A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Paris to Venice
- Trip duration
- 2 days
- Travel time
- 9h 49min
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Traveling from Paris to Venice by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Turin and Milan on the way.
- Paris France
- Turin Italy
- Turin Italy
- Milan Italy
- Milan Italy
- Venice Italy
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Good to know when traveling from Paris to Venice
Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.
With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.
What happens if I miss my connecting train?
Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:
Before you travel
- Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
- Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.
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.
- Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
- Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
- When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.
Long distance train trips
If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.
Is there wifi on the train?
There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train, and fortunately most long distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard. Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.
For EU residents
Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.