Train from Venice to Verona
Travel from one of the most romantic cities in Italy to the setting for the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. Find out about taking the train from Venice to Verona.
Venice is a must-see on many an Italy itinerary, but at some point you’ll need to move on to the next stop on your tour. If you’re going to Verona, the city Shakespeare chose as the setting for “Romeo and Juliet,” you can make that trip easily by train.
Venice and Verona are only 71.5 miles (115 km) apart by train, and driving the distance would take roughly the same amount of time as the train, but traveling by train allows you to relax and not worry about navigating. Unless you’re planning lots of aimless road trips in the Veneto region after Verona, your best bet is to take the train.
Frequent Trains from Venice to Verona
Trenitalia operates 55 trains each day from Venezia Santa Lucia station bound for Verona Porta Nuova station, and the train trip can take as little as 1 hour 10 minutes. That fastest trip is on Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains - the one connecting Venice with Verona is the Frecciabianca.
The other option for direct trains from Venice to Verona are Regionale trains which make the journey in just under 1.5 hours. Tickets on this route begin at $11 for the Regionale trains, with Frecciabianca trips costing $18-23.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Venice to Verona
There are many good options for direct trains from Venice to Verona, both with the high-speed Frecciabianca and the less fancy Regionale, so travelers should have no trouble finding a direct train departing for Verona at a time that suits their schedule. There are also trains on this route that require changes along the way, however, so pay careful attention when you’re booking.
Amenities on Trains from Venice to Verona
Frecciabianca trains are the third-tier AV trains, though they are very similar in passenger experience to the top of the line (they’re just not as fast). On the Frecciabianca trains, there are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. Passengers in 1st-class cars get a free drink and a newspaper. Frecciabianca trains sometimes have a cafe car which all passengers can use, and power outlets are in both class cars at each seat.
Venice and Verona Train Stations
Venice has two stations, though one – Mestre – is on the mainland. The station on the islands, which most travelers use, is called Venezia Santa Lucia (sometimes abbreviated as S.Lucia), and there's a vaporetto stop right outside the station on the Grand Canal. Some trains stop at both Venice stations, while others stop at only Santa Lucia.
Porta Nuova is Verona’s primary train station. It opens onto Piazzale 25 Aprile, which is also Verona’s main hub for city and regional buses. The train station isn’t right within the historic center, but there are frequent buses from the piazza into the center.