Rome and Venice are two of Italy's top cities for visitors and travelers often visit both on the same trip. Here are tips to help you travel easily between the Rome and Venice.
How to Get from Rome to Venice by Train
Rome to Venice is a 3 hour, 45 minute train ride Frecciargento train, the fastest train on this route. Trains run between Rome Termini or Tiburtina and Venice Santa Lucia train stations but a few trains only go to Mestre station, not into Venice, so if you need to get into Venice be sure to check the final destination.
You'll need to reserve a seat on the Rome to Venice Frecciargento trains and they don't require changing trains to get between the two cities. Currently the first fast train leaves Rome for Venice at 6:50 AM and the last at 19:50. The Rome to Venice Intercity night train takes 6 hours, 45 minutes. Most other routes require a change of train.
You can check current Rome to Venice schedules and ticket prices on the Trenitalia web site. People in the US may find it easier and more convenient to buy tickets ahead of time through Select Italy - go to Select Italy train tickets page to make reservations and buy tickets direct.
Italy's privately owned high-speed rail line, Italo, also offers train service from Rome's Ostiense and Tiburtina stations (not Termini) to Venice Santa Lucia and Mestre stations.
How to Get from Venice Train Station to other parts of Venice
There are vaporetto (water bus) stops in front of Santa Lucia Train Station. Route number 1 goes along the Grand Canal. Here's more Venice Vaporetto Information and a Venice Sestiere map showing Venice's neighborhoods to help you figure out where you need to go.
Flying to Venice
Venice has a small airport that serves flights from Italian cities and other parts of Europe. To get to or from Venice Marco Polo Airport, see Marco Polo Airport Transportation Options.