Thello Night trains

Thello Night trains


Thello Trains: A France to Italy Connection.

  • 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

Thello are international trains that provide both daytime and overnight travel between France and Italy. Travel during the day from Marseille or Nice to Genoa or Milan, or any number of stops in between. Travel overnight between Paris and a host of Italian cities including Milan and Venice.

Travel on Thello day trains in comfortable 1st or 2nd class seats. Or enjoy overnight travel with accommodations that include sleeper compartments and couchette cars to choose from. Sleeping compartments sleep either one, two or three people, 
have in-room washbasins, and include a complimentary continental breakfast served in your compartment or the restaurant car. Compartments are available as men-or-women-only, or you can reserve an entire compartment to fit your travel party needs. Couchette cars feature bathrooms at either end of the car and offer 4 or 
6 berth compartments. Additionally, all travelers will be provided with a wake-up service and morning coffee when requested.

Train accommodations aside, you’ll enjoy Thello’s city-center to city-center convenience. So why not join the million-plus who ride these trains and arrive relaxed and refreshed in the city of their dreams the next morning? That’s Thello.

Practical information

There are no check-in procedures for Thello trains, however, it is advisable that you arrive at the station at least 10-minutes prior to your train’s scheduled departure. This allows you time to locate the departure platform. Be sure to board the train at least 2 minutes prior to departure. Thello trains require a ticket and 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

Services & amenities offered by Thello
Second class Second class First classFirst class
Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket. 6-bed Couchettes T6 4-bed Couchettes T4 Double and Triple sleeper T3 Single sleeper
Washbasin Keep yourself refreshed anytime during your journey
Security Sleep soundly in the privacy of your secure compartment with lock and spy hole on the door.
Newspapers & magazines Flip through a complimentary international/local newspaper or magazine as you enjoy the journey.
Breakfast Fuel your body for sightseeing upon arrival by taking advantage of the most important meal of the day.
Air conditioning Enjoy your journey by staying cool and refreshed traveling during the summer months.
Bottles of water Keep yourself hydrated from one city to the next with a refreshing bottle of water.
Cabin Assistance An attendant will be happy to assist in preparing your cabin for the night, at your request.
Wake-up service Expect to be woken up approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to the train’s arrival.

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. "

  • Value for money
    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. "

  • Value for money
    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. "

  • Value for money
    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 "

  • Value for money
    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? "

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

  • Value for money
    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. "

  • Value for money
    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

  • Q. Do I need to book a rail pass for everyone in my traveling party, including children and infants?

  • Q. I just landed in Europe. How do I get to the train station from the airport?

  • Q. What ways can a train ticket be issued? Paper? e tickets?

  • Q. Will the train cars be air conditioned/heated?

  • Q. I need to cancel my trip to Europe. How do I request reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™?

  • Q. I have a question about my Rail Europe Gift Card. Who should I contact?

  • Q. What other types of services are available at the station?

  • Q. What is the difference between a flexi pass and a consecutive/continuous pass?

  • Q. I’ve already booked my rail pass, but think I’d like a different one. Can I exchange it? It’s totally unused.

  • Q. Can my family sit together if I have a First class rail pass and my child has a Second class youth pass?

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