Today is a great day for our team! We can proudly announce that Thello, the first private rail operator in Europe, is now available on Capitaine Train. Not only is this addition super exciting for us, but it is also very symbolic. We are now the only distributor that sells the tickets of every single rail operator within France. So only with Capitaine Train will you find all of these tickets and operators offered on a single platform.
Exclusively at Capitaine Train
Thello is the first private rail operator in Europe, founded by Trenitalia (the national Italian rail operator) and Transdev. The company was created once international rail transport was opened for competition and no longer remained privatised. Since the 11th of December 2011, Thello trains run nightly between Paris Gare de Lyon and Venice with intermediate stops in Dijon, Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua. They are the only rail company which is completely independent from SNCF in France. For this reason, you will not be able to book Thello trains with our main competitor.
Just like with iDTGV and OUIGO, we have added Thello into our combination booking engine. This means you can now purchase tickets which combine a Thello route with another carrier.
So how does lunch in London, dinner in Paris and breakfast in Venice sound to you? With Capitaine Train it is now possible to book this trip in a single click.
Travel in comfort
Thello offers you two types of accommodation: cabins and couchette compartments. The 6 couchette compartments are great for the budget conscious traveller, where you can choose to stay with a group or travel with friends at a super low price. The 4 couchette compartment is a perfect solution for families or those wanting to save on costs but not to skim on comfort. If you prefer a more private environment, then the 3 to 1 bed cabins will be a perfect fit. They offer wide and comfortable beds, an free breakfast in the dining car plus an electrical power point outlet, a washbasin and a toiletries kit. These cabins can be shared with other passengers or booked privately.
Pay by credit card or PayPal
Capitaine Train is the only service to also accept PayPal payments for train tickets. So this is another exclusive service which we can offer you for your Thello tickets.
Additional services coming soon!
At the moment, Thello only operates one line between France and Italy. They are currently working on launching a day time train between Marseille, Nice, Genoa and Milan. This is a pretty big event, as Thello has been given permission to offer domestic routes on French soil. Once this line is operation, we will also be the first to offer you these tickets. So watch this space…