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

Torino / Turin to Venezia / Venice / Venedig by train

How to take the rail journey from Turin / Torino to Venice / Venezia

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From Torino Porta Susa to Venezia Santa Lucia/Venice S. L.

Travel Information

Final Destination: Venezia S.L.

All trains also call at: Verona, Padova and Venezia Mestre.
Take care not to leave the train at Venezia Mestre when travelling to Venezia S. Lucia.

The number of direct Frecce trains from Torino/Turin to Venezia S.Lucia station has been cut to just two departures per day, which are typically scheduled to leave daily at:

  • 15:08 and 17:10 from Torino Porta Susa station;
  • 15:18 and 17:20 from Torino Porta Susa station.

Though they are now faster than the previous service as they no longer divert off the quickest route to call at Milano Centrale station.

Italo has also discontinued its service of direct trains from Torino to Venezia/Venice.

Departing from Turin/Torino:

The trains on this route from Torino to Firenze/Florence commence their journeys at Torino Porta Nuova station.

They depart from there around 10 mins before they depart from Torino Porta Susa.

If you will be commencing your journey on the Torino Metro, it can make sense to head to Porta Susa in order to take these trains.
As all seats are reserved, including yours, you won't have to worry about no spare seats being available if you board at Torino Porta Susa.

The city centre Metro stations are Re:Umberto and Vinzaglio.

Though if you will be travelling with luggage, it can be a better idea to board these trains at Porta Nuova, you'll increase your chances of being able to find an optimum space in which to store your bags.

Though whether you travel from Porta Susa or Porta Nuova stations makes no difference to the ticket price.

2 x trains per day

Tickets

Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date; though this period of time can be shorter, particularly when searching for journeys more than three months ahead during October and March.

If you're heading to historic Venice/Venezia take care to book tickets to Venezia S. Lucia station and not to Venezia Mestre.

There are also more than a dozen additional journey options per day available, which involve making a comparatively straightforward connection between trains at Milano Centrale station.

These alternative journey options are available both by taking Frecce trains OR by the alternative service of Italo trains.
Trenitalia does not sell tickets for the Italo trains; and Italo does not sell tickets for the Trenitalia trains.

If you're booking no more than 4 months ahead and have no particular preference for the train that you will be taking, the price and departure times of the Frecce and Italo trains can be directly compared on Trainline or Omio; though look out for the fact that both of these services will charge a booking fee.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €19.90

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
ItaliaRail from €20

ItaliaRail Guide

ItaliaRail lives up to its name by selling tickets for rail journeys within Italy and the core feature of its service is that it is primarily designed to be used by international visitors to Italy.
So the English translations of place names are used when looking up journeys and the terms and conditions for using each type of ticket are clearly explained.
It also clearly points out the additional costs of upgrading to other classes and types of tickets while spelling out the additional benefits of doing so.

Users of InterRail and Eurail passes can also book seat reservations on the Frecce and InterCity trains without paying a booking fee,

Happyrail from €19.90

Happyrail Guide

Happy Rail is a Netherlands rail ticket agency which sells tickets for both national and international journeys within a range of countries including Belgium France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland.

HappyRail doesn't charge booking fees in the conventional sense, but if you're not Dutch you can expect to pay additional transaction fees, which will be added to the total cost.
That's because the most common form of online payment used in The Netherlands is 'iDEAL' and HappyRail doesn't charge a transaction fee for 'iDEAL' payments, but only Dutch residents can sign up to 'iDEAL'.
Other forms of payment include Visa debit cards will incur a fee.

On this journey

Journey Features

High Speed (partial)

Good to Know

There is also an additional daily train to Venezia Mestre, which doesn't serve Venezia S. Lucia, it is due to depart from Torino Porta Nuova at 18:40 and from Porta Susa at 18:50.

Leaving Dezanzano - On a clear day you can see the mountains around the lake Leaving Dezanzano - On a clear day you can see the mountains around the lake
Heading out from the mainland on to the bridge to historical Venice Heading out from the mainland on to the bridge to historical Venice
Crossing the lagoon by train between the mainland and historical Venice Crossing the lagoon by train between the mainland and historical Venice
Arriving by train at Venezia S.L. station Arriving by train at Venezia S.L. station

It isn't a particularly scenic journey, but when taking these trains in April to October the arrival into Venezia is fabulous, particularly from the left of the train.

These trains travel on high speed lines between Torino and Milano and then between Milano and Brescia.

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