The distance from Rome to Venice is 528 kilometers, it is most convenient to get by high-speed trains, but you can extend the pleasure and go by bus or by car. Depending on the chosen method of transportation, travel time from 3 hours 35 minutes to 7 hours.
Let's take a closer look at all the options:
I categorically recommend the train to all our readers, as the most comfortable way to get to Venice or any other large city in Italy.
Traveling on the ItaloTreno high-speed train from Rome to Venice will take you just 3 hours 45 minutes. In Rome, trains depart from 06:15 in the morning from Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina stations. You can arrive at Venice Santa Lucia Central Station as early as 10:00.
One way tickets cost from EUR 27.90 to EUR 89.89. If you buy at the last moment, then only the most expensive options may remain, and when planning a trip at least a month in advance, you can find very comfortable and profitable tickets. For example, for a ticket in the first class (Prima) you can pay only 18.90 euros.
Trenitalia high-speed trains leave for Venice from Roma Termini station from 05:35 a.m.
For a few months, you can catch a cheap Super Economy tariff costing only 19.90 euros.
Venice is a very popular destination. In the summer, it happens that even the most expensive tickets are not available.
- Conclusion-tip: plan your vacation in advance and you will be happy without overpayments.
For courageous travelers there is an option to get to Venice by night train to save on hotel. The cheapest ticket in the second class of a seated car costs only 12.90 euros. A male or female coupe will cost about 60 euros, and a separate coupe will cost more than 100 euros. I hope this schedule is useful to someone, but still try to consider other ways.
The option to travel by bus from Rome to Venice is worth considering if you have a very limited budget and a lot of free time. Travel time will be at least 7 hours, and in Venice you will arrive at the station in the Mestre area. Tickets cost from 19.90 to 29.90 euros.
If you take the bus to Venice from Rome, I would choose the night transfer with departure from Rome at 22:50 and arrival in Mestre at 05:30 in the morning - so you do not lose a precious day on the road and save on a hotel. Having taken care of tickets for several months, you can still save about 5 euros.
A trip from Rome to Venice by car is considered only if you have plans to extend this trip for at least a week. You can lay interesting routes with a gastronomic bias, stop in Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna. Visit the production of wine, parmesan, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and delicious restaurants.
Based on the expended forces, the cost of renting a car, fuel and toll roads, driving 6 hours to Venice without stops is an impractical option.
We will leave commercial tours in buses for 40 people to tour operators, and here we will consider only an option for individual independent travelers. In Venice, it is advisable to spend at least 2-3 days fully - to walk at dawn, visit the islands of Murano and Burano.
Theoretically, you can even have time to watch everything in one day. You get the following plan:
We leave Rome with the morning ItaloTreno or Trenitalia high-speed train, arrive in Venice at 09:20 or at 10:00. A guide meets you at the station and immerses you in the whole Venice program in one day. Taking into account transport tickets and individual guide services, such a tour will cost around 550-700 euros per company for up to 4 people.
The last ItaloTreno trains leave Venice at 18:00 and 19:00.
And the Trenitalia train can leave at 18:25 or 19:25 in the evening.
I am sure this instruction will come in handy and you will get to Venice from Rome without any problems. I will be glad to answer your questions in the comments.