Vienna 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 $35.02
  2. 30 day advance $47.62
  3. 7 day advance $90.35
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 19m
  • Distance
    434 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Vienna to Venice by train

Fast trains from Vienna to Venice take around 7 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 434 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Vienna and Venice.

1. Are there direct trains from Vienna to Venice?

Direct trains from Vienna to Venice have been found.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from Vienna to Venice every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Vienna to Venice train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Venice is usually scheduled to depart Vienna around 06:25 and the last train is around 21:35. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Vienna to Venice train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Vienna to Venice are $35.02.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $47 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $90. 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 Vienna to Venice train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 Vienna to Venice by train.

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Which train companies operate between Vienna and Venice?

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

  • CityNightLine
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Night Jet
  • Night train
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet

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

Venice to Vienna by train

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The direct EuroCity train from Vienna to Venice is one of Europe’s great rail trips. The first part of this daytime journey travels south from Vienna on the world-famous Semmering rail route. There are higher mountains elsewhere in the Alps, but few have the kind of delicate beauty of the hills that surround the Semmering Railway.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) also run an overnight train between Vienna and Venice. That night train takes a different route, running via Salzburg.

Vienna to Venice

The daytime train from Vienna to Venice does not hurry, stopping 15 times on its journey between the two cities. Klagenfurt and Villach are the two main Austrian cities served by this EuroCity train. Once over the border into Italy, the two notable towns where the train stops are Udine and Treviso.

In Vienna the trains leaves from Hauptbahnhof, making a second stop 5 minutes later to pick up passengers at Wien Meidling. You have a choice of two stations to alight in Venice: Mestre and Santa Lucia. The latter, located right by the Grand Canal, is much more convenient for the heart of Venice.

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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.