The distance between Rome and Venice is 528 km (365 miles), and a high-speed train is the best transportation option for your journey. However, you can also travel by bus or by car. Depending on the kind of transportation you choose, travel time will take from 3 hours 35 minutes to 7 hours.
The best way to get to Venice from Rome is by fast train, which is the most convenient way to reach the city.
Your journey on the high-speed train service ItaloTreno will take 3 hours 45 minutes. Trains from Rome depart daily, starting from 6:45 am (Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina stations). You can reach Santa Lucia railway station in Venice already by 10 am.
One-way train ticket’s cost is from 27.90 euro to 89.90 euro. If you buy a last-minute ticket, there will probably be only expensive options. However, if you plan your trip at least one month before the date, there is a high chance of buying convenient and valuable tickets. For example, for the seat in first class (Prima) you can pay only 18,90 euros:
Trenitalia is an excellent alternative to reach Venice from the Eternal City by train. However, the website has a bit more complicated registration procedure, and sometimes there are faults. High-speed trains depart from Roma Termini station daily from 5:35 am.
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If you buy a ticket in advance, there is a chance to find one of the special tickets fares Super Economy with the price of only 19.90 euro. Venice is a trendy route among tourists. However, sometimes there are no tickets left for your dates if you try to find them at the last moment.
Note: always plan your trip in advance
You can also reach Venice from Rome by one of the night trains and save money since you will not have to pay for the hotel. The cheapest ticket fare in the second class is only 12.90 euros. The price for the male or female coupe will be about 60 euro, while a separate coupe’s ticket price will be more than 100 euro. Here’s the timetable for night trains, but it is better to consider other transportation options.
You can get from Rome to Venice by a bus operated by FlixBus.com, which is a perfect option for budget tourists. However, the journey will take at least 7 hours. The bus ticket price is from 19.90 euros to 29.90 euros for a one-way trip.
Note: the bus arrives to the station in Mestre area of Venice, which is a bit far from the centre of the city
Undoubtedly, if you choose to get to Venice by bus, the best departure time is at night because you will arrive in Venice at 5:30 am. Then, you will have the whole day to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Since Rome and Venice are located many miles apart, both cities have international airports. Therefore, you can consider buying a ticket from one of the budget airlines and reaching Venice in a short period since it is the fastest option. There are two airports in Rome: Ciampino and Fiumicino. For instance, EasyJet and Air One airlines have budget flights to Venice from Rome.
Air fares to Venice are different, since the price depends on the season and airline. Sometimes you can find flights for as low as 15 euro one-way or 50 euro and more
A journey to Venice from Rome by car should be considered the only case if you travel around Italy for at least one week. You can also visit Tuscany for gastronomical purposes or admire the green hills of Umbria on your way to Venice. Considering the rental price for the car and toll roads, it is better to visit other towns and cities, since a direct journey for 6 hours by car does not make sense compared to fast train fares.
You can rent a car with rentalcars.com. Prices for car rental from Rome Fiumicino airport start from 10 euro per day
There are many options on where to stay in Venice. Since many tourists are in the city, you should book accommodation in advance. Here’s the list of excellent options that you may consider for your trip:
The Carnival Palace Hotel is located in the Jewish Ghetto area of Venice. There are ultra-modern rooms with hardwood floors and free WiFi. Moreover, all rooms are soundproof and have an advanced ventilation system.
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione is set on a canal in the Mercerie area of Venice. There is a private pier in this 4 stars hotel and a fantastic gourmet restaurant. Moreover, the hotel features a rooftop overlooking the city.
Hotel Violino D’Oro is an 18th-century building with beautifully decorated rooms overlooking the San Moise Canal. All rooms of this 3 stars hotel are spacious and air-conditioned. This is an excellent property for your stay in Venice.
Hotel Montecarlo is a 3 stars hotel in the historical center of Venice. It is set in a 17th-century building. There are Venetian-style rooms with all amenities.
Bed and Breakfast Al Saor is located a 5-minute walk from Rialto Bridge. There is a lovely terrace where you can have breakfast. The property is a fantastic choice for budget travelers.
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