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How to get from Rome to Venice by train

Two of Italy's finest cities, Rome and Venice, are only a short train ride apart. Delve into Rome's centuries-old historical sites by day and enjoy a romantic gondola ride in Venice by night. Traveling by train between Rome and Venice is easy, affordable and fast. Find out how you can travel this route yourself.

Video train route Venice - Bologna - Rome

Travel options for Rome to Venice

Map with train route Rome to Venice


High-speed train Regional train

Travel time

3hrs 7 minutes 8 hours

Seat reservations

Mandatory Mandatory


Roma Termini -
Venezia S. Lucia
Roma Termini -
Venezia S. Lucia

Traveling by high-speed train

    Interior of Le Frecce train 1st class
Interior of Le Frecce train 1st class

The fastest way to travel from Rome to Venice is on board the Le Frecce high-speed train. This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in only 3 hours and 7 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

You can read all about the sights and stops along the way in our Rome-Venice blog entry.

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

    Italian regional train
Italian regional train

Taking a regional train from Rome to Venice means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you'll save money and have the possibility to stop along the way in world-renowned cities like Florence and Bologna.

If you're traveling with 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.

If you're only looking to travel in Italy, the Eurail Italy Pass might be just the thing for you. Otherwise you can choose another pass and make this journey part of a larger, exciting European adventure!