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How to Travel From Venice to Paris

Flights, Trains and Car Rental Options

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Night train from Paris to Venice.
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Are you planning a trip from Venice to Paris but are having trouble sifting through your options to decide whether to travel by train, plane or car? Venice is a little under 700 miles from Paris, which may lead you to assume that flying is the best option. This certainly is the most pragmatic choice if you need to get to Paris as quickly as possible, but if you have a bit more time to enjoy, taking the train or renting a car can offer a more picturesque, and potentially more relaxing and enjoyable, way of traveling.

Flights

International carriers including Alitalia and Air France and low-cost regional companies such as Easyjet and Ryanair offer daily flights from Venice to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Flights to Beauvais Airport located in the far outskirts of Paris (including some Ryanair flights) tend to be a cheaper option, but you'll need to plan on at least an extra hour and fifteen minutes to get to central Paris.

Trains

You can get to Paris in roughly 10 hours if you take the train on the Italian side to Milan and then head on to Paris Gare de Lyon from there. On the French side, you'll be on the high-speed TGV rails, which will speed the journey from there. Overnight direct trains on the Artesia night line will take significantly longer, but are an option if you feel comfortable with the rickety sleepers.

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Get to Paris by Car

It can take upwards of 11 or 12 hours to get to Paris from Venice by car, but it can be an enjoyable way to see northern Italy and France. Expect to pay rather expensive toll fees at several points throughout the trip, though.

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