Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Overnight train Venice to Paris-Local trains thru Italy

Overnight train Venice to Paris-Local trains thru Italy

Reply

Jul 18th, 2007, 01:02 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 23
Overnight train Venice to Paris-Local trains thru Italy

Now that we have figured out where we are going, I'm confused about the train situation. We will take the local trains Rome-Florence-Venice, then overnight train with sleeper compartment (private) to Paris. Do you need separate tickets for each, or do you buy a pass to cover every thing, eurorail?
cgremillion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:44 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 183
C,

You can do either, it all depends on which is the most cost effective. You can estimate the cost of your trips by going to http://www.bootsnall.com/eurail/passes/p2p.shtml. Compare that to the cost of a pass and you should have your answer.

If you think you may want to travel by train more than you are currently planning, than a pass is usually the least expensive way to go.

Remember that a pass only gets you on the train. If you want to reserve a sleeper that requires a supplement, which varies depending on where you are traveling.

Have a good trip.

Greg
GregPCM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jul 18th, 2007, 03:00 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,916
For your itinerary, point-to-point tickets will be cheaper than a pass.

Train travel within Italy is relatively inexpensive. You would need a France-Italy pass for your Venice-Paris trip. In addition to the cost of the pass, you would have to pay a sizeable supplement for sleeper accommodations. You'll be better off just booking regular tickets on the night train, picking the accommodations you wish.

Go to www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html to get timetables and fares for your routes within Italy. Click on the "International" tab to get timetables and fares for the Venice-Paris night train. If you book well in advance on the Trenitalia site, you can get discount fares for the night train. Buy your Rome-Florence and Florence-Venice tickets when you get to Rome.
TimS is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
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


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:00 AM.