Who are we?

Thello is a young rail company offering direct links between France and Italy at affordable prices.

Since 2011, Thello has offered an alternative rail transport service in France. Whether you are traveling on business, or taking a trip with friends or family, Thello trains offer new, practical and economical travel solutions for direct links between France and Italy. Since 2016, Thello has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trenitalia, the historic Italian operator.

The company is positioning itself as a genuine alternative to air or road transport. It is aiming at every type of traveller, from budget-conscious passengers to those wishing to travel in comfort, or families looking for a practical solution.

Thello is the ideal partner for travel between France and Italy.

We ambition to operate a new generation rail company. With us, a train journey is safe, easy and comfortable.

We are travelling every day from and to Paris and Dijon to the major cities of North Italy in night train. In December 2014, we inaugurated a new international daytime connection between Marseille, Nice, Genoa and Milan.

Tickets can be booked on internet, at our selling points at the Paris Gare de Lyon and the Nice Gare de Nice Ville station, via all Trenitalia sales channels and travel agencies.


Thello in figures

  • More than 1 million passengers/year
  • 8 trains/day
  • 2 routes: › Paris > Venice from €29* and Nice > Milan from €15*
  • 27 destinations in France and Italy


Thello’s head office and its centre of operations are located in Paris.

The company has also set up platforms in Milan, Dijon and Nice, to control its operations at the local level.

Thello is an open-access operator and therefore takes full commercial risk. The company obtained its safety certificate on the French network in 2011.

While Thello works towards end-to-end control of its production, the traction of its trains in Switzerland and Italy operates through partnerships with CFF and Trenitalia.

Thello currently employs about 120 people and keep growing. Check our job offer.

In 2020, Thello scored 84 out of 100 on the gender equality index. For more details on the calculation of this index. [https://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/droit-du-travail/egalite-professionnelle-discrimination-et-harcelement/index-egalite-professionnelle-femmes-hommes]

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