I have been to Venice and Verona on several occasions. I have done the Verona to Venice by train journey as wells as landed in both of the cities main airports I have also had the pleasure of driving in Verona so in this post I wanted to share tips on how to get from Verona to Venice and vice versa. Whether you want to do a day trip from Verona to Venice or Venice to Verona to visit the Shakespearean city below are tips on the best ways to travel between the two cities.
Both are among the best cities to visit in Italy. I have stayed in both cities and would highly recommend at least a couple of days each but if you are short on time, a day trip is a well worth it introduction to both cities. Knowing how to travel between the two cities gives you flexibility when looking for flights arriving in Verona or Venice Maropolo.
You can choose whichever gives you the best arrival times or flight price as the cities are easily accessible from each other. You also have the option of booking a transfer from Verona to Venice, day tours from Verona to Venice, for more options check out Viator. If you are traveling throughout Europe it might be worth investing in an Interrail ticket which makes train travel in Europe easily accessible and a lot cheaper.
Verona To Venice Travel Tips At A Glance
- The best way to get from Verona to Vernice is by train
- Distance between Verona and Venice: 121km / 75miles
- The journey from Verona to Venice train time(fastest train): 54 Minutes by Trenitalia Frecciarossa and costs £25
- Cost of travel from Verona to Venice(cheapest train): The cheapest ticket is £9 by Trenitalia but takes 2 hours.
Visiting Venice And Verona
Both Venice and Verona are beautiful cities, with Verona, you have the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy built in the first century. It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. You can explore the city’s beautiful sights and relax by the River Adige which flows through the Shakespearean city. It’s the second longest river in Italy after the Po, rising in the Alps in the province of South Tyrol near the Italian border with Austria and Switzerland, flowing 410 kilometres through most of North-East Italy to the Adriatic Sea.
With Venice, you can explore the city made from over 100 islands and connected more than 400 bridges in Venice — with only four to five bridges span across the mighty Grand Canal. Venice is filled with so much history, art, and stunning architecture and plays host to one of the most exciting carnivals – the Carnivale di Venezia. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks. If you are not able to visit during this busy time in Venice, any other time is a good time to visit Venice.
How to get from Verona to Venice By train
There are a lot of ways to to get from Verona to Venice. Both cities are beautiful and well worth visiting. Below are details on how to get from Verona to Venice by train. By far the best way to get from Verona to Vernice is by train as there are faster and cheap trains. There are at least 50 trains running throughout the day.
There are are a couple of routes providing services between Verona to Venice but just bear in mind the above as some trains to Venice take 54 minutes versus the ones that take 2 hours. Below are the train operators running services between with a few of these offering trains between Venice and Verona. To check the times they are running and book your tickets check out Omio which shows you all services, Trenitalia or Rome2Rio.
- Trenitalia – Trains are 1h 27 minutes or 2hrs and 13minutes and both services cost £9
- Italy – Deutsche Bahn(DB) – Trains are 1hr 10 minutes and cost £14
- Italo – Trains are 1hr 9 minutes and cost £16
- Trenitalia Frecciarossa – Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce services – Trains are 58 minutes and cost £21
The train service range is also wide with the first train leaving from Verona Porta Nuova at 05:21 am and the last at last, is 22:21 while there are the trains run over 50 times each day throughout the week. With a train service, you are free from all the hassles of finding parking place area and intentions of paying for car parking; you can enter directly into Venice without having to think about car packing or directions around a city that is easily walkable. For tips on things to check out my tips on exploring Venice and a guide to the best areas to stay in Venice.
How To Get To From Verona To Venice By Bus
Environmental friendly bus travel is another idea for your way to get to Venice from Verona. The shortest distance from Verona to Venice is 113 kilometer with buses. The average bus duration time is about 2 hours with some taking 3 hours. While the fastest bus goes there takes more than 1 hours and 25 hours. The most effective thing with the buses is their cheap rates; you can even reach Venice from Verona is £5 and some start from £9 depending on the time of departure and service. There are about 3 bus companies serving Vernon to Venice journies. These are below.
Majority of the buses are comfortable and have USB plugs, free access to Wi-Fi, Power plugs and a great luggage policy.
There are five companies serving this route:
- Flixbus – bus tickets start from £5 but the are only a couple of services running during the day. The bus from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Venezia, Tronchetto station.
- Regionale Veloce
- GoOpti – Buses by Go-Opti leave from Verona St di Autobus to Venice Marco Polo Airport and are £54 and take 1 hour and 30 minutes. Perfect for those that want to get from Venice Airport to Verona or travel from Verona to Venice Airport by bus. There is also a slower service that takes 3 hours and tickets are not that much cheaper at £47. The good thing is that they are frequent from 3am all the way until 11pm.
How To Get To From Verona To Venice By Car
Even though the majority of Venice is commutable only by vaporettos and Venice taxis you can still drive to Venice but you have to park your car as you arrive on the Venitian Island when you come off the SR-11. There are at least 3-5 car parks by the port. As you don’t need a car in Venice there is really no point driving to Venice.
The drive from Verona to Venice takes about 1 hour 30 minutes but as it passes through the same stretch of access just before the trains split from SR11 road to Venice Santa Lucia, you might as well take the train. This also means you can explore without having to waste money pay for a rental car in Italy that will only be parked while you explore.
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