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21 September 2012 


RAIL experts International Rail will be offering additions to the overnight service between Paris, Milan and Venice from December 9.

The popular Thello service will then also operate between Gare de Lyon in Paris, Bolgna, Florence Campo de Marte and Rome. 

Discounted advance purchase fares will apply to the service and will be on sale from Trenitalia from October. 

International Rail boss Jonathan Hume said that, as usual, there will be direct access to booking this train on IR's website and tickets will be electronic.

Timetables and fares will be announced shortly.

The new service provides travellers with a clear choice for comfortable, overnight travel from 1st class single sleepers to 6 berth couchettes. It has a range of meal services available through Trenitalia's new catering partner Sky Chefs. Passengers can enjoy sit down dinner and breakfast, there's a bar for drinks and casual snacks and a mini-bar along the couchette sleepers.

More details from IR by calling 0800 105959, email   or visit

2 July 2012 


Melbourne-based rail specialist International Rail has  been appointed the exclusive Australian distributor for the Austrian Railways (OEBB) services which is offering discounts  of up to 65 per cent of some fares.

This partnership adds to IR's increasing range of European railway representation which already includes Italian and German Railways.

The direct access to the OEBB reservation system will result in IR being able to offer highly competitive fares and better availability on key Austrian routes for both Australian agents and consumers.

Benefits include advance purchase discounts up to 65 per cent off standard day and overnight fares not only within Austria but across Austrian boarders to other countries will be available exclusively through International Rail.

Travel from Vienna to Prague from $73 per person for first class, which is 50 per cent cheaper than other rail providers or for those travelling extensively around the country, purchase the Austrian Rail pass from $30 per day in second class.

For more details contact IR by calling 0800 105959 or visiting 

1 June 2012


THE Italian Railways have just introduced a new range of fares for the northern summer season.

Consisting of three new levels Base, Economy and Super Economy they are now available exclusively through the official distributor in Australia for Trenitalia Melbourne-based rail specialist International Rail.

The new range is available from June 10 for the European peak travel season and has been designed to offer travellers a more simple, affordable and convenient way of purchasing tickets.

There are one million discounted new fares available each month and they are valid on most high speed services between popular cities, including Milan to Rome for as little as $16 per person in second class.

All tickets are fully electronic and can be printed from your computer prior to your departure, or simply provide the booking number to the conductor on board.

To avoid disappointment whilst in Italy, due to the high demand for certain sectors, it is important to book your seats in advance before departing Australia- they can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Customers can access Italian trains live through a direct connection on the IR website  or by calling 0800 105959.

26 July 2011


International Rail are offering rail travellers bonus free mobile phone services with bookings which exceed $800. 

The incentives apply to the company's full range of international product which includes Eurail Passes, Eurostar, BritRail, European services and Japan Rail Passes. 

Travellers will receive a Roaming SIM card which carries discounted phone charges of up to 90% valued at about $50.

International Rail specializes in rail booking services in the UK and Europe, the US and Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and add-on products like London Oyster Card.

Live train bookings can be made on-line or by telephone and email with no difference in booking fees. Most tickets are issued electronically so they can be simply printed off at home before commencing travel.

More information from  or telephone 0800 105959


Aukland-based rail specialist International Rail has just announced that reservation system for Italian trains over the summer period is now open. 

International Rail can now also offer consumers exclusive new advance purchase fares known as "Saver Fares" which have been discounted up to 60 per cent.

Fares start from $56 in 2nd class from Rome to Florence.

To avoid disappointment whilst in Italy, due to the high demand for certain sectors, it is important to book your seats in advance before departing New Zealand.

Customers can access Italian trains live through a direct connection on the IR website or by calling 0800 105959.

1 October 2010


Melbourne-based rail specialist International Rail has just announced that they now have access to seats on key Russian railway routes.

Consumers can now book tickets on one of the most popular Europe to Russia routes - Helsinki to St Petersburg - which only takes about five hours and is priced from $125 per person on the efficient Finnish Sibelius train.

The best way to get around Russia is the Moscow and St Petersburg train with three departures a day. Tickets start from $204 per person.