Go straight from La Serenissima to Italy’s largest airport. Find out about taking the train from Venice to Rome Fiumicino Airport.
While it may be hard to tear yourself away from the gorgeous canals of Venice, at some point, most visitors need to head back home. And if your departure airport is Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO), you’ve got 345 miles (555 km) to cover before you board your plane.
High-speed trains make it as easy as possible to cross that distance. Driving would take longer and certainly would not give you a chance to relax and watch the Italian scenery go by.
Frequent Trains from Venice to Rome Fiumicino Airport
The high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains to connect Venezia Santa Lucia station with Rome’s Fiumicino Aeroporto station. But they only do so directly once per day. There are 29 trains per day leaving Venice bound for Rome’s airport, however, there is only one train per day that offers a direct route. the majority will require a train transfer.
The routes vary from Venice to FCO, though most of the transfers are in either Roma Tiburtina or Roma Termini stations. Often, these routes mean changing from an AV train to a Regionale train for the Rome-FCO leg of the journey. The trip can take as little as 4 hours and15 minutes, even with a change en route. Tickets cost $47-68.
With Italo trains, you can get from Venezia Santa Lucia station to either Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina, and from there on to Fiumicino via a Regionale, AV, or Leonardo Express train. The Venice-to-Rome trip on Italo takes between 3 hours and 20 minutes and 3 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the time of day and the Rome station to which you’re headed.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Venice to Rome Fiumicino Airport
There is one direct train from Venice to Fiumicino Airport each day at 9:25am, and it takes just under 4.5 hours. This isn’t the fastest train, but if you’re keen on avoiding changing trains, then this is the one to look for. Otherwise, there are lots of options for routes with only one connection along the way.
Amenities on Trains from Venice to Rome Fiumicino Airport
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.
Frecciargento is the next level of AV trains, and they’re very similar to the Frecciarossa fleet. The Frecciargento trains are slightly slower, although they’re still high-speed trains. Passengers in 1st class cars get a free drink and newspaper, and there are also 2nd class cars. A cafe car is available to all passengers. All cars are air-conditioned and there are outlets at each seat.
Venice and Rome Fiumicino Airport Train Stations
Venice has two stations, Mestre and Santa Lucia. Mestre station is on the mainland, while Santa Lucia (sometimes shortened to S. Lucia) is on the island. If you are going to Santa Lucia, pay attention so that you don't get off too early at Mestre accidentally. Some trains stop at both Venice stations, while others stop at only Santa Lucia. Once at Santa Lucia, there's a vaporetto stop right outside the station on the Grand Canal.