The train ride from Venice to Verona takes just over an hour, with fast trains leaving at least hourly (and more often at peak times). This 120-km journey across the Veneto region is full of variety. The fastest trains on the route are Trenitalia Frecciabianca trains and occasional EuroCity services bound for Switzerland or Austria. In addition, there are slow trains linking the two cities, taking up to an hour longer for the journey than the fast Frecciabianca trains.
The route west takes in Padua, then skirts the Berici Hills to reach Vicenza. On the stretch from Vicenza to Verona, there are excellent views of the Lessini Hills to the north as the train cuts through the vineyards of the Soave region.
Bookings for this route normally open four months in advance of travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.
Venice to Verona
Few short hops in Italy offer such different landscapes as the train ride from Venice to Verona. The train leaves from Santa Lucia station in Venice and bridges the lagoon to reach Mestre on the mainland. Arrival in Verona is at Porta Nuova station.
EuroCity or Frecciabianca trains on this route normally make two or three stops on the run from Venice to Verona. A handful of the regional trains serving this route make just five stops, but the majority of these local services stop at least a dozen times.
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