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The cities of Rome and Venice lie 530 kilometres apart and passengers can make the journey between them by air, train or bus. Direct flights from Rome to Mestre or Marco Polo airports take just 1 hour and 5 minutes. Also, high-speed trains cover the journey from the heart of Rome right to Santa Lucia station, on the Grand Canal, in under 4 hours. Travelling by bus, however, is inconvenient due to the lack of a national bus service.
The absence of a direct service means that buses from Rome to Venice are best suited for travellers wishing to make a series of intermediate stops in places such as Siena Florence or Bologna. Most coaches depart Rome from Stazione Tiburtina and the terminus is Venice's Piazzale Roma at the beginning of the Grand Canal.
Getting to Venice from Rome by train is quick and easy with 87 trains per day plying this route, 74 of which are direct. The direct Frecciargento train whisks passengers to Venice from Rome in just 3 hours and 45 minutes. Trains depart Rome Termini Train Station for Venice Santa Lucia with 26 daily connections. In addition, Italo offers daily high-speed services from Tiburtina and Ostiense Stations to Santa Lucia and Mestre. Regional trains are available for a more leisurely journey.
Flying to Venice from Rome is fast and convenient with Alitalia offering five flights per day seven days a week. Most flights depart from Fiumicino Airport (FCO) about 34 km from city center and arrive at Treviso (TSF). Budget carriers easyJet and Air One also offer flights throughout the day. Other airlines servicing this route include Croatia Airlines and Egyptair.