celebrated Simplon Orient Express of Agatha Christie fame.

Lake Maggiore, seen from a Milan to Basel train

You'll pass a lake or two.  This is Lake Maggiore, seen from the dining-car of a northbound Milan to Basel train over an excellent lunch of salmon tagliatelle & excellent (but expensive!) Swiss red wine.  The Geneva-Milan trains also pass Lake Maggiore.

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Option 6, Paris to Venice via the Bernina Express - the ultimate scenic route...

TGV-Lyria at Paris Gare de Lyon

Paris to Zurich by TGV-Lyria.. This is a 320 km/h double-deck TGV-Lyria train at Paris Gare de Lyon.  Then take a Swiss domestic train from Zurich to Chur.

TGV Duplex cafe-bar   TGV Duplex upper deck 2nd class seats

The cafe-bar on the upper deck in car 4, serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, snacks & microwave-style hot dishes...

 

2nd class seats, this is upper deck seating.  There's a mix or tables for 4 and unidirectional seating.  360Ί photo.

First class on board a TGV Duplex   A TGV-Lyria Duplex at Paris Gare de Lyon

1st class seats on the upper deck, a club duo on the left, a club quatre on the right. 360Ί photo.

 

A TGV-Lyria boarding at Paris Gare de Lyon.  You enter on the lower deck, with 9 stairs up to top deck.

First class seats   Bernina Express panormaic cars

Bernina Express 1st class seats...

 

Chur to Tirano by Bernina Express...

The train descends from the Bernina Pass

The Bernina Express descends from the Bernina Pass.  See the Bernina Express page.

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Venice to Paris by train...

Which route to choose?

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Option 1, Venice to Paris in a day by Frecciarossa...

Venice to Paris by Frecciarossa:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale

Venice to Paris by train:  A Frecciarossa 1000 at Milan Centrale.  Interior photos courtesy of Nicholas Brooke.

Frecciarossa 1000 standard class   Frecciarossa 1000 Premium class seats

Standard class, with seats arranged 2+2 across the car width.  Larger photo.

 

Premium class, identical to Standard class but in leather.  Sold as Standard on Milan-Paris.  Larger photo.

Frecciarossa 1000 Business class seats   At-seat meal on Frecciarossa 1000

Business class seats 1+2 across car width, with tables for 2, tables for 4 & complimentary prosecco. Larger photo.

 

In business class you can order a simple meal at your seat, around €18...

Frecciarossa 1000 executive class   Frecciarossa executive meeting room

Executive class at one end of the train Larger photo.

 

The Executive class meeting room.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Venice to  Paris by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Venice to Paris with your feet up.  These are mountains in France...

Scenery in Italy, en route from Venice to  Paris by train

...And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 2, Venice to Paris in a day by TGV...

Venice to Paris by TGV:  The TGV train at Paris Gare de Lyon

A Milan-Turin-Paris TGV at Paris Gare de Lyon.  There's no check-in, just be on board at departure time...

2nd class on a Paris-Milan TGV   Food on board the TGV from Milan to Paris

2nd class with mix of unidirectional seats & tables for 4.  Seats 2+2 across car width. Larger photo.

 

The cheese platter bought from the cafe-bar as the mountains swept by...

Cafe-bar on the Paris-Milan TGV   1st class on the Paris-Milan TGV

Cafe-bar selling tea, coffee, beer, wine, cold snacks & microwaved dishes.  Larger photo.

 

1st class with a mix of unidirectional seats, solo seats, tables for 2 & for 4.  Seats 2+1 across car width.  Larger photo.

Scenery in France, en route from Venice to Paris by train

Take a good book, a bottle o' red, and enjoy the scenery from Venice to Paris with your feet up...  These are mountains in France...  Watch the Paris-Milan TGV video guide.

Scenery in Italy, en route from Venice to Paris by train

And these are mountains in Italy.  Scenery between Oulx and Turin, courtesy of www.discoverbyrail.com.

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Option 3, Venice to Paris with overnight stop in Turin...

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Option 4, Venice to Paris with overnight stop in Geneva...

ETR610 EuroCity train at Milan Centrale

A EuroCity train at Milan CentraleMore information about these EuroCity trains.

1st class table for two   1st class seats on an ETR610 train

Table for 4 in 2nd class, ideal for families...

 

1st class seats...

Restaurant car of a tilting 'Pendolino' train from Geneva to Milan.   Meal on a Swiss EuroCity train between Switzerland & Milan

Restaurant car...

 

Lunch!

Sion castle, see from the train to Venice

Sion castle, as seen from a Geneva-Milan train.  This route train passes through the famous Simplon Tunnel, opened in 1906, on the very route used by the celebrated Simplon Orient Express of Agatha Christie fame.

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Option 5, Venice to Paris via the Bernina Express - the ultimate scenic route...

First class seats   Bernina Express panormaic cars

Bernina Express 1st class seats...

 

the Bernina Express uses panoramic carriages...

The train descends from the Bernina Pass

The Bernina Express descends from the Bernina Pass...


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