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How to Get From Vienna to Venice by Train

The splendor of Vienna and the famous canals of Venice are not to be missed on any European trip. Luckily both cities are well connected by train. Let us tell you what your travel options are and how you can have a smooth and pleasant journey.

Video train route Vienna - Venice

Train options for Vienna to Venice

Map with train route Vienna to Venice

Train

Eurocity train Night train Regional train

Travel time

7hrs 35 minutes 10hrs 35 minutes 9hrs 15 minutes

Seat reservations

Mandatory Mandatory Not required

Stations

Wien Meidling -
Venezia S. Lucia
Wien Meidling -
Venezia Mestre
Wien Meidling -
Venezia Mestre

Traveling by EuroCity train


    EuroCity train
EuroCity train

The EuroCity train offers the fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Vienna to Venice by day. This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in 7 hours and 35 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by night train

The ÖBB Nightjet train

If you want to fall asleep in Vienna and wake up in Venice, you can travel between the two cities with the ÖBB Nightjet. This fast and comfortable night train takes about 7 hours and 25 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by regional train


    A regional train arrives in an Austrian mountain village
A regional train arrives in an Austrian mountain village

Taking a regional train from Vienna to Venice means you'll have a slightly longer trip. It also means you don't have to reserve a seat and you can stop along the way in charming cities like Klagenfurt, Villach and Udine.

If you have a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans.

 

Check out our Eurail Passes.