The average train time from Rome to Venice is 3h 35m, although it takes just 3h 21m on the fastest high-speed Frecciarossa services. There are around 25 trains per day running from Rome to Venice, the first train leaves Paris Gare de Nord at 05:35 and the last train leaves at 22:35.
While this popular destination is accessible by plane and by car, the train is by far the most comfortable way to travel to Venice from Rome. Watch the scenery change from Roman grandeur to beautiful countryside, before finally crossing the Venetian Lagoon to arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia station. With an average journey time of under 4h, Rome to Venice is an immensely popular route with tourists.
If you opt for a high-speed Frecciarossa train, you’ll hit top speeds of 350km/h (217 mph) while enjoying elite levels of comfort, with leather seats and free WiFi as standard. From your arrival station, it’s a 25-minute walk into the centre of Venice, 20 minutes to the magnificent Rialto Bridge or 25 minutes to St. Mark’s Basilica.
Sound tempting? Have a look at the helpful information below, including FAQs, train times and how to find cheap tickets from Rome to Venice. If you’re ready to book, head to our Journey Planner at the top of the page to start your search.
|Journey time||From 3h 38m|
|Price||$12.51 - $261.14|
|Distance||245 miles (394 km)|
|Frequency||1 train per day|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
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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).
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.
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.
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 Rome to Venice by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Rome and Venice is 8 hours and 37 minutes, with around 7 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.
Frecciarossa high-speed trains from Rome to Venice can travel at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h). The fastest journey time from Rome to Venice by train is 3 hours and 38 minutes.
The average train ticket price from Rome to Venice usually costs around $78.39 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as $12.51 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes. There are 1 direct Trenitalia or Italo trains that travel from Rome to Venice each day with an average journey time of 8 hours and 37 minutes.
The first train from Rome to Venice leaves at 09:00 from Roma Termini. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rome to Venice leaves at 20:23 from Roma Termini. 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.
Trains travelling from Rome to Venice cover a distance of around 245 miles (394 km) during the journey.
All trains travelling from Rome to Venice are operated by Trenitalia – the national railway company in Italy, or Italo – a high-speed train operator that runs services between many major cities in Italy.
Yes. If you want to make the most of your time in Venice by travelling overnight, you can take Trenitalia's Intercity night train from Rome. The night train departs at 20:23 from Rome station and takes around 7 hours, arriving in Venice at 06.53.