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What train companies operate the route from Florence to Venice?

Travel from Florence to Venice by rail is operated by Italian train companies Italo and Trenitalia, on board a high speed Le Frecce service. An overnight service is also available, operated by Trenitalia on board the Intercity Notte service.

What is the schedule for the train route from Florence to Venice?

Both Trenitalia and Italo offer multiple daily services allowing passengers to travel from Florence to Venice. Services begin at 9:54am with Italo, running until 9:25pm. Services operated by Trenitalia commence at 1:47am on board the Intercity Notte service, with daytime trains operating from 7:30am until 9:30pm. Services with Trenitalia run hourly, whilst Italo offers four services per day from Florence to Venice.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Florence to Venice?

Trains depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella in Florence and arrive into Venice's Venezia Santa Lucia and Venezia Mestre train stations.

What distance is the train route from Florence to Venice?

As the crow flies, the distance from Florence to Venice is 126 miles. When traveling by train, this distance is a slightly longer 168 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Florence to Venice by train?

The high speed Italo and Le Frecce services can transport passengers from city to city in just 2h05. The Intercity Notte service takes 4h13, whilst traveling with a regional service can take around 3 hours.

What are the stops on the train route from Florence to Venice?

The Italo and Le Frecce services stop at Bologna and Padova before arriving into Venice: first to Venezia Mestre, before reaching Venezia Santa Lucia. The less frequent regional service includes more stops along the route: Bologna, Ferrara and Padova are just a few of the stations along the way.

Why should you travel by train from Florence to Venice?

With the train journey from Florence to Venice taking just 2h05, it's significantly faster than taking a flight once travel time to and from the airport is factored into the journey! There's also no need to limit yourself when it comes to luggage: fewer restrictions mean you won’t need to worry about fitting your souvenirs into your baggage. Tickets between the two cities are competitively priced, trains offer a comfortable experience and you will be able to admire the Italian scenery from the comfort of your train seat as you travel through a number of beautiful Italian towns, villages and regions including Tuscany and Veneto.

What is there to see and do in Venice?

Aside from the popular tourist sights and activities in Venice, such as the Piazza de San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and taking a gondola ride along the city's many canals, there's plenty to see and do in the Venetian capital. The City of Bridges, City of Water, Serenissima, La Dominante...whatever you call it, Venice is a stunning option for a city break no matter what time of year. Take a day trip to Murano to watch glass blowers at work; check out the colourful buildings in Burano; and visit the Lido in summer to relax on Venice's beach. By night, grab a drink at one of the city's restaurants and watch the world go by.