Venezia / Venice / Venedig to Innsbruck by train

How to take the rail journey from Venice/Venezia to Innsbruck

Step on board for one of Europe's most glorious railway journeys which gets better and better the nearer the train gets to Innsbruck.
So at weekends, when two departures are available, taking the first train of the day from Venice/Venezia to Innsbruck is recommended.



From Venezia Santa Lucia/Venice S. L. to Innsbruck Hbf

Travel Information

Final Destination: Munchen

Train also calls at: Bolzano and Brennero

Connect in Innsbruck for Garmisch, Landeck, St Anton and Seefeld

Mon-Fri = 2 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 1 x train per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date

When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct EC train.

When booking tickets for this journey, look for the train that departs Venezia at 13:35 daily or at 15:35 on Sat/Sun only.

It can be worth comparing prices on the OBB website with the other websites on which this journey can be booked; these trains are operated by OBB.

Seat reservations will be assigned when booking tickets and rail pass users need to reserve prior tp boarding, if you will be travelling with a valid Eurail or InterRail pass, more information is available on the Train Guide.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €29

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

Trainline from €29

Trainline Guide

Trenitalia from €29

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.
Omio from €29

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

Save A Train from €29

Save A Train Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)
Heading out of the lagoon to the mainland Heading out of the lagoon to the mainland
From the rear window heading north from Trento From the rear window heading north from Trento
Between Trento and Bolzano Between Trento and Bolzano
North of Bolzano North of Bolzano
Departing from Brennero Departing from Brennero
Heading north from Brennero Heading north from Brennero
Nearing Innsbruck Nearing Innsbruck

Step on board, sit back and enjoy the wonders of one of Europe's most epic express train journeys.
(the videos were filmed from a train travelling in the opposite direction)

To make the most of this train ride you need to be on a train that travels as far as Innsbruck by daylight, so depending on the time of year, at weekends it can be worth targeting the 13:50 departure.
Between Verona and Brenerro the railway route primarily travels through a massive valley, by the River Adige - and on this part of the journey, there are some great views to be had from either side of the train.

As this video below shows, south of the Brenner Tunnel, there are some dramatic views over on the right.

But it is the views to the south of Innsbruck, after departure from Brennero, which are the highlight of this journey - and they can be seen on the left.

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