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Sleeper trains from Venice to Paris

Did you know that there is a direct train service from Venice to Paris every day? Thello trains are sleeper trains with three service levels on offer. A premium cabin fits up to two people and includes a private bathroom with a shower, while standard compartments offer shared berths fitting up to six people. Take the sleeper train and you’ll be in the heart of the City of Light in 14 hours.

Sleeper trains not your thing? There are also regular trains available which get you from Venice to Paris in nine and a half hours, with one change along the way. Either way, travelling between these two iconic cities by train is an experience in itself. It offers so much more than simply getting on a flight. Sit back and relax or mingle with friendly locals and get to know where to find Paris’ hidden gems.

Want more info? Read on for all the FAQs and find train times for this route.

Venice to Paris by train

It takes an average of 14h 45m to travel from Venice to Paris by train, over a distance of around 524 miles (844 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Venice to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 32m
Price€29 - €455.90
Distance524 miles (844 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Venice to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Paris for Thursday 2nd Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
19:26 Venezia Mestre09:14 Paris Gare de LyonEuroNight 200 Thello Get tickets13h 48m, 1 change
19:26 Venezia Mestre09:37 Paris Gare de LyonEuroNight 200 Thello Get tickets14h 11m, direct
19:38 Venezia Mestre09:14 Paris Gare de LyonFrecciargento 9437 Trenitalia Get tickets13h 36m, 3 changes
19:38 Venezia Mestre09:37 Paris Gare de LyonFrecciargento 9437 Trenitalia Get tickets13h 59m, 2 changes
19:53 Venezia Mestre13:16 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 2249 Trenitalia Get tickets17h 23m, 2 changes
21:17 Venezia Mestre15:40 Paris Gare de LyonNightjet 40236 ÖBB Get tickets18h 23m, 3 changes
23:04 Venezia Mestre15:46 Paris Gare de LyonInterCityNight 1571 Trenitalia Get tickets16h 42m, 3 changes
08:00 Venezia Mestre19:38 Paris Gare de LyonFrecciarossa 9714 Trenitalia Get tickets11h 38m, 2 changes
11:00 Venezia Mestre22:32 Paris Gare de LyonFrecciarossa 9724 Trenitalia Get tickets11h 32m, 1 change
19:26 Venezia Mestre09:15 Paris Gare de LyonEuroNight 200 Thello Get tickets13h 49m, 1 change

Thello trains from Venice to Paris

You can travel from Venice to Paris 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 Venice to Paris

Train tickets from Venice to Paris 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 €226.26.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price168.65
on the day
avg. single price226.26

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 Venice to Paris 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 Venice to Paris? 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 Venice to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Venice and Paris is 14 hours and 45 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 Venice and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Paris is 11 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Venice to Paris 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 Venice to Paris?

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

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

The first train from Venice to Paris leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Paris leaves at 23:04. 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 Venice and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Paris 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 Paris to Venice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Venice to Paris.
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 Venice to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2020. 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 22/06/2020 for travel on 04/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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