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Thello, part of Trenitalia, is a young railway company that offers direct and affordable connections between Italy and France. With Thello you can travel with ease and comfort between Venice and Paris and between Milan and Marseille. Thanks to the sleeper service, you can also travel at night and save on travel time – rest your head in Venice and wake up in Paris ready for your next adventure! Read on for more details about train tickets, times, popular journeys and book your Thello tickets with us.

Want to know more about travelling on Eurocity night trains in Italy and the rest of Europe? Check out our guide on Night trains in Europe for more information.

Thello routes explained

With Thello you can travel direct from Milan, Venice and many more Italian cities to Paris, Marseille, Nice or Dijon in less than a day.

Two routes are covered by Thello –

The route from Rome to Milan marked by dashes is served by Trenitalia. If you're travelling on a route which requires a combination of Thello and Trenitalia services – such as Paris to Rome – you'll need to purchase a 'Promo Thello' ticket. More on that below.

Thello night trains

Learn more about the types of accommodation on board the Thello night train – there’s an option for every budget.

The couchette

Couchettes are 4 or 6-berth compartments with flat bunk beds – perfect for travelling with family or friends. A good option if you want to save money while enjoying a practical travel solution.

The standard bed-cabin

Standard cabins come as one, two or three-bed compartments. Each cabin has a washbasin and comes with complimentary toiletries for each traveller, including a toothbrush and toothpaste, slippers, ear plugs and an eye mask.

The Premium cabin

The latest addition to Thello is the Premium cabin, available as a one or two-bed compartments. Equipped with a private shower and toilet, Premium cabins are ideal for those who love travelling without giving up their comfort.

Thello day trains

Discover which services are available on board the Thello day train and choose the class that’s right for you.

Day trains run between Milan and Marseille, crossing the French Riviera, including Nice, and the Ligurian Coast. You can find two classes on board the day train –

First Class

Thello’s First Class offers larger reclining armchairs and luggage space. What’s more, each seat comes with a reclining table, reading lights and power sockets.

Second Class

Second-class coaches provide 2 seats and specially equipped toilets for disabled passengers travelling on wheelchairs.

Air conditioning is available in all coaches. If you fancy a drink or snack, head to coach 13 between the First and Second Class and you’ll find the corner bar, where you can choose from a wide range of sandwiches, salads, desserts, sweet and savoury snacks, cold drinks and coffee.

Thello tickets

Thello offers four ticket types – Smart, Flexi, Promo Thello and Mini Group. Read on to learn more about the perks of each ticket fare.

Train ticket

Route

Alterations to booking Refund Comfort options
Smart All routes No No No Premium Cabin
Flexi All routes Change route/time/date/name Yes, minus €10 withholding fee All services
Promo Thello Night train + Le Frecce No No All services
Mini Group All routes Change time/date 90% All services

 

All tickets are named. Don't worry about having to print your ticket – just quote your booking reference (PNR code) on your confirmation email on the train when asked. You can book tickets up to 6 months in advance.

Smart

Smart tickets are the cheapest option, but they can’t be changed or refunded. You can book these tickets – which are subject to limited seat availability – up to 7 days before your departure on all cabins except for the Premium Cabin.

Flexi

You're free to make alterations to your booking (such as changing the departure time or date) and you can request a full refund up to 24 hours before departure, minus a €10 fee.

Promo

Promo tickets are for routes which require you to take a Frecce train in combination with a Thello night train. It secures your seat on the Thello service and gives you a discount of between 30% and 50% on your Frecce ticket.

Mini Group

Mini Group tickets are convenient for groups of 2 to 5 people travelling together on Thello. You can change your ticket free of charge and get a 90% refund should you opt not to travel.

Good to know

Children under the age of 4 travel for free on Thello trains. Children between the age of 4 and 14 are entitled to a 30% discount on Flexi and Smart tickets.

You can take two bags of a maximum size of 160 cm (height + length + width) and a carry-on bag. You’re allowed to bring 2 extra pieces of luggage with you, but you’ll need to pay an extra €40 directly on board.

Pets under 5 kg travel for free and without a reservation if they’re in a carrier or cage. If your pet weighs between 5 kg and 50 kg, you can take it on board only if you’re travelling in a private cabin – and you’ll need to pay a supplement of €50 directly on board.

You can travel with your bike on Thello trains only if you fold it and store it in a transport case. This forms part of your luggage allowance and is subject to the same size requirements (maximum dimensions of 160 cm).

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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