Travelers must exercise patience, but, yes, the Paris to Venice overnight train is set to return. But this time, a new operator takes over. Here are the details.
Miss the romance and efficiency of the old Paris to Venice overnight train?
A new sleeper train connecting Paris to Milan and Venice will revive the iconic route. Thello discontinued it in 2020 after a century in service. But French rail company, Midnight Trains, announced it’s reviving the overnight route from Paris to northern Italy in 2025. This new service could revolutionize journeys between France and Italy.
“Revolutionize” … Well, what’s old is new again, as the saying goes.
As travelers reassess the environmental impact of air travel, France has taken the lead by banning domestic flights where a rail alternative exists. This shift in mindset has sparked a surge in international train travel. Alternative rail routes are emerging all over Europe. Once left for dead, overnight trains are at the vanguard.
Sleeper services are a fantastic option for carbon and time savings. You can depart in the evening and arrive at your destination refreshed in the morning. Modern sleeper trains deliver top-notch amenities and services for a pleasurable journey.
Paris to Venice Overnight Trains Get a Makeover
Midnight Trains boasts electric trains that offer a “hotel on rails” experience. This means privacy, proper beds and excellent soundproofing. The trains have private showers, and passengers can choose from one, two, and four-bed configurations.
The train also features a fully equipped bar serving all-night cocktails and food. Midnight Trains even says it’ll offer room service. Er, cabin service, I suppose. The company plans to reach the whole market, with pricing options that cater to different financial situations and levels of comfort.
2025 remains a long way off, but Midnight Trains has given us another reason to love European rail travel. The romance, intrigue and, yes, efficiency of the Paris to Venice overnight train is slated to return.