There’s an Italian saying that says, “the beauty of Milan is the train to Rome”, and we couldn’t agree more! Once you’re in Italy, why not consider taking the train from Rome to Venice?
The connectedness of Italy’s high speed rail network makes it easy to travel between Italy’s major cities by train. With the Italian train system you can easily go anywhere from the Alps to the heel of the Italian boot!
To begin your railway adventure, go to the central train station in Rome, Stazione Termini, and pick any place you would like to tell your friends about once back home!
Which Train to Take from Rome to Venice
Let’s explore which train you should take if you are planning on going from Rome to Venice:
- Trenitalia: Trenitalia operates the fastest train lines available, the Frecciargento or Frecciarossa train lines. It is a 3 hour and 45-minute train ride to Santa Lucia, the main station in Venice. You can buy tickets in advance on their official website, or at the ticket machines in the station. If you opt for an early train, you might even be there in time for breakfast at Pasticceria Tonolo, a six minute walk from Santa Lucia station. The friendly staff and a wide choice of colorful and fresh pastries will be the sweetest way to start your day!
- Italotreno is also another fast option. Italotreno is a private high-speed trains company that’s been in operation since 2006, and you can receive occasional discounts if you reserve the tickets on their website in advance.
- Another cheaper option runned by Trenitalia is the regional train from Rome to Venice. It will take longer, but it will save you some money. Getting a pass might be a good idea if you might want to visit cities along the way to Venice. With the regional train you might stop in Bologna for a typical lunch at Salumeria Simoni. A fresh mortadella sandwich with a glass of wine will certainly make you forget about the early rise and the not-quite-first-class train seats. After, those unplanned scenic detours are what make the difference between a traveler and a tourist!
If you skip breakfast in Venice, don’t worry! You will certainly make it in time for an aperitivo with refreshing sparkling Spritz and cicchetti, small gourmet appetizers famous in Venice, at Cantine del Vino già Schiavi. Consider having a Prontopia Local meet you at the train station to help you easily check in to your hotel or apartment, and then show you the best spots for aperitivo and what to order in your Venice neighborhood.
If you want to be sure you get the train from Rome to Venice, you can book a Prontopia Local that will assist you at the station!