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Travelling from Florence to Venice by train in just 2 hours

Want to spend some time navigating canals and bridges and need more information on how to travel by train from Florence to Venice? Look no further! 

On average, the train journey from Florence to Venice takes 2h 27m, however it can take just 2h 1m on the fastest Frecciarossa and Italo services. As there are around 23 direct services available between Florence and Venice, you don’t need to worry about changing along the journey.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station, cruise through the Italian countryside and arrive at Venezia Mestre station. If you like to travel in style, why not upgrade to First Class? On Italo Prima, you’ll enjoy various amenities including power sockets, a table, leather armchairs, reading lights and a glove compartment. Frecciarossa Executive, you’ll enjoy wider reclining seats and a dedicated at-seat catering service. 

Built on a collection of 118 small islands, separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges, Venice is one of the most unique, romantic and historic cities in the world. Once you’ve exited Venezia Mestre Station, you can start visiting the city’s most famous landmarks. For inspiration, check out our comprehensive guide to the 11 best things to do in Venice, including the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Square.  

Feeling inspired? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Florence to Venice today. Head to our Journey Planner at the top of the page to begin your search. Keep reading if you’d like more information first, including train times, ticket prices, FAQs and more. 

Florence to Venice by train

It takes an average of 2h 23m to travel from Florence to Venice by train, over a distance of around 127 miles (204 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Florence to Venice and tickets for this journey start from $10.57 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 1m
PriceFrom $10.57
Distance127 miles (204 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train01:46
Last train21:20
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationVenice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Florence to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Venice for Tuesday Aug 23rd 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:20 11:23 2h 3m, direct
09:41 11:42 2h 1m, direct
10:20 12:23 2h 3m, direct
10:41 12:42 2h 1m, direct
11:20 13:23 2h 3m, direct
11:41 13:42 2h 1m, direct
12:20 14:23 2h 3m, direct
12:40 15:16 2h 36m, direct
13:20 15:23 2h 3m, direct
14:20 16:23 2h 3m, direct

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Florence to Venice

You can travel from Florence to Venice on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoRob Dammers, under licence CC 2.0

Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Venice

The price of train tickets from Florence to Venice starts at $10.57 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Florence to Venice by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Florence to Venice

Want to know more about your journey from Florence to Venice? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Florence to Venice take?

The average journey time by train between Florence and Venice is 2 hours and 23 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Florence and Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Venice is 2 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Florence to Venice cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Venice can start from as little as $10.57 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Florence to Venice?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Venice without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Florence to Venice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Florence to Venice leave?

The first train from Florence to Venice leaves at 01:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Florence to Venice leave?

The last train from Florence to Venice leaves at 21:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Florence and Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Venice cover a distance of around 127 miles (204 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Venice to Florence.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/04/2022 for travel on 08/04/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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