Overnight train from Zurich to Venice

Old Aug 1st, 2002, 11:54 AM
  #1  
Lena
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Overnight train from Zurich to Venice

I'm trying to book an overnight train from Zurich to Venice as not to waste 7 hours of my time, so I'll have more time to visit in Venice, but can't seem to find anything. I've looked on trenitalia website and the earliest one leaving is 7:00a.m. and the latest one leaving is 11:00, but takes 9 hours, versus the usual 7 it takes to get there.
 
Old Aug 1st, 2002, 12:03 PM
  #2  
Daniel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
There is a night train from Zürich Hauptbahnhof 22.07 to Venezia Santa Lucia 7.15. Night trains are usually slower than day trains. www.sbb.ch.
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2002, 01:12 AM
  #3  
Ben Haines
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The direct night train from Zurich at 2207 to Venice at 0715 has seats and couchettes, rather crowded compartments with six berths. It has no sleepers. You will pay more but have a better night if you leave Zurich at 1934, dine on board, change at Lausanne 2154 to 2206, take a 1, 2 or 3-berth sleeper, and reach Venice at 0715.

Ben Haines, London

 
Old Aug 3rd, 2002, 05:10 AM
  #4  
jw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
What good info, Ben. I've often toyed with the idea of night-training from somewhere in Switzerland, but I never can seem to tear myself away. But this sounds like a possibility. Educate me, please -- a private compartment with a door you can lock is called a sleeper? All I can remember from nighttrains years ago are the compartments with 4 berths and no privacy. Thanks. J.
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2002, 08:25 AM
  #5  
Ben Haines
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Oh dear: you will wish you had never asked. I discuss sleepers (and couchettes) at length on http://www.twenj.com/tipsnighttrains.htm/.

But please make a cup of coffee before you settle in to read it all.

 
Old Aug 4th, 2002, 06:15 AM
  #6  
jw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ben! What an enjoyable cup of coffee! How did you know that the length of my morning 3 cups is my time limit for indulging myself at this forum and related travel sites? (actually, I've confessed as much previously, and often cheat) Alas, I will be back to teaching soon, and then the 3-cup virtual vacation will be replaced by three Folgers coffee bags in a single plastic mug (beaker?) on the dashboard of my car as I drive 75 miles to school.

Anyway, thanks so much for directing me to your crash course in nighttrain travel. I've bookmarked your page as well as a couple of the links. J. (with apologies again to Lena)
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
S_Chatterjee
Europe
6
Apr 26th, 2012 10:36 PM
travelingtiger5
Europe
6
Apr 16th, 2009 10:42 AM
vafer2k
Europe
4
Jun 4th, 2005 04:26 PM
bluesky9ny
Europe
5
Jul 26th, 2004 06:44 PM
lyb
Europe
4
Jan 12th, 2004 08:57 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information