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Need advice on travel between Paris and Venice

Old Aug 10th, 2004, 08:47 AM
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Need advice on travel between Paris and Venice

Hi, all,

Normally, I would take a scenic train trip with lots of stops between Paris and Venice, but I want to maximize my time in Paris with a friend and need to make it to Venice for a wedding. So, I'm looking for advice on the quickest, cheapest options to get from one to the other and back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Julie
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Old Aug 10th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Take a train ride somewhere else.

Best wishes,

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Old Aug 10th, 2004, 08:53 AM
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Some old threads here:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34512726

Comments on Volare:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34500880
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If you know your bags won't exceed the weight and size restrictions, then go for the flight as opposed to the train.
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Doesn't the Orient Express still run Paris/Venice.

I mean... if time and money are available...whatta way to go!!!

Oops..nevermind (I just read your original post...)
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The quickest link is via Artesia Day or Night trains. Paris-Milan via high-speed train, change in Milan for Venice. Or direct overnight Artesia Night train. This route goes through France and Italy. A more scenic route via Switzerland takes longer but is doable in a day - Paris to Lausanne via TGV, change to Cisalpino, high-speed tilting train to Milan, or a few may go directly to Venice from Switzerland. You may have to change 3 or 4 times on this route but I havn't checked schedules. Swiss route great if you want to stopover in Switzerland otherwise Artesia day or night is much quicker and probably cheaper (Byzantine fare structure on Paris-Milan Artesia day can do as little as $44 in second class if you can get one of the few seats available at that price.
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Old Aug 11th, 2004, 05:48 PM
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Hi stir,

Travel on Volare. www.volareweb.com.

It is the fastest and cheapest.
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you can take the TGV from Gare de Lyon to Milan (6 hours). If you book on the internet you may be able to get a "prem" fare E 50. From Milan there are hourly trains to Venice 2.5-3 hours for E20-30. To get the prems you need a european address to get the tickets mailed to. Check out sncf.com
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And about 2200 Euro's on the Orient Express...and pretty much does take a day... WOW whatta website they have.
(I just gotta have money!!!)

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