Trains from Milan to Venice run at least hourly. The 267-km route follows traditional rather than high-speed lines, so the pace isn't fast - even the twice-daily Frecciarossa services (just introduced in early 2016) travel no faster than the frequent Frecciabianca trains. Plan on about 2 hrs 30 mins for the run from Milan to Venice. On the way, you'll pass through Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua. The landscape on this route is pancake-flat, but there are some moments of quiet drama: a glimpse of Lake Garda just prior to Verona and the impressive approach into the final terminus at Venice Santa Lucia.
Bookings for the journey from Milan to Venice usually open four months prior to travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.
Milan to Venice
Trenitalia operate the route from Milan to Venice, in the main using comfortable Frecciabianca trains. There is in addition a once-daily EuroCity train and, since early 2016, two direct Trenitalia Frecciarossa services each day. Trains to Venice all depart from Milan Centrale station. In Venice all trains stop at Mestre, with most of them then continuing over the bridge to Venezia Santa Lucia. The latter is much more convenient for the heart of the Old Town so book on a train that runs through to Santa Lucia if possible. Most trains on this route stop five times between Milan and Venice.
Other journeys to Venice View all journeys to Venice
- From London from £76.00
- From Munich from £26.50
- From Ravenna from £13.30
- From Peschiera del Garda from £9.20