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Travelling by train from Rome to Venice

Planning a day trip from Rome to Venice by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Rome to Venice usually takes 4h 6m, but can take just 3h 16m on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with either Trenitalia or Italo. Both train companies offer elite levels of comfort, with leather seats and free WiFi as standard.

Travelling First Class from Rome to Venice

If you want to travel in style, why not choose a First Class train ticket from Rome to Venice? Frecciarossa trains have an Executive Class that offers extra-wide leather reclining seats, more legroom, free WiFi, at-seat catering and access to the FrecciaLounge and FrecciaClub at various train stations. Want to find out more about First Class train travel in Europe? Check out our guide to First Class v Second Class on European trains.

Watch the scenery change from Roman grandeur to beautiful countryside, before finally crossing the Venetian Lagoon to arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia station. From here 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.

So what are you waiting for? Search for cheap train tickets from Rome to Venice in our Journey Planner today, or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.

Rome to Venice by train

It takes an average of 3h 50m to travel from Rome to Venice by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (394 km). There are normally 49 trains per day travelling from Rome to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €10.90 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 16m


245 miles (394 km)


49 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €10.90

Train and bus operators

Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Rome to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Venice for Tuesday 4th April 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:50 13:23 3h 33m, 1 change
10:45 14:23 3h 38m, direct
10:50 14:56 4h 6m, 1 change
10:50 14:23 3h 33m, 1 change
11:03 14:42 3h 39m, direct
11:25 15:16 3h 51m, 1 change
11:45 15:23 3h 38m, direct
11:50 16:07 4h 17m, 1 change
11:50 15:23 3h 33m, 1 change
12:05 16:07 4h 2m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Rome 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, free WiFi connection and 4 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 selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: 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.

Frecciarossa, Italo and Frecciargento classes from Rome to Venice

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa, Italo and Frecciargento when travelling from Rome to Venice.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Venice

The price of train tickets from Rome to Venice starts at €10.90 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 Rome 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.

Food on board trains from Rome to Venice

On Italo trains

While there’s no bar or restaurant car on Italo trains, you can use the vending machines available in coach 7 on AGV trains and coach 6 on Italo EVO trains to get snacks and drinks during your journey from Rome to Venice.

Alternatively, you can use the Italo Selection service and choose your favourite drink, sandwich, focaccia or piadina and a member of staff will serve it straight to your seat. Please note that this is a paid service and will start after the train’s departure.

If you travel in Italo Prima Class, you can choose from a wide range of savoury and sweet snacks and hot and cold drinks, which will be served straight to your seat as part of Italo’s onboard welcome service, free of charge. If you travel in Italo Club Executive, you’ll also be served espresso, as well as a wide range of pastries, snacks, and drinks.

On Frecciarossa trains

On Frecciarossa trains, you can order your meal online from the comfort of your seat thanks to their EasyBistrò service.

Alternatively, go to the FrecciaBistrò café-bar counter located in the middle part of the train to get snacks, sandwiches, main courses and drinks – vegan and gluten-free options are available too.

If you travel in Frecciarossa Business or Premium Class, a welcome service will be brought directly to your seat shortly after departure, including a wide range of sweet or savoury snacks (gluten-free options are available too), as well as hot and cold drinks. If you travel in Frecciarossa Executive Class, you’ll get to enjoy a gourmet menu by the renowned TV chef Carlo Cracco.

Other services on board trains from Rome to Venice

First Class Lounges available at the station

Waiting for your train has never been so relaxing! Both Italo and Frecciarossa welcome you in dedicated First Class Lounges with everything you need to sit back and relax before you travel.

Italo Club Lounge

Are you travelling from Roma Termini station? And are you a Club Executive passenger or Italo Più Privilege, Platinum, Italo Più Corporate Privilege or Corporate Platinum holder? Head to Italo Lounge, sit back and relax before boarding your train.

At the Lounge in Roma Termini, you’ll find a sitting area with comfy armchairs, free WiFi, power sockets and dedicated toilets. But that’s not all! You’ll get to enjoy espresso, cappuccino, tea, water, and savoury and sweet snacks too.


At Roma Termini station, you’ll also find Frecciarossa’s Lounge, which is for travellers with CartaFRECCIA Oro or Platino, an Executive or Salottino ticket or a carnet 10 viaggi or 15 viaggi (a book of single tickets valid for 10 or 15 journeys respectively).

Need to finish a presentation or reply to some work emails? Make the most of the power sockets and free WiFi available at FRECCIALounge’s Working Area, or head to the Bistrot Area and choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks. If you need anything else, speak to Trenitalia’s staff and they will be happy to assist you.

Everything you need to know about Rome and Venice stations

Read on for more information on how to get to/from Rome and Venice stations.

Things to see and do in Venice

Boasting picturesque canals and bridges, medieval churches and palaces, there’s so much to discover in beautiful Venice! To help you narrow it down, here are some ideas for things to see and do in Venice:

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Rome and Venice is 3 hours and 50 minutes, with around 49 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 Rome and Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Venice is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Venice cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Venice can start from as little as €10.90 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.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Venice?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Venice without having to change trains. There are 24 direct trains from Rome 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 Rome to Venice leave?

The first train from Rome to Venice leaves at 05:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rome to Venice leaves at 22:35. 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 Rome and Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Venice 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 Venice to Rome. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rome to Venice.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/04/2023. 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 05/24/2023 for travel on 05/24/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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