Traveling by train from Italy’s canal city to its capital city is an easy and comfortable journey. The distance between Venice and Rome 327 miles and many high-speed trains bring you from one city to the other in just 3 hours and 52 minutes.
Sit back and enjoy the ride as you wind your way south, through scenic Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to Italy’s capital city. Many trains stop in Bologna, Padua or Florence along the way. 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.
Venice to Rome train times
Trains leave Venice’s Santa Lucia train station several times per hour for Rome Termini station — averaging 50 trains per day. The earliest train leaves Venice Santa Lucia Novella station for Rome at 12:01 a.m. The last train to Rome leaves Venice at 11:11 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the train between Venice and Rome
Many trains make the journey between Venice and Rome in just 3 hours and 52 minutes, traveling up to 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 wi-fi on the 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.
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.
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.