Thello Night trains

Thello Night trains


Thello night trains. Ideal to travel from Paris to Milan, Venice and Florence.

  • Paris - Venice: 13:24
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • Night trains
  • Secure cabins with cozy berths
  • Save on accommodation


Thello night train


Thello Night trains

Hop on board the Thello, the night train which travels between France and Italy. Enjoy a delicious dinner and relax in your bed to wake up afresh the next day. This popular service has carried more than 1 million people in the heart of Paris, Florence, Milan or Venice. Travelling at a speed of 180 km/h, the train will allow you to sleep cosily in a comfortable sleeper or couchette. If you have purchased a rail pass, please note that Passholder fares are not offered for Thello trains. Attendants are available at all hours on the Thello. The train attendants will handle customs procedures and wake you up before arriving at your destination.

Practical information

You don’t have to check in before travelling. However make sure that you board the train at least 2 minutes before departure. Make sure that you have a ticket which includes a reservation.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Booking :
  • Thello Night trains tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Thello
First classFirst class Second class Second class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. Single sleeper Double and Triple sleeper T3 4-bed Couchettes T4 6-bed Couchettes T6
Washbasin Practical to freshen up anytime during your trip.
Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period.
Security Lock and spy hole on the door for a maximum privacy and security.
Drink Bottles of water are available on board.
Cabin arrangement At your request, an attendant will arrange the cabin for the night.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience.
Wake-up service You will be woke-up about 30 to 60 minutes before the train’s arrival.

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From our travel community

I want to visit florence, venice and rome in oct 17. i am visiting paris in the month of oct 17. from paris i want to visit florence, venice, rome for a periof of three days and return back to paris. need advice to use euro rail pass economically. we are two (...)

Parthiban S. | 2017/06/16 answered | 2 Comments
I want to know why i cannot reserve a ticket. (2) First, thank you for your reply. I leave this question since you asked me a specific train schedule for my previous question. I want to get a 'thello' (...)

HYO R. | 2017/06/14 answered | 0 Comments
Travel from paris to florence on 9 april 2017 I'm planning a train trip together with my wife from Paris to Florence on 9 April 2017 (overnight). May I know the difference between 1st class and 2nd class tickets and how do I select the cabin so that my wife and I will be in the same cabin? (...)

Jake T. | 2017/02/02 answered | 0 Comments
How to book a 4 berth couchette from paris to florence on the thello night train I'm travelling with my family and I would like a 4 Berth couchette not a 6 berth, but the only one that comes up when I go to book is the 6 berth. I can be flexible with dates but it has to be in the UK school holidays. (...)

Rob C. | 2017/01/03 answered | 13 Comments
Train from paris to verona We want to train from Paris to Verona arriving anytime after 1pm on the 19th of August. 2 Adults travelling.

Catherine R. | 2016/07/09 answered | 0 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Where to Begin | Tania g. | 2016/09/18
    "Noisy and very uncomfortable. The air conditioning was not switched on until the train left and in 33 degrees it wasn't good. There was no real room for the luggage and constant noise throughout the journey. Not a great experience at all. "

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    night train | Yogi p. | 2015/09/14
    "a little hot in the room when we started the trip from Dijon, but overall is quite good. too bad no free wi fi. "

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    Overall it was a smooth ride | Roger Ka Chun w. | 2014/11/30
    "Overall it was a smooth ride but the cabin is very tiny and a bit wore down. "

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    need travel insurance | Robert s. | 2014/11/20
    "unfortunately you can not get sick or have a trip disruption . if you are unable to use your tickets and cannot get to the staion before the travel date you lose the cost of your ticket at least with airlines you would get something back "

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    Interesting night | Marsha m. | 2014/10/20
    "The overnight train was a new adventure for me. It was surprisingly comfortable, and I was pleasantly surprised to have a compartment to myself. The finishes were no doubt clean, but they seemed dingy. Perhaps a refresh is in order? "

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    Easy way to travel | Roberto b. | 2014/10/09
    "Needs to update the fleet "

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    European Adventure. | Jason r. | 2014/08/25
    "When it comes to traveling by train, I think you get what you paid for. The bunks were very clean and safe, the staff was knowledgeable, and the ride was on time and convenient. We would use the train again. "

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    Thello night train | Ginny h. | 2014/07/22
    "The sleep on the train was surprisingly comfortable! It was certainly a new experience to sleep while travelling to another different country. There was enough space in a 6 bunk coach. Our train conductor was friendly as well. Only con was the toilet was not very clean and smelt bad. And also during the night we had to switch train compartments as ours had faulty problems (aircond and all electricity items) not working. Was a mad rush to wake up suddenly to be told to move as all other passengers were rushing to their compartments. However, the conductors has allocated us new bunk beds earlier so no arguments on who gets which beds. Other than that, it was great. "

  • Value for money
    Family Trip Paris to Rome | William Lee k. | 2014/07/09
    "Our first overnight train trip. Overall the trip was exciting. The sleeping car was very basic, no frills and had limited amenities. The sleeping car seemed dated and not the cleanest. "

  • Value for money
    Professional and friendly | Caro b. | 2014/06/04
    "We were two ladies travelling together in a couchette. Arriving at the train we realised we had been booked in a couchette with a strange man. We were quite upset as we did not want to share with a man. The conductor was so friendly! she arranged another couchette for the gentleman and we two ladies had a comfortable ride. Thank you Joy for all your help. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

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  • Q. Is dinner and/or breakfast included with my reservation on an overnight train?

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