Venezia / Venice / Venedig to Torino / Turin by train

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

The 'Frecce' trains operated by Trenitalia are currently the only direct trains available when making a rail journey from Venezia/Venice to Torino/Turin.

Pre-pandemic Italo trains were available and they were also many more departures by Frecce trains, so hopefully the current level of service is a temporary reduction.



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

Travel Information

The number of direct Frecce trains from Venezia S.Lucia station to Torino is now three departures per day, which are typically scheduled to leave daily at 06:18; 08:18 and 17:18.

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Italo has withdrawn its service of direct trains from Venezia/Venice to Torino/Turin, but there are more than a dozen journey options per day by either Italo or Frecce trains available, if you're happy to make connections between trains in Milano.

Final Destination: Torino Porta Nuova

All trains also call at: Venezia Mestre, and Milano Porta Garibaldi

A choice of stations in Turin:

These trains will call at Torino Porta Susa station before going on to terminate at Torino Porta Nuova station.
It's worth checking which of these stations in Torino will suit you best before booking a ticket.
Both stations are on the Torino Metro, so if your final destination is adjacent to a metro station, the quickest option will be to leave the train at Torino Porta Susa.

3 x trains per day


If you're heading off from the historic heart of Venice/Venezia, then take care to select Venezia S. Lucia as the the departure station.
If you will be using an agent check that they are making a booking from Venezia S. Lucia and NOT from Venezia Mestre station.

*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.

The direct train service from Turin to Venice is now solely provided by Frecce trains operated by Trenitalia

But there are 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
Italia Rail from €29.90

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.

Trenitalia from €29.90

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.
Save A Train from €29.90

Save A Train Guide

OBB from €29.90

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.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - NoHigh Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

There is also a daily departure from Venezia Mestre station at 07:49.

The Frecciarossa trains have now completely replaced the Frecciabianca trains on this service, since the opening of the high speed line (that these trains use) between Brescia and Milano.

They also use the high speed line between Milano and Torino, so these trains travel mainly on high speed lines once they depart from Brescia.

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 after Padova, also on the right of the train, on a clear day, there are distant views of the Alps.

If you're on the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) keep a look out between Desenzano and Peschiera for a fleeting, but incredible view of Lake Garda (weather permitting).

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