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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 39m to travel from Paris to Venice by train, over a distance of around 524 miles (844 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Paris to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 31m
Price€29 - €424.50
Distance524 miles (844 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationVenice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Venice for Friday 10th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:29 Paris Gare de Lyon17:00 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets10h 31m, 1 change
07:21 Paris Gare de Lyon19:23 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets12h 02m, 3 changes
07:21 Paris Gare de Lyon20:00 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets12h 39m, 2 changes
07:55 Paris Gare de Lyon19:56 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9261 SNCF Get tickets12h 01m, 5 changes
07:55 Paris Gare de Lyon20:00 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9261 SNCF Get tickets12h 05m, 4 changes
10:23 Paris Gare de Lyon21:00 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9765 SNCF Get tickets10h 37m, 2 changes
12:20 Paris Gare de Lyon05:08 Venezia MestreTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets16h 48m, 5 changes
14:42 Paris Gare de Lyon07:37 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 9249 SNCF Get tickets16h 55m, 2 changes
19:15 Paris Gare de Lyon09:13 Venezia MestreEuroNight 201 Thello Get tickets13h 58m, direct
19:18 Paris Gare de Lyon09:13 Venezia MestreTGV INOUI 6713 SNCF Get tickets13h 55m, 1 change

Thello trains from Paris to Venice

You can travel from Paris to Venice on Thello trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Venice

Train tickets from Paris to Venice start at €29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €213.49.
lowest price found
from29
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price154.24
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price167.44
on the day
avg. single price213.49

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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 39 minutes, with around 13 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 10 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Venice cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Venice can start from as little as €29 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Venice without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Paris to Venice. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Venice leaves at 06:29. 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 20:49. 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 524 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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Venice.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 02/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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