Fastest journey3hr 12m
The train from Venice to Rome travels 500 km across Italy. Trains depart at least hourly, travelling from Venice via Bologna and Florence to reach Rome. Choose either Trenitalia or NTV Italo services on this important route across Italy.
Leaving Venice, the terrain is fairly flat until the train reaches Bologna. Beyond Bologna the line cuts in long tunnels through the hills to Florence. Having reached Tuscany, the journey continues southwards, following the Tiber Valley towards Rome.
The fast trains from Venice to Rome take under 4 hours. If you are not on a tight schedule, there are also much slower Intercity (IC) trains to Rome. They avoid the high-speed lines and take a couple of hours longer. Whichever route you choose from Venice to Rome, you’ll normally be able to book tickets from about four months in advance of travel. Italo services may go on sale even earlier. Book early for the cheapest tickets.
Venice to Rome
Most trains leave Venice from Venezia Santa Lucia, which is the more convenient station for the heart of the Old Town. If you book on a train that does not run from Santa Lucia, you can always join the train to Rome at Venice Mestre station.
The fast direct trains from Venice to Rome do not all arrive at the same station in the Italian capital. Check your booking carefully. Trenitalia’s Frecciargento and Frecciarossa services all stop at Tiburtina before continuing to Roma Termini station. Two Frecciargento trains each day continue from central Rome on to Fiumicino Airport. The Italo services all serve Tiburtina, with four trains each day also dropping off travellers at Roma Termini.
The fast services from Venice to Rome make from one to four stops on their journey between the two cities.
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