The tickets for the new train linking Paris, Milan and Venice, called Thello, are already on sale for EUR 35, with the maiden trip on December 11, 2011.
The project was born in early January 2011 by a partnerhip between the transport company of Group FS Italiane (Italian Railways) and the French Veolia Transdev to jointly operate a night train link on the Paris-Milan-Venice route.
The name given to the train is Thello. The objective of Thello is to compete with the air links on its route and divert passengers to the train, which will offer convenience, quality, a competitive price, and a door-to-door service.
The first trains Thello will circulate at night from December 11, 2011 between Paris Gare de Lyon and Venezia Santa Lucia railway station and will stop at: Dijon-Ville railway station, Milano Centrale, Brescia, Verona Porta Nuova, Vicenza, and Padova.
Thello will have four classes of service:
– 6 berth carriages
– 4 berth carriages
– 3 berth carriages
– single our double bed carriages with private bathroom and shower.
There will be also a restaurant carriage operated by LSG Sky Chefs, where it will be possible to have dinner and breakfast on board. If privacy is a preference, book a double compartment in first class on Thello night train. Each car on the Thello night train features one shared wash cabin and a toilet, an individual room key and wake-up service. Want a little more comfort for your family of four? Then, book a T4, a shared, non-gender specific compartment, with a wash cabin and toilet within the car. Train accommodations aside, you’ll enjoy the Thello night’s convenience.