How to travel from Venice to Rome

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from Venice to Rome

You can get from Venice to Rome by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Venice to Rome on Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMVenice7h40 03:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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10:10AMVenice7h40 05:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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07:50AMVenice8h00 03:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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Travel Information between Venice and Rome

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €231 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte

Travel 244 miles (394 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Rome from Venice. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, ITA or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Venice to Rome.

General Information about the journey from Venice to Rome

The journey between these two cities spans much of Italy. It is possible to make the trip by train, plane and bus, with plane and train journey times being similar. Taking the train is the most convenient way of travelling between the two cities, as railway stations are conveniently located for both city centres. Crossing the country by bus is the slowest method of travel and can take 8 or more hours.

Buses from Venice to Rome

There are two Megabus departures a day from Venice which arrive in Rome approximately 8 hours later. Buses depart for this direct journey at around 9:45 a.m. and 9:45 p.m. seven days a week. Megabus departures in Venice are from the Venice Tronchetto, located near both Waterbus and People Mover Stations, giving quick connections to the rest of the city. Arrivals in Rome are at the Autostazione Tiburtina in Piazzale Mazzoni. This square is conveniently near both railway and metro stations for quick onward links.

Trains from Venice to Rome

Trenitalia Frecciargento and Italo high-speed trains make this direct journey in around 3.5 hours. Up to twenty trains a day leave Venezia Santa Lucia station between the hours of around 6:15 a.m. and just before 7:30 p.m. Trenitalia trains arrive at Roma Termini, with Italo trains arriving at Roma Tiburtina Station. The service is slightly less frequent at weekends. One slower Trenitalia train also departs Venice at just after midnight, with a journey time of over 6 hours.

Flights from Venice to Rome

Alitalia is the only airline offering direct flights between these two cities, with between four and six departures a day from Venezia Marco Polo Airport. Actual flight time to Roma Fiumicino is just over one hour but travellers should allow 3.5 hours in total for their journey, to cover airport transfers and security checks.


Travel Tips: Travel from Venice to Rome

Travel to Rome easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Venice to Rome.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Venice and Rome. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Venice to Rome. Tickets for a ferry cost on average €1.

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A ferry journey is usually €26 less than a journey to Rome by coach, which costs on average €26 for the same trip.

A ferry is about €231 less than a flight, which costs on average €231 for this route.

A ferry is €50 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Venice to Rome costing on average €50.

The fastest way to get to Rome from Venice is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 5 min   on average.

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In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 37 min   on average.

The Venice to Rome distance is approximately 244 miles (394 km).

The average frequency per day from Venice to Rome is:

  • 8 coaches per day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Venice to Rome as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Venice to Rome:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Venice, Port San Basilio and arrive in Rome, Termini.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Venezia Mestre and arrive in Roma Termini.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Venice to Rome, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Rome by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Venice to Rome for €26.
  • ITA can get you to Rome by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with ITA from Venice to Rome for €231 on Omio.
  • Travel with Intercity Notte for trains to Rome. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Intercity Notte Venice to Rome tickets on Omio for €50.

Yes, there are direct services available to Rome from Venice with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 7 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct flight with ITA with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 15 direct trains per day with Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Rome as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Venice to Rome.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Venice to Rome often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Venice and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Venice and Rome, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average €26 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing €231 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average €1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing €50 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Rome from Venice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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