This train is usually scheduled to depart from Geneve daily at 07:39; if this timing doesn't suit take a later train from Geneve to Milano and connect there for Verona
Final Destination: Venezia S. Lucia
1 x direct train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
This train is usually scheduled to depart from Geneve daily at 07:39, so target that time when looking up this journey, if you want to take the direct service; it will also be possible to book the end-to-end journey with a connection for Milano.
If you're heading to the historic heart of Venice/Venezia, take care that you book tickets to Venezia-S. Lucia station and not to Venezia Mestre.
Reservations will automatically be assigned when booking ticket, but rail pass users will need to make reservations prior to boarding, though if possible avoiding booking them at a Swiss station due to the booking fee which will be charged.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Happy rail||from €39|
|Rail Europe||from €39|
This is an enchanting journey, which tends to get overlooked, but not by ShowMeTheJourney, as it's been included in our list of Europe's Most Epic Express Train Journeys.
It's a train ride with multiple highlights, the first of which occurs after Lausanne when there are some great views over Lake Geneva, from the right of the train.
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Shortly after departure from Brig the train will travel through The Simplon Tunnel - which for much of the 20th century was the world's longest railway tunnel.
The train then travels through a spectacular valley between the tunnel and Domodossola
If your reserved seat is on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are some fabulous views over Lake Maggiore either side of Stresa.
Though this video only gives a sense of the view of the islands that can be seen by the lake shore to the north of Stresa station; and also shows why we have tried and failed to photograph these islands, as glimpses of then can only be snatched through the trees.
Then later, before Desenzano station look out for a fleeting, but fabulous view over Lake Garda.
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