Night-Trains in France
The Night-Trains in France, the Intercités de Nuit and Thello, are excellent trains to let yourself be transported by during the night. There are plenty of options for various types of accomodations, from simple straight-up seats to complete private compartments. These French Night-Trains can bring you all the way from Paris to Southern France (Albi, Briançon, Latour-de-Carol, Portbou, Rodez, Toulouse), from Paris to Italy (Milan, Venice) and from Paris to Spain (Cerbère). There is one Night-Train that does not call at Paris but operates to/from the French border station Hendaye: the Trenhotel to Portugal (Lisbon). These French Night-Trains can bring you to lovely communes in the Hautes-Alps, the Occitanie region and the Pyrénées. Explore and find your ‘Joie de vivre’! Lisbon, Milan, Paris and Venice are awesome city-trips while exploring France and her neighbouring countries. For all Night-Trains in France a supplement is required.
All-year-round Night-Trains in France
The SNCF ICN 3730/3970 operates from Latour-de-Carol (18:51) to Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (06:52), via Toulouse (22:30).
The SNCF ICN 3731/3971 operates from Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (22:08) to Latour-de-Carol (09:15), via Toulouse (06:01).
The SNCF ICN 3754 operates from Albi (20:56) to Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (06:52), via Rodez (22:41).
The SNCF ICN 3755 operates from Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (19:38) to Albi (07:58), via Rodez (06:17).
The SNCF ICN 5789/5799 operates from Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (20:50/20:40) to Briançon (08:41), via Gap (06:51).
The SNCF ICN 5790/5792 operates from Briançon (20:05) to Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (06:58), via Gap (21:34).
Seasonal Night-Trains between France and Spain
The SNCF ICN 3730 operates from Cerbère (19:10) to Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (06:52), via Carcassonne (21:07).
The SNCF ICN 3731 operates from Paris Gare d’Austerlitz (21:53) to Portbou (09:50), via Carcassonne (07:43).
All-year-round Night-Trains between France and Spain/Portugal
The Renfe Trenhotel 310 (“Sud Expresso”) operates from Lisbon (21:25) to Hendaye (11:33), via Valladolid (06:32).
The Renfe Trenhotel 313 (“Sud Expresso”) operates from Hendaye (18:35) to Lisbon (07:30), via Valladolid (23:10).
All-year-round Night-Trains between France and Italy
The Thello EuroNight 200 operates from Venice (19:20) to Paris Gare de Lyon (09:37), via Milan (23:10).
The Thello EuroNight 201 operates from Paris Gare de Lyon (19:15) to Venice (09:35), via Milan (06:00).
SNCF Intercités de Nuit
2nd class seat: ~€10.00
2nd class 6-bed sleeper: ~€20.00
2nd class 4-bed sleeper: ~€20.00
Supplements can be bought online via https://en.oui.sncf/en/pass/interrail-seat-reservation/.
2nd class seat: ~€07.00
2nd class 4-bed sleeper: ~€30.00
2nd class 2-bed sleeper: ~€45.00
2nd class 1-bed sleeper: ~€85.00
Supplements cannot be bought online.
2nd class 6-bed sleeper: ~€70.00
2nd class 4-bed sleeper: ~€100.00
2nd class 3-bed sleeper: ~€145.00
2nd class 2-bed sleeper: ~€170.00
1st class 1-bed sleeper: ~€215.00
Supplements can be bought online via https://www.thello.com/en/interrail-and-eurail-pass/.
Note that advance fares will be cheaper than the Interrail fare.