Milan to Venice by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $25.91
  2. 30 day advance $27.17
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    243 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Milan to Venice by train

Fast trains from Milan to Venice take around 2 hours, covering a distance of approximately 243 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Milan and Venice.

1. Are there direct trains from Milan to Venice?

Direct trains from Milan to Venice have been found.

We usually find around 42 direct trains on the route from Milan to Venice every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Milan to Venice?

The Milan to Venice train travel time is normally about 2 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Milan to Venice train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Venice is usually scheduled to depart Milan around 06:15 and the last train is around 20:45. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Milan to Venice train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Milan to Venice are $25.91.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $27 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $25. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Milan to Venice train tickets?

Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Milan to Venice by train.

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Which train companies operate between Milan and Venice?

More than one train company operates on the route from Milan to Venice, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Frecciabianca
  • Italo

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Venice to Milan by train

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Frecciarossa or Italo

This route follows mainly traditional rather than high-speed lines, but these legacy rail routes have been much improved over the last three years, bringing the journey time for the very fastest trains between the two cities down to just two hours. In 2016, Trenitalia introduced its posh Frecciarossa trains onto this important business route (ousting the older and less comfortable Frecciabianca trains). In 2018, private operator NTV Italo brings a whiff of competition to the Milan to Venice run, with several trains each day offering a similar travel time to Trenitalia. Italo's arrival on the route has led to some price competition, with some heavily discounted fares for travel in premium classes.

On the way, you'll pass through Brescia, Verona, Vicenza and Padua. The landscape on this route is pancake-flat, but there are some moments of quiet drama: a glimpse of Lake Garda just prior to Verona and the impressive approach into the final terminus at Venice Santa Lucia.

Milan to Venice

Trenitalia and NTV Italo both operate the route from Milan to Venice. Trains to Venice all depart from Milan Centrale station. In Venice all trains stop at Mestre, with most of them then continuing over the bridge to Venezia Santa Lucia. The latter is much more convenient for the heart of the Old Town so book on a train that runs through to Santa Lucia if possible. Most trains on this route stop five or six times between Milan and Venice. Sit on the left side of the train for the best views.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.