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Taking high-speed trains from Rome to Venice

Planning your next trip and looking to travel from Rome to Venice by train? You've come to the right place!

It usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes to travel the 245 miles (394 km) from Rome to Venice by train, although it can take just 3 hours and 26 minutes on the fastest high-speed direct Frecciarossa services.

  • All trains depart from either Rome Termini or Rome Tiburtina station
  • All trains arrive into either Venice Santa Lucia or Venice Mestre station

While this popular destination is accessible by plane and car, the train is by far the most comfortable way to travel to Venice from Rome. Hitting top speeds of (217 mph (350km/h), ultra-modern Frecciarossas trains 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.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Rome to Venice in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for timetables, FAQs and money-saving tips.

Rome to Venice by train

It takes an average of 4h 44m to travel from Rome to Venice by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (394 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Rome to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €11.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 26m
PriceFrom €11.90
Distance245 miles (394 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
First train05:35
Last train22:50
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationVenice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo

Rome to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Venice for Tuesday 30th November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:45 Roma Tiburtina13:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9414 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
10:45 Roma Tiburtina14:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9416 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
11:45 Roma Tiburtina15:23 Venezia MestreFrecciargento 8418 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
12:45 Roma Tiburtina16:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9420 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
12:50 Roma Termini17:07 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9634 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 17m, 1 change
13:45 Roma Tiburtina17:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9422 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
14:45 Roma Tiburtina18:23 Venezia MestreFrecciargento 9424 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
14:50 Roma Termini19:07 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9642 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 17m, 1 change
15:45 Roma Tiburtina19:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9426 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
16:40 Roma Tiburtina19:56 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9480 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 16m, direct

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, 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 Rome to Venice

The price of train tickets from Rome to Venice starts at €11.90 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.

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 4 hours and 44 minutes, with around 35 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 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Venice cost?

Train ticket prices from Rome to Venice can start from as little as €11.90 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 05:35. 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 22:50. 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 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 11/30/2021. 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 01/19/2022 for travel on 01/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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