Looking for the best ways to travel from Venice to Verona? Then this comprehensive guide on the best modes of travel between these two great Italian cities is for you!
Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, is just a short train ride away from another charming destination, Verona.
If you are staying in Venice, after a few days it can become claustrophobic, so a day trip to Verona provides the right change of scenery to relax and view the very balcony from where Romeo used to woo his childhood sweetheart, Juliet, a truly iconic Italian site.
Whether you are in fact planning a day trip to Verona or simply combining a visit to both cities on your Italian Itinerary, then you may be wondering what the best way is of getting from Venice to Verona.
In this guide, I’ll outline exactly how that do that by providing a breakdown of the various transport options available on this journey! Whether travelling from Verona to Venice, or vice versa, by train, by bus, or by car – getting between these two cities should be a breeze!
P.s. – Don’t miss my guide on travelling between Milan and Venice, in case you’re adding Italy’s fashion capital to your itinerary too!
Flights from Venice to Verona:
There are no airlines that link Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport directly with Verona Villafranca airport (VRN) because of the short distance. However if air travel is the only option, you can catch a one-stop flight via Tirana operated by Albawings and Air Albania for about €200 in economy class. The total flight duration will be 5h and 35m.
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Venice to Verona Train:
Journey time: 50 minutes
The most comfortable and fastest way to travel from Venice to Verona is by train. Not only is the frequency good, but the fares are also reasonable and the journey itself across Italy’s Veneto region is full of variety.
The travel time between the stations of Venezia Santa Lucia and Verona Porta Nova by high-speed trains is about 50 minutes. In addition, there are slower services linking the two cities which take around two hours to complete the journey of about 120km.
Venice to Verona by Train: Services
There are three train companies that provide high-speed connections on the Venice Verona train route. Trenitalia is not only the country’s national rail company but also the largest with up to four trains leaving every hour for Verona.
Other options are Italo, which operates one service each in the morning and evening. Then the third operator is Deutsche Bahn, with just a single service per day, which usually departs from Venice at 13:30 pm every afternoon. The first train leaves Venice at 05:05 hrs and the last one at 21:24 hrs for Verona on weekdays and 05:40 hrs and 00:47 hrs on weekends.
All three operators are wheel-chair friendly and have flexible luggage policies. The Verona Venice train services run by Trenitalia have Standard, Business, Premium and Executive classes with passenger amenities varying accordingly, extra legroom to seat service. Italo has two classes Prima, offering plush seats and complimentary wine, and Smart which provides a no-frill but cheap service. The DB has a first and second class with amenities varying with the price of the ticket.
Trains from Venice to Verona: Fares and Buying Tickets
Train tickets can be booked as much as three to four months in advance on the Italian railroad system. To get the best rates one must book as early as possible, avoid rush hours and travel as early in the morning or early afternoon.
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If you plan well, you can travel on the train from Venice to Verona for as little as €9.45 on any of the three high-speed networks. This fare may even be available on the day of travel if you leave very early. In any case, you won’t have to pay more than €23 for a ticket to Verona. The powerful search engine of Omio will guide you to all the schedules, best deals and tickets available for your preferred date of journey.
Verona & Venice Train station
Venezia Santa Lucia is the main station of Venice, while travellers can also board from Mestre station, on the mainland. Santa Lucia is situated in the centre of the Old district, very close to San Marco square and other major attractions of the city.
Facilities include free WiFi, restaurants, lockers and paid parking. You can access Santa Lucia by a twenty minutes water taxi ride from St Mark’s Square.
When travelling on the Verona to Venice train you’ll depart from the central Verona train station, Porta Nuova. The station is a short fifteen minutes walk from the city centre. Apart from being connected by bus, taxi, tram and subway services, the station offers free Wi-Fi, lockers, restaurants and paid parking. Some services may terminate at Fiera station in the south or Porta Vescovo to the east.
Venice to Verona Bus Service
Journey time: From 1 Hour 20 minutes
If you are visiting Northern Italy, there is every reason you would be going both to Venice and Verona. For as little as €8 you can catch a Venice Verona bus from the main car park near Piazzale Roma from Isola Nova del Tronchetto, and arrive at Verona Staziazone or Viale Girolamo Cardinale.
