A cheap way to travel to France? By train with Thello and Trenitalia, read the offers.
Train travel lovers… this post is for you! In a few weeks, more precisely from December 14, Thello and Trenitalia will introduce a new international railway line. From Milan you can reach the south coast of France in a few hours, in fact, the Lombard capital will be connected daily with Marseille.
In Italy, the stops will be Pavia, Voghera, Genoa and some towns on the western Ligurian coast and then, after crossing the border, the train will stop in Menton, Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphaël, Les Arcs and Toulon, ending the run later. just over 7 hours in Marseille.
Departures are in the afternoon, in Milan the journey begins at 15.10 pm, and allow you to arrive in France in the evening; the return instead arrives in the late evening, at 22.50 in the city of the Madonnina. The prices are the thing that amazed me most: for the complete route (Milan - Marseille) the cost is € 30 in promotion (up to a maximum of € 70), while to reach the first cities of the Côte d'Azur, such as Nice example, the ticket is also easily found in only 15 € (full price of 45 €).
To book your ticket, simply search for the desired itinerary on the websites of both railway companies. Be aware that there are still tickets at these promo prices even for the days around New Year.
Since we have never talked about it I tell you here, Thello trains run every night also the route that from Venice leads to Paris, stopping in Mestre, Padua, Verona, Brescia, Milan and Dijon. The journey from the departure station starts at 19.20 and is very long (a little more than 14 hours) to the destination, but from Milan it takes about 10 hours and a half.
By booking in advance you can find them tickets at € 35 in a 6 berth or 45 € in a 4 berth. For those who want more privacy, cabins with 3, 2 and 1 bed are also available, obviously at higher prices; the berths are also available in the "women only" version without surcharges. This trip allows you to leave in the evening and arrive the next morning directly in the center of the French capital: of course, there are the pros and cons of choosing this option instead of a plane trip ... but after trying the experience two years ago I really think that I would repeat it again today!
I feel like going back to France, don't you?