Travel from Milan to Venice on a high-speed train and arrive into Venezia S.L. station in just over two hours on the fastest services. As you cross the Venetian Lagoon in your comfortable seat, you’ll wonder why you ever considered driving! Upgrade to Frecciarossa's Executive Class to travel in maximum comfort, enjoying luxury reclining leather seats and a meal served to your seat.
As you leave Venezia S.L., take a moment to appreciate the view of the Grand Canal, which runs directly opposite the station exit. Venice’s top sights – such as the magnificent Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Basilica – are within walking distance. Or, if you’re feeling suitably Venetian, hail a water taxi!
Want to learn more? Then have a look at the page below for information on taking the train from Milan to Venice, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 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.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, especially on the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a 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 Milan 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!
Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.
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 Milan and Venice is 2 hours and 48 minutes, with around 32 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 Milan to Venice can travel at speeds of up to 350 km/h. The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Venice is 2 hours and 0 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Venice can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when you book on the day. Prices can also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes. There are 26 direct Trenitalia or Italo trains that travel from Milan to Venice each day with an average journey time of 2 hours and 48 minutes.
The first train from Milan to Venice leaves at 05:00 from Milan Central. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Venice leaves at 23:33 from Milan Central. 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 Milan to Venice cover a distance of around 245km during the journey.
All trains travelling from Milan 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.