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About the journey from Venice to Rome

The average train time from Venice to Rome is 3h 43m, although it can take 3h 29m on the fastest direct Frecciarossa and Italo trains. There are about 20 direct services covering 394km (245 miles) from Venice to Rome every day, the first train leaves at 05:37 from Venezia Mestre station and the last train leaves at 22:57 from Venezia Santa Lucia station.

  • All trains depart either from Venezia Mestre or Venezia Santa Lucia station
  • All trains arrive into Roma Termini station

Avoid the cramped plane and manic Italian roads and travel from Venice to Rome in a sleek, high-speed Trenitalia or Italo train. You’ll get from city centre to city centre, so you won’t have to worry about airport transfers or parking. Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy a welcome service with complimentary snacks and drinks, free WiFi and larger and more comfortable leather seats.

Getting off at Roma Termini, you’ll also be able to reach the main tourist attractions quite easily – the incredible Roman Forum, once the beating heart of the Roman Empire, is within walking distance, and the Colosseum is about 20 minutes away on foot.

Sound good? Take a look at train times, ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from Venice to Rome below.

Venice to Rome by train

It takes an average of 5h 0m to travel from Venice to Rome by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (394 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Venice to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $21.27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 50m
PriceFrom $21.27
Distance245 miles (394 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationRome
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Marino

Venice to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Rome for Sunday Apr 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
21:23 Venezia Mestre06:02 Roma TerminiRegionale 3518 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 39m, 1 change
23:17 Venezia Mestre06:35 Roma TerminiInterCityNight 1569 Trenitalia Get tickets7h 18m, direct
05:53 Venezia Mestre10:39 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 3961 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 46m, 1 change
07:05 Venezia Mestre11:39 Roma TiburtinaFrecciabianca 8801 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 34m, 1 change
08:34 Venezia Mestre11:49 Roma TiburtinaFrecciarossa 9467 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 15m, direct
08:40 Venezia Mestre12:14 Roma TiburtinaFrecciarossa 9409 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 34m, direct
08:53 Venezia Mestre13:24 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 3967 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 31m, 1 change
10:38 Venezia Mestre14:14 Roma TiburtinaFrecciarossa 9413 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 36m, direct
10:53 Venezia Mestre15:40 Roma TiburtinaRegionale 3971 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 47m, 1 change
11:53 Venezia Mestre16:10 Roma TerminiRegionale 3973 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 17m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciargento trains from Venezia to Roma

You can travel from Venezia to Roma 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).

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 Venice to Rome

The price of train tickets from Venice to Rome starts at $21.27 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 Venice to Rome 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 Venice to Rome

Want to know more about your journey from Venice to Rome? 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 Venice to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between Venice and Rome is 5 hours and 0 minutes, with around 18 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 Venice and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Rome is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Rome cost?

Train tickets from Venice to Rome can start from as little as $21.27 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 Venice to Rome?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Venice to Rome without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Venice to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Venice to Rome leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Rome leaves at 09:50. 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 Venice and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Rome cover a distance of around 245 miles (394 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venice to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/18/2021. 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 06/05/2021 for travel on 06/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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