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.
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.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Save A Train||from €29|
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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