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Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
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night train from paris to milan, italy

is there a night train from paris to milan, italy.
where can i get a train schedule for europe.
best base to visit switzerland via train, italy or france.
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Yes, there is.

Timetables for all of Europe are available through the German rail website www.bahn.de

Not sure what your last question means. The best base to visit Switzerland would be in Switzerland, surely?
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 04:58 PM
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doubler249 - give us a bit more information and you can use whole sentences so that we understand better. I don't understand your last sentence either?
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Apr 4th, 2011, 06:56 AM
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See the London to Milan & Venice section on www.seat61.com/Italy.htm.

Just ignore the London-Paris bit, and you'll see train times and fares for the sleeper train Paris-Milan-Venice, and (at the bottom of the page) an illustrated guide to what this sleeper train is actually like, with its couchettes, restaurant car and sleepers.
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Apr 4th, 2011, 06:57 AM
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Oh, and use the journey planner at www.bahn.de as an online timetable for the whole of Europe.
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Apr 4th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Neither Italy nor France is a good base from which to visit Switzerland or at least much of it and not the finest part - IMO the Jungfrau REgion near Interlaken - a Valhalla of glacier-girdld peaks - the Swiss Alpine Wonderland picture etched in our minds' eyes - and since the Interlaken area is right on (or just off on a spur rail line) a main Paris-Switzerland-Milan rail route try to stay a few days in the Interlaken area rather than doing day trips into Switzerland from either Italy or France (and from Paris it is just too far to day trip to Switzerland and Milan too IMO).

So take day trains Paris to Interlaken - just over 4 hours I believe and then Interlaken to Milan - another 4 hours or so and spenda few days in the Alpine Switzerland ethced in your mind's eye!

For lots of great info on European trainss and overnight trains like Paris to Milan check out yes Man in Seat 61's excellent commercial sites - www.seat61.com and also these fantastic sites - www.swisstravelsytem.com - for Swiss trains and transports - and www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com. If traveling much other in France or Italy then check out the Eurail Select 3-country Saverpass - which comes in first class if over 25 and my decades of incessant riding European trains leads me to exhort the typical American tourist on the trip of a lifetime to definitely not pinch pennies and go first class for a much much more relaxed trip (not to say 2nd class is a cattle car but that first class is even much more nice than the nice enough second class - especially for folks with luggage in town as this is a lot easier to stow in first class than in 2nd class.
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