The average time to complete the journey between the two cities is roughly between one hour and twenty minutes to two hours and five minutes being the slowest. All services between Venice and Verona are non-stop services. The bus companies on this route are GoOpti and FLiXBUS.
As many as 164 buses ply daily on this route with the first departure at 12:00 am and the last at 11:45 pm
Bus from Venice to Verona:
The buses which travel on the route from Venice to Verona are all run by reliable operators. The best way to get a good price is by booking your ticket as far ahead as possible.
Prices start from as little as €8 on the Verona Venice bus route (and vice versa) for a one-way ticket per adult, and as mentioned above, the Omio site is the best comparative & bookable guide for public transport all over Italy.
Driving from Venice to Verona by Car
Distance from Venice to Verona: 120 Kilometres / 75 miles
Travelling by car is a convenient way to get around in Italy at your own pace. The rental of the smallest car will set you back by approximately €20 per day, meaning its not the cheapest option compared to bus or train, but if you’re planning on a road trip through Italy, then hiring a car for the duration of your stay is definitely worthwhile.
This price of course excludes the security deposit, fuel, and toll costs. That said, if you’re on a budget and still want to travel by car then it may be better to share a ride with the locals. Not only can you hone your language skills but do the journey for around €6. You can check on a carpooling website like BlaBlaCar for more details on this option.
If you are travelling by car on your own, then the fastest route from Venice to Verona is 120 km in length and takes about an hour and twenty minutes to cover. You need to follow highway A4 via Padua and Vicenza before you reach Venice. Another possible way, but a longer one, is via Strass Statale 434, which takes two and a half hours. Use the ViaMichelin website to plan out your route and compare estimated toll, and fuel costs to plan your budget for your trip!
Where To Stay In Venice & Verona
Looking for the perfect hotel to stay at during your stay? Check out these awesome hotel options in both Venice & Verona!
A great mid-range hotel option in Venice is the beautiful Residenza d’Epoca San Cassiano.
For a fantastic budget option, try out the Campiello Tron, in the heart of gorgeous Venice!
Finally, for those in search of the ultimate luxurious stay, consider booking into the elegant 5* The St. Regis Venice for a quintessential 5-star experience when staying in stunning Venice! This hotel boasts glorious views out over the Grand Canal, the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a traditional Italian cocktail or drink!
If you’re planning to overnight in Verona, then these hotels may be a good choice to consider.
The Corte Ristori B&B is a wonderful budget choice situated in the historical centre of Verona.
Want to stay over in Verona in the lap of luxury? Then look no further than the sophisticated 5* NH Collection Palazzo Verona for an unforgettable stay.
What To Do – Venice & Verona Tours & Activities
When travelling, I absolutely adore experiencing and learning about a destination’s culture, food, history, and its people. There simply isn’t any better way to do this than booking a tour or activity that will give you a more hands-on approach to getting to know a new destination.
Here are some fabulous suggestions for tours & activities in both Venice and Verona that you can book for your next visit!
Venice Tours & Activities:
One of the most iconic landmarks in Venice is undoubtedly St. Marks Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Enjoy a 3-Hour Guided Tour of the Basilica and Doge’s Palace to learn more about these incredible sights!
Venice is known for it’s elaborate Carnival, hostel annually, and what better way to enjoy all the vibrant colours of Carnival than learn how to create your very own Carnival mask in this 1-Hour Venice Carnival Mask Workshop.
Last but not least, no visit to Venice is complete without indulging in a romantic Gondola ride. Combined with a 2-hour walking tour, this Classic Gondola Ride & Walking Tour is a great way to tick sightseeing and a gondola ride off your list of things to see and do whilst visiting Venice, Italy!
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Verona Tours & Activities:
Whilst in historic Verona, consider this 2.5-Hours Walking Tour through Verona’s Historic Centre or savour the flavours of Italy on this 3.5-Hours Verona Cooking Class where you’ll cook up a storm, the Italian way!
Want to see all the sights and sounds of Verona? I usually love booking a 24 or 48-hour Verona Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour. It’s a wonderful way to whizz around the city in a short amount of time and see all the sights, then decide which to return to later!
To view & book a range of Verona activities & tours – click here!