Thello Night (France <> Italy)

Exterior view of a Thello overnight train Exterior view of a Thello overnight train

Exterior view of a Thello overnight train

Due to the quarantine control in northern Italy, Thello has suspended all of its services until Apr 3rd, the date until the control will be in place.

These trains convey:

- A restaurant car - all passengers can order an evening meal and/or breakfast in the restaurant car (though the price of the food/drink is not included in the ticket price).
- Couchettes with 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cabins with 3 and 2 beds
- Premium Sleeping cabins, travellers must book entire cabin which sleeps 1 or 2 people

These trains do not convey any seating accommodation.


The couchettes:

All couchettes are mixed sex

A berth in a 4 berth compartment is more expensive than in a 6 berth

Sheets and pillows are provided.
Washing facilities are available (shared with the other compartments)

Complimentary bottle of water.
Snacks and other drinks can be ordered from the attendant.


Standard sleeping cabins:

Single sex only.

Cabins are sold on a 2 bed or 3 bed occupancy, so if you're are a solo traveller you can opt to share a cabin with one or two other people.
If two men/women are travelling together you can opt to book a 2 bed cabin, or to share a 3 bed cabin with another traveller.

Prices per bed are cheaper in a 3 bed cabin compared to a 2 bed cabin.

Bed linen provided
Washing facilities in cabin (sink/basin with washing kit and towels)
Toilet in cabin
Complimentary bottle of water
Additional welcome drink can be ordered when boarding
Breakfast in the restaurant car included in the price
Cabin has more sound insulation than the couchettes.


Premium sleeping cabins:

All the facilities of the standard sleeping cabin PLUS a shower in the cabin.

The entire cabin will be booked, so if you are a solo traveller you will have the cabin to yourself.
Or if you travelling as a couple you will have a private cabin

Usually only four premium cabins are available per journey.

More information including images are available on the Thelllo website.


Travelling With Children:

Children aged under 4 years old do not require a ticket if they share a bed or couchette berth with an accompanying adult.

Maximum of 1 child sharing per adult.

If you will be travelling solo with two or more children aged under 4 years old, each child will require a separate bed/berth at the child rate.

Children aged 4 - 14 must have their own bed/berths booked but can travel at a child rate of a 30% discount on the Adult fare.
All those aged 15 and over pay the Adult rate.

If you are travelling as a family you can travel together in a couchette.

If you will be travelling with up to two children aged under 4, you can book a Premium sleeping cabin and a child can sleep in each bed.
However, if you want to travel in standard sleeping cabin the mother and father will need to travel in separate cabins.

More information is available here.


Rail pass users:

Rail pass users (Eurail and InterRail) can now use valid passesto  travel by these Thello night trains, in the same way way in which they can be used on virtually all other European night trains.
Meaning that holders of valid Eurail and InterRail passes only have to pay the reservation fees.

Holders of 2nd class passes can only travel in the couchettes and the reservation fees are:
for a berth in a 6-berth compartment = €29
for a berth in a 4-berth compartment = €40

Holders of 1st class passes can only travel in the sleeping cabins and the reservation fees per bed are:
in a 3 bed standard cabin = €45
in a 2 bed standard cabin = €65
in a 1 bed standard cabin = €100
in a 2 bed deluxe cabin = €75
in a 1 bed deluxe cabin = €125

However, the Thello website isn't (yet) selling these rail pass reservations online, so the best option is to book the reservations with Eurail or InterRail - though you will be charged a €2 booking fee per reservation, per person.
The rail pass reservations will also be sold at the Thello office at the Gare De Lyon and at ticket desks at Italian train stations, but these Thello overnight trains are popular trains, summer departures can sell out completely.

OR, if your InterRail or Eurail pass is valid in Italy or France or both Italy AND France, you can obtain a 25% discount of the standard adult rate - for the time being.
You must reserve in advance and details of how to do that are here.

Note that the discount is applied to the standard fare.
However, the most heavily discounted advance tickets can be discounted by (much) more than 25%, so these 'discounted' deals are more expensive than the new rail pass reservation fees.

So the advice is to always look up the journey prices on the Thello website so that you can compare them against the options of;
(1) paying only the reservation fee,
(2) booking the discounted tickets - which are inclusive of the reservation fees.

You might be able to find a ticket price at a similar rate to the rail pass reservation fee, and if that is the case AND you have a pass valid for a set number of travel days, you may be better off buying tickets and using your pass for other days of travel.
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