The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Milan to Venice will cost around € 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 23.
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2 h 52 m
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Of the 51 train that leave Milan for Venice every day 33 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 245 km distance in an average of 2 h 52 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h .
The slowest train will take 7 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 50 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||20 €|
|Trains depart from:||Milan|
|Trains arrive in:||Venice|
|Train Companies:||Italo, Regionale, Regionale Veloce|
With up to four departures per hour, taking the train is a convenient and affordable way to travel from Milan to Venice. Direct services commence from the early hours of the morning, and between 2-4 trains depart Milan’s Centrale station almost every hour until the evening.
Trains from Milan to Venice are operated by Trenitalia, with their high-speed Frecciarossa trains.
The fastest train from Milan to Venice reaches its destination in 2 hours, while some journeys can take up to 2 hours 35 minutes. On average, the journey time from Milan to Venice is 2 hours 25 minutes.
The first direct train of the day departs Milan at 6:45 a.m and arrives in Venice at 8:58 a.m. It should be noted that this train arrives at Venice Mestre station, which is a short water taxi, bus or tram ride away from the ancient city.
The first direct departure of the day bound for Venice Santa Lucia, which is the closest station to the centre of Venice, leaves Milan at 7:15 a.m and reaches its destination at 9:40 a.m. There is an earlier, non-direct train which departs at 5:00 a.m and arrives at 8:18 a.m. This service requires a short transfer in Bologna.
The final train of the day departs Milan at 20:45 p.m and reaches Venice Santa Lucia at 23:10 p.m.
Trenitalia Frecciarossa trains from Milan to Venice come equipped with power outlets, on-board WiFi, refreshment and toilet facilities. All Trenitalia trains have space for bicycles as long as they are disassembled and stored in a bag. Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of ticket: Executive, Business, Premium and Standard, allowing passengers to travel according to their budget.
Trains from Milan to Venice depart frequently and there are only very minimal savings on the cheapest tickets when bought in advance. As a result of this, passengers can keep their plans flexible and purchase their tickets on the day of departure with fear of a big price increase.
Trains from Milan to Venice depart from Milan Centrale station, which is located in the business and government district of the city. The station is on lines MM1, MM2 and MM3 of the city’s Metro system, making onward travel within Milan simple and convenient. Night buses operate until 2:00 a.m and there is a taxi rank outside the station. Travelling to and from the city’s three airports is also simple, with Malpensa airport accessible by train and bus, while Linate and Bergamo/Orio airports are serviced by regular shuttle buses from Centrale.
Most trains into Venice arrive at Venice Santa Lucia station, which is a modern station conveniently situated on the north side of the city. With direct access to the Grand Canal, the station can be easily reached by water taxi and water bus. Those travelling from outside of the ancient city can reach the station by bus and taxi. Inside the station there are refreshment facilities, a baggage storage room and rather uniquely, a piano for waiting passengers to use.
Some Venice-bound trains arrive at Venice Mestre station, which is situated on the mainland across the channel from the ancient city. From here, passengers can take a train, water taxi, bus or tram connection into Venice. Connections depart frequently throughout the day, with trains from Mestre to Santa Lucia station running until 23:45 p.m. The station itself has baggage storage facilities, a cafe and a convenience store.