Train from Venice to Rome

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Zip across Italy from La Serenissima to The Eternal City. Find out more about taking the train from Venice to Rome.

In many ways, surreal, car-free Venice couldn’t be more different from busy, monumental Rome. Yet, both of these cities are on most Italy itineraries, and luckily it’s easy to connect the two by train.

Traveling from Venice to Rome by train takes just over 3 hours, but can take as long as 5.5 hours by car.  Another benefit of taking the train is that driving in Rome is quite challenging, and Venice’s islands are car-free. Taking the train saves time and is a great solution to the problems you would encounter by driving in these cities.

Frequent Trains from Venice to Rome

There are 15 high-speed Trenitalia Alta Velocità (AV) trains per day heading to Rome from Venice. The first departs Venezia Santa Lucia (often shortened to S.Lucia) bound for Roma Termini at 12:08 a.m., the last at 7:25 p.m. The fastest trains, the Frecciarossa, make the 330-mile (531-km) trip in 3 hours and 24 minutes, while the average trip takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. Ticket prices on this route range from $56-69.

Italo trains connect Venezia Santa Lucia with both Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina train stations. The trip takes as little as 3 hours and 21 minutes to Tiburtina, and 3 hours 33 minutes to Termini. There are only a few trains per day on weekdays from Venice’s S.Lucia to Rome.

Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.

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Direct Trains from Venice to Rome

The high-speed trains from Venice to Rome are primarily direct trains, although the AV trains stop in Bologna and Florence on the way to pick up more passenger. There are some trains connecting these cities that do require a train transfer, so it’s important to look carefully at your ticket options before booking.

Amenities on Trains from Venice to Rome

The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air conditioning and power outlets in your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is available to all passengers.
 

Venice and Rome Train Stations

Venice has two stations, Mestre and Santa Lucia. Mestre station is on the mainland, while Venezia Santa Lucia (sometimes shortened to S. Lucia) is on the island. If you are going to S. Lucia pay attention so that you don't get off too early at Mestre accidentally. Some trains stop at both Venice stations, while some only stop at S. Lucia. Once at S. Lucia, there's a vaporetto stop right outside the station on the Grand Canal.

Rome's Termini station is the city's, and Europe's,  largest train station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is also a Metro station inside Termini.

Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro system and is served by a number of city buses.

Journey Information

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