What is the difference between 1st class and 2nd class on the train Paris to Lausanne?
Hi, Planning a trip to Italy for next October, landing in Paris (early morning), catching a day-time train Paris-Lausanne, overnight stay in Lausanne, then the next day a day-time train Lausanne-Venice. Would like to arrive in Venice not too late in the evening as we are not familiar with the place.
Is this possible? Can you tell me what is the difference between 1st and 2dn class on the train Paris-Lausanne? How much time should we allow to go from Paris Airport to the train station (in Paris)?
Thanks for the question.
It is best to purchase point to point tickets for your travel. You can book and travel as follows:
- Lausanne to Venice - Other train.
The booking horizon for your sector is 3 months prior your train departure date hence you can book accordingly.
In 1st class, there is more space than in 2nd class, both in terms of legroom and storage space for your luggage. The seats are more comfortable, and compartments are usually less crowded than in 2nd class.
Sometimes, drinks or a meal are served in 1st class, and 1st class passengers often enjoy other services, like free newspapers or Internet connectivity, especially on high-speed long-distance trains.
Sometimes, classes are indicated with large numbers ’1’ and ’2’ on the outside of the train, as well as inside the compartments. However, some smaller local commuter trains may not have a class distinction.
In order to book tickets, please visit our website www.raileurope.com.au.
You would need to feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.
Hope this helps!!!
Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.
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