Between Rimini and Ancona

Venezia / Venice / Venedig to Lecce by train



From Venezia Santa Lucia/Venice S. L. to Lecce

Journey Summary

Travel Information

Final Destination: Lecce

These trains also call at: Venezia Mestre, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara and Bari

These two trains, which are usually scheduled to depart from Venezia S. Lucia station at 06:53 and 14:52, are the only direct trains from Venice to Lecce.

2 x trains per day


*Save by booking in advance: Yes, for more details on how to obtain the cheapest prices for Frecce trains see the guide to Italian rail tickets.

Online bookings usually open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date; though the booking period will be typically be shorter when looking up journeys for travel after the second Sunday in December.

When looking up a Venice to Lecce train journey on the ticket agent websites, most of the journey options will involve changing trains in Bologna, but these two direct trains are usually scheduled to depart daily from Venezia S. Lucia station at 06:53 and 14:52.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €39.90

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.
Italia Rail from €39.90

Italia Rail 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.
Though Italiarail will charge a booking fee, typically of around €3.

The Early Bird service

Italiarail has launched an 'early bird' pre-booking service for journeys by Frecce trains.
Tickets can be booked up to a year ahead of travel at a flat-rate price per route, before the tickets have been released for sale by Trenitalia.
If when they are placed on sale, the price is cheaper than what you have already paid to Italiarail, it will automatically refund the price difference.
Conversely, if the price is more expensive, you won't be charged the price difference.
You can also have the peace of mind of securing your seat(s) on the Frecce train(s) when you are first planning a trip.
If before the tickets are placed on sale, you decide to change your plans, you can request a refund; but once the tickets are released for sale, you will then be bound by the terms and conditions of the ticket(s) you have booked.

Trainline from €39.90

Trainline Guide

Omio from €39.90

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 €39.90

Save A Train Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesCoastal viewsNot High Speed

Good to Know

Between Rimini and Ancona Between Rimini and Ancona
Between Rimini and Ancona Between Rimini and Ancona
Between Rimini and Ancona Between Rimini and Ancona

Like all departures from Venice one of the highlights of the journey comes at the very beginning of the trip, as the train heads out over the lagoon to the mainland - with the best of the views on the right.

Then on to Bologna and then Rimini the train travels across flat farm land, with nothing much to see.

If your reserved seat is on the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) you'll be able to fully appreciate the highlights of the journey - which kick on after the train has departed from Rimini.

Once the train has travelled around 20 mins south of Rimini, if your seat is on the left* you'll be able to experience one of the best coastal train journeys in all of Europe - and the intermitent coastal views continue as far south as Bari

For much of this part of the trip, the beach is all that separates The Adriatic from the train - a highlight of the trip is just to the north of Ancona.

*If your seat isn't on the left, temporarily move over to one which is.

Though if you take the second train of the day, then these views can only be seen between March and October.

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