Take the train from Lugano to Venice and reach the stunning canal-filled city in under four hours on a direct train. Mingle with friendly locals on board for a great way to pick up some Italian.
Thanks to Trenitalia’s direct service, you can soon be right in the centre of Venice without the need to worry about a long drive. Venice is a city best explored on foot so taking a car there is more of a hassle! Enjoy gourmet meals and comfortable seats if you travel on Frecciarossa Executive Class (First Class).
Ready to book or find out more? Scroll through the rest of this page for all the details you’ll need about the journey from Lugano to Venice, including FAQs and train times.
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.
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 Lugano 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 Lugano and Venice is 4 hours and 57 minutes, with around 29 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Lugano to Venice is 3 hours and 53 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lugano to Venice can start from as little as €32.25 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lugano to Venice without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Lugano to Venice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lugano to Venice leaves at 06:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lugano to Venice leaves at 21:32. 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 Lugano to Venice cover a distance of around 168 miles (270 km) during the journey.