The stunning  San Simeone Piccolo church is across the Grand Canal from Venezia S. Lucia

How to take a train journey from Paris to Venezia / Venice

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Paris to Venezia / Venice / Venedig by train

Travelling by train from Paris to Venice / Venezia is compromised until summer 2024 due to the reconstruction of the route from France to Turin, as a consequence of a landslide.
Until then what are typically the longer, but more scenic, routes through Switzerland, are the only option for an end-to-end rail journey in a single day from Paris to Venice.

Hence when looking up the journey you will see a plethora of journey options because there are multiple trains between Paris to Switzerland and on from Switzerland to Milano - where connections need to be made for Venice / Venezia
(The first trains of the day from Paris to Switzerland arrive too late to connect into the direct trains from Switzerland to Venice).

What ShowMetheJourney has done is cherry pick from these journeys via Switzerland, to highlight the option which don't also require a third connection between trains in Switzerland.
So it isn't the fastest combination of trains, but it is the easiest option - until the line to to Torino reopens.

When that route taken by the direct Paris to Italy trains does have a confirmed open date, and tickets come back on sale, the notes below, will then re-apply.


How you travel from Paris to Venezia / Venice by train depends on whether you set off from the French capital in the morning, or depart in the early afternoon.

Depart from Paris before 07:00 and the end-to-end journey involves taking the Italian Frecce train, which has been newly introduced to this route to Italy; and making a connection on to another Frecce train on to Venezia / Venice in Milano Centrale station.

Alternatively if you depart before 13:00 you will be taking a TGV train to Torino Porta Susa station and connecting there into a Frecce train on to Venezia / Venice; though that train from Torino arrives at Venezia Mestre and not at Venezia S. Lucia, which is the station on the Grand Canal.
So to reach the historical heart of Venezia, when departing Paris in the afternoon, a second connection into a local train from Mestre to S.Lucia is required.

Travelling overnight is no longer an option due to the termination of the sleeper train services between Paris and Venezia / Venice

Routes you can take to go from Paris to Venezia / Venice / Venedig

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Via stations: Milano Centrale

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Via stations: Torino Porta Susa

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Via stations: Basel SBB/Bâle CFF and Milano Centrale

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