The stunning  San Simeone Piccolo church is across the Grand Canal from Venezia S. Lucia

How to take a rail journey from Rome/Roma to Venice/Venezia

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Roma / Rome to Venezia / Venice / Venedig by train

The 'Frecce' trains operated by Trenitalia share the high-speed section of the route between Roma and Bologna, with Italo trains.
They have similar speeds, so the differences between the two services are to do with the on-board experiences, check out the 'Trains' guides below; and the fact that tickets for the Italo trains and Frecce trains can be purchased from different online booking agents - it's a route on which you can save by booking in advance.

However, some trains from Roma to Venice/Venezia take an entirely different and much longer cross-country route.
If ticket price and not speed is your key criteria, you can usually save money by taking these trains and they're a cheaper option for rail pass users; but they are not as frequent as the high speed services.

Routes you can take to go from Roma / Rome to Venezia / Venice / Venedig

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the high speed Frecce trains operated by Trenitalia
Travel Time (approx)

4hr 3min



Travel Info

14 x trains per day

For most of the day the service is hourly, but there is a two hour gap in the departures of these trains, which arrive in Santa Lucia station, between 16:35 and 18:35.

Route Information

Option 2: taking the high speed Italo trains

Route Information

Option 3: taking the Intercity trains
Station Guides
The stunning roof over the front hall at Roma Termini
Roma Termini Rail Station Guide
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Venezia Mestre Guide Coming soon...
Travel Time (approx)

5hr 55min (approx)



Travel Info

2 x trains per day

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