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Elipsos

Elipsos—make it a magical journey with Trainhôtel

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Elipsos by SNCF

All aboard for the journey of your dreams! Close your eyes, snuggle into soft sheets, and experience Elipsos firsthand. Wake up, and you’re already there—in downtown Barcelona, Milan, Geneva… or is it Zurich ? The choice is yours. Elipsos is a Trainhôtel—comfortable, economical and utterly enchanting. And because you make each journey in a real bed, you’ll pay less for hotels and spend more time at your destination.

With Elipsos by SNCF, you can:

  • leave Paris, Orleans, Blois, Limoges, Poitiers or Perpignan in the evening and wake up the next morning in one of seven Spanish towns or cities
  • travel from Paris to Madrid in 13 hours 25 minutes; from Paris to Barcelona in 11 hours 51 minutes; and from Poitiers to Madrid in 11 hours and 2 minutes
  • board a train in Spain for destinations in Switzerland and Italy

On-board services

Customized comfort

Choose a sleeping compartment, a berth or the ultimate in reclining seats. Mineral water and magazines are complimentary in both first and second class.

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Choose your sleeping compartment

Taking a trip with the family? Book a compartment just for you and yours. Are you a woman travelling on your own? Book a berth in a compartment just for women. Are you travelling in a wheelchair? Folding wheelchairs are welcome on board, and your travelling companion qualifies for a reduced fare.

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Catering à la carte

Choose a relaxed snack in the café-bar or a gourmet dish prepared the same day by our chef. Our restaurant car welcomes you with menus guaranteed to tickle your taste-buds. And when you awaken in the morning, tuck into our full breakfast to hit the ground running when the train pulls into your destination.

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