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Travelling from Paris to Venice by train

Thinking of taking the train from Paris to Venice and need more information about the journey? Look no further! 

Usually, the train journey from Paris to Venice takes 13h 42m, but can take 9h 16m on the fastest TGV INOUI and Frecciarossa services. As there are no direct services available, you will need to make at least one change along the way. To travel from Paris to Venice quickly, take a high-speed TGV train from Paris Gare de Lyon station to Torino Porta Susa train. There, you can jump on a connecting Frecciarossa service to Venezia Mestre station.  

Although not the fastest mode of transport, travelling by train from Paris to Venice is far more sustainable than flying and a lot more picturesque. Also, once you’ve boarded the train, you can take advantage of the comfortable seats, free WiFi and electrical sockets.  

Once you’ve arrived in Venice, you can start to explore the beauty and history of the City of Light. From the station, you can easily reach Venice’s most iconic attractions, including Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica. Need more inspiration? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Venice

Keen to learn more about how to travel from Paris to Venice by train? Cast your eyes down this page for more information, including train timetables, ticket prices and FAQs. Eager to get started? Book cheap train tickets from Paris to Venice today 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 13h 15m to travel from Paris to Venice by train, over a distance of around 525 miles (844 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Paris to Venice and tickets for this journey start from $48.27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 8m
PriceFrom $48.27
Distance525 miles (844 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:47
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationVenice
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Paris to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Venice for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:18 18:56 11h 38m, 4 changes
09:18 19:30 10h 12m, 3 changes
09:18 20:00 10h 42m, 2 changes
09:55 20:30 10h 35m, 4 changes
11:47 20:55 9h 8m, 1 change
11:55 05:26 17h 31m, 5 changes
14:18 05:37 15h 19m, 2 changes
14:55 07:16 16h 21m, 2 changes
14:55 07:23 16h 28m, 1 change
17:22 08:30 15h 8m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Venice

The price of train tickets from Paris to Venice starts at $48.27 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.
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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 13 hours and 15 minutes, with around 16 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 9 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Venice cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Venice can start from as little as $48.27 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 1 change.

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

The first train from Paris to Venice leaves at 06:47. 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 20:25. 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 10/11/2022. 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 12/07/2022 for travel on 12/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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