How to get from Rome to Venice (train or bus)


This guide on how to get from Rome to Venice It will help you make this transfer in the most comfortable and fast way to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

During a trip to Italy of several days, many travelers want to visit in addition to the essential Rome, some of the most famous cities in the country such as Florence, Milan, Naples and above all, Venice. In the latter case, although the distance between Rome and Venice is more than 500 kilometers, you have the high-speed train and the plane that will save you a lot of time, if you want to know the beautiful city ​​of the canals.
If you have more days you can also choose to make this route by car or bus.

Based on the experience of our two visits to Venice, in the last one we wrote this travel guide to Venice and from Venice in 3 days, we explain the different ways of get to Venice from Rome, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. We start!

Train from Rome to Venice

If you count the time lost in travel and wait at the airport, surely the train is the fastest way to go from Rome to Venice considering that high-speed trains (Italo and Frecciargento) leave every half hour from the Rome Station I finished and left you at Venezia Santa Lucia station in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
To get to Termini in Rome, you can take metro lines A and B or a bus line such as H, if you are staying in the Trastevere neighborhood.

Remember that the fast train also stops at the Venezia Mestre station, although being located outside the island of Venice is not highly recommended. The prices of the journey range from 30 euros to 70 euros, depending on the anticipation with which you buy the tickets. You can check the schedules and make the reservation from this page.
If you have only one day, the best option is to take a train early, there are from 5: 30h, which will leave you in Venice around 9 in the morning and back you have until 8 in the afternoon, So you can take advantage of the day in the city of the canals.

Once at the Venezia Santa Lucia station, you will have the Ferrovia vaporettos stop in front of you, which runs through the Grand Canal through the Rialto Bridge to the San Marcos Square in about 30 minutes.
The price of the vaporetto is 7.50 euros, so it can be profitable to buy this 24-hour ticket for 20 euros if you are going to make several trips.

Another interesting option, which will allow you to know better the history of the city and not miss anything important, is to book this day trip by high-speed train with a guide in Spanish, considered one of the best excursions in Rome.

How to get to Venice from Rome by bus

The cheapest way to go from Rome to Venice It is the bus, having prices from 9 euros with the company Flixbus. The buses of this company like those of the Buscenter leave from the Roma Tiburtina station, located far from the center but with good connection by subway although the great inconvenience of to get to Venice from Rome by bus it will take between eight and a half hours to nine, so if you have only one day it is an unfeasible option.
These companies leave you at the Tronchetto station in Venice, which has a Vaporetto stop nearby, which will take you to St. Mark's Square.
You can check the schedules and book the bus tickets in advance from this page.


How to visit Venice

If you plan to spend the night in the city, we recommend you look for accommodation in the historic center of the city, between the Rialto Bridge and San Marcos Square. On our last visit we stayed at the Antica Locanda al Gambero, a hotel with a great location to walk all the points of interest of the city on foot that in addition to the good situation, has a stop near the Rialto bridge of the vaporetto, a beautiful decoration Venetian and offer a good breakfast.

Once the issue of transfer from Rome to Venice and accommodation, you can prepare your routes around the city with these guides optimized by days:

Map of the excursion to Venice from Rome