Traveling by train in Italy from Rome to Venice is as scenic as it is convenient. The distance from Rome to Venice is 330 miles; some Trenitalia Freccia high-speed trains make this journey in just 3 hours and 45 minutes, while slower trains can take up to 6 hours.
The Rome to Venice train cuts diagonally across Italy, from one coast to the other through the scenic Apennine mountain range. Many Trenitalia Freccia AV trains stop in Bologna en route to Venice. On the faster routes, you won’t be required to change trains. However, if you’re traveling on a slower and less expensive regional train, you may be required to transfer from one train to another.
Rome to Venice train times
Trenitalia trains leave Roma Termini station once or twice per hour for Venice's Santa Lucia station — averaging 62 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train leaves Rome Termini station at 5:35 a.m. The last train to Venice leaves Rome at 11:50 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Rome and Venice
Many of Trenitalia’s Freccia high-speed trains make the daily journey between Rome and Venice in just 3 hours and 45 minutes, traveling as fast as 155 miles per hour.
Italy’s high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets at your seat to charge devices. There is WiFi on Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains, but the signal will drop in tunnels and at stations. Expect a cafe car on every train, as well as food cart that brings snacks, sandwiches and beverages to your seat. At the end of each car you’ll find a restroom and plenty of racks to store large luggage.
Termini is Rome’s large, international train station and the main transportation hub for public transportation in Rome. Located in the center of the city, Roma Termini provides daily service to all major Italian cities as well as many major European cities. From Termini you can also catch the Leonardo Express train to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport.
Santa Lucia station, also known as Venezia S. Lucia, is the city’s central train station. Located across the Grand Canal from the historic Santa Croce district, Santa Lucia station provides high-speed train service to international and Italian destinations, as well as slower regional service to towns and cities throughout northeast Italy.