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Take the train from Paris to Venice

Take the train from Paris to Venice and embark on a proper European train experience! There is one direct service between Paris and Venice per day, a night train departing at 19:15 and arriving into Venezia Santa Lucia station at 08:40 the following morning. The total journey time is 13h 47m. Run by Thello, the night train allows you to travel overnight in a sleeper cabin, meaning you won’t lose any holiday time to travel. Considering whether to fly? Not only is rail more sustainable than short-haul flights, but the train is also the best way to travel from Paris to Venice when you factor in the time saved by travelling overnight!

Situated 844km south-east of Paris, Venice is a perfect foil for the City of Light. Swap the magnificent river Seine for Venice’s winding canals and Paris’ open boulevards for Venice’s narrow, cobbled streets. The train arrives into Venezia Santa Lucia, from which you can easily reach Venice’s top attractions, including Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica. While the Thello night train is the only direct service on the Paris-Venice route, you can also travel by a combination of SNCF and Frecciarossa trains – changing once or twice – for a journey time of 9h 31m on the fastest services.

Keen to learn more about travelling by train between Paris and Venice? Cast your eyes down this page for train timetables, ticket prices and FAQs. Book your train tickets using our Journey Planner – we’ll show you the different combinations of services you can take and highlight the cheapest tickets.

Paris to Venice by train

It takes an average of 14h 55m to travel from Paris to Venice by train, over a distance of around 525 miles (844 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Venice and tickets for this journey start from $62.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 20m
PriceFrom $62.81
Distance525 miles (844 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationVenice
Changes2 changes

Paris to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Venice for Dienstag Apr. 20. 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:47 Paris Gare de Lyon17:23 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets10h 36m, 2 changes
06:47 Paris Gare de Lyon18:30 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets11h 43m, 1 change
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon19:56 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets11h 38m, 4 changes
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon20:00 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets11h 42m, 3 changes
10:43 Paris Gare de l’Est23:37 Venezia MestreICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets12h 54m, 5 changes
12:22 Paris Gare de Lyon05:23 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets17h 1m, 4 changes
14:43 Paris Gare de Lyon06:37 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 9249 SNCF Get tickets15h 54m, 2 changes
17:56 Paris Gare de Lyon10:00 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9277 SNCF Get tickets16h 4m, 4 changes
18:18 Paris Gare de Lyon12:23 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets18h 5m, 5 changes
18:18 Paris Gare de Lyon14:30 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets20h 12m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Venice

The price of train tickets from Paris to Venice starts at $62.81 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris to Venice by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Paris to Venice

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Venice? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Venice take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Venice is 14 hours and 55 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Venice is 11 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Venice cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Venice can start from as little as $62.81 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Venice?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Venice. Travelling from Paris to Venice by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Paris to Venice leave?

The first train from Paris to Venice leaves at 05:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Venice leave?

The last train from Paris to Venice leaves at 10:05. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris and Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Venice cover a distance of around 525 miles (844 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Venice to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/11/2021 for travel on 03/11/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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