A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Paris to Rome
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The trip from Paris to Rome by train is fantastic. The journey takes 2 days, through beautiful landscapes, passing Turin on the way.
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Good to know when traveling from Paris to Rome
First and second class
Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed on All Aboard.
Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.
Can I charge my phone on the train?
Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.
Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?
What happens if I miss my connecting train?
Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:
Before you travel
- Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
- Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.
If you've missed your train
International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.
- Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
- Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
- When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
- If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.
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