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High-speed trains from Rome to Venice

The average train time from Rome to Venice is 3h 35m, although it takes just 3h 21m on the fastest high-speed Frecciarossa services. There are around 25 trains per day running from Rome to Venice, the first train leaves Roma Termini at 09:00 and the last train leaves at 20:23.

  • 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 by car, the train is by far the most comfortable way to travel to Venice from Rome. Watch the scenery change from Roman grandeur to beautiful countryside, before finally crossing the Venetian Lagoon to arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia station. With an average journey time of under 4h, Rome to Venice is an immensely popular route with tourists. 

If you opt for a high-speed Frecciarossa train, you’ll hit top speeds of 350km/h (217 mph) while enjoying elite levels of comfort, with leather seats and free WiFi as standard. From your arrival station, 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.

Sound tempting? Have a look at the helpful information below, including FAQs, train times and how to find cheap tickets from Rome to Venice. If you’re ready to book, head to our Journey Planner at the top of the page to start your search.

Rome to Venice by train

It takes an average of 3h 51m to travel from Rome to Venice by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (394 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Rome to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €10.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 16m
Price€10.90 - €179.90
Distance245 miles (394 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationVenice
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Rome to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Venice for Friday 10th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:45 Roma Tiburtina18:23 Venezia MestreFrecciargento 9424 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
15:45 Roma Tiburtina19:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9426 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
16:40 Roma Tiburtina19:56 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 8480 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 16m, direct
16:45 Roma Tiburtina20:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9428 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
17:45 Roma Tiburtina21:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9430 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
18:45 Roma Tiburtina22:42 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9432 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 57m, direct
19:45 Roma Tiburtina23:23 Venezia MestreFrecciarossa 9434 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 38m, direct
22:35 Roma Termini05:08 Venezia MestreInterCityNight 774 Trenitalia Get tickets6h 33m, direct
23:00 Roma Termini07:37 Venezia MestreInterCityNight 764 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 37m, 1 change
23:55 Roma Tiburtina10:00 Venezia MestreInterCityNight 798 Trenitalia Get tickets10h 05m, 2 changes

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

Train tickets from Rome to Venice start at €10.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €83.30.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price65.15
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avg. single price83.30

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 guide 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.

§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 3 hours and 51 minutes, with around 20 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.

How fast does the train from Rome to Venice travel?

Frecciarossa high-speed trains from Rome to Venice can travel at speeds of up to 217 mph (350 km/h). The fastest journey time from Rome to Venice by train is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Venice cost?

The average train ticket price from Rome to Venice usually costs around €65.15 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €10.90 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Venice?

Yes. There are 17 direct Trenitalia or Italo trains that travel from Rome to Venice each day with an average journey time of 3 hours and 51 minutes.

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

The first train from Rome to Venice leaves at 05:45 from Roma Termini. 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 from Roma Termini. 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.

Which train companies operate between Rome and Venice?

All trains travelling from Rome 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.

Is there a night train from Rome to Venice?

Yes. If you want to make the most of your time in Venice by travelling overnight, you can take Trenitalia's Intercity night train from Rome. The night train departs at 22:35 from Rome station and takes around 7 hours, arriving in Venice at 06.53.

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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 30/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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