Treviso is one of the most important cities in the Veneto region and out of all the towns and villages, it’s probably one of my favourite day trips to plan from Venice.
When it comes to distance, there are just 40 kilometres separating Venice from Treviso and in my experience the most convenient way to get there is by train.
If you didn’t already know, the city is also called ‘la piccola Venezia’, literally meaning ‘the small Venice’, Treviso reminisces the famous Lagoon city for its canals and the romantic glimpses but with the difference that it’s a lot less touristy.
For this reason, Treviso is a great place to visit if you’re looking to escape the big crowds, so keep reading to find out how to get from Venice to Treviso.
Venice to Treviso
Below I’ll not only show you how to get to Treviso from Venice but also where to stay if you plan to spend the night and how you can visit using public transport or car.
Where is Treviso, Italy?
Treviso is located in north east Italy and it’s one of the 7 provinces of the Veneto region which was also part of the Venetian Republic for more than 1,000 years. The great thing is that ‘la piccola Venezia’ is only 40 kilometres away from Venice, 56 kilometres from Padua and 136 kilometres from Verona.
It takes 45 minutes to get from Venice to Treviso by car or 35 minutes by train. From my point of view, Treviso makes one of the best day trips from Venice by train.
If you have enough time (even just half a day) or you’re a returning visitor of Venice I can guarantee you that you won’t regret adding Treviso to your travel plans.
The best way to get to Treviso is by train since the connections are frequent and available throughout the day and the ticket price is affordable.
In Treviso there’s an international airport called Treviso Antonio Canova served by the two low cost airlines Ryanair and WizzAir.
Many people arrive at the Treviso airport instead of Venice Marco Polo airport because flights can be cheaper. From Treviso you can get public transportation to Venice, there are numerous options to choose from. If you’re doing this, why not learn how to get from Treviso airport to Venice city centre with my dedicated guide?
Is Treviso worth visiting from Venice?
Treviso is only half an hour away from my hometown Castelfranco Veneto and I’ve been there countless times. Every time there’s something new going on and new eateries opening, that’s what keeps me going back over time.
Even if you have just a couple of hours, I believe that it’s worth visiting Treviso from Venice because the city centre is small and can be easily explored on foot. The main attractions are located inside the city walls so it is possible to see them in half a day without rushing.
There are not many tourists visiting Treviso, it can still be considered a hidden gem and you can escape Venice’s crowds by organising a day trip from Venice whenever you please.
Last but not least, Treviso is packed with great restaurants and cocktail bars, perfect spots for aperitivo or after dinner drinks.
At heart, I am a foodie, and since I love Venetian street food so much I recommend trying the mozzarella in carrozza from Osteria dalla Gigia, the best one in town.
For a sweet treat, don’t leave without trying the tiramisù because Treviso is tiramisù’s fatherland. I recently tried the one from Camelia Bakery and I loved it.
How far is Treviso from Venice?
Treviso is 41 kilometres away from Venice and it takes between 35 and 45 minutes to get there by car (longer at peak times) and 32 minutes by train.
If you want to avoid paying tolls to access the A27 motorway connecting Venice to Treviso, then follow the directions on the map below.
The two cities are well connected by public transport with a vast choice of trains you can get from Venice Santa Lucia to Treviso Centrale.
There’s one bus service from Venice to Treviso city centre, but I don’t recommend going for this option as it would take 1 hour and it’s more expensive than the train.
Where to stay in Treviso?
Whether you’re looking to save money on accommodation in Venice by booking a hotel in Treviso or just want to spend a night here,
See this list of places to stay in Treviso that I recommend:
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How to get from Venice to Treviso
In more detail, let’s look at how to get from Venice to Treviso by train, car, bus and private transfer so you can make an informed decision on how to get here.
Train from Venice to Treviso
The most convenient way to get from Venice to Treviso is by train. It only takes between 30 and 40 minutes to get from Venice Santa Lucia to Treviso Centrale depending on the type of train you get.
You can either travel by:
There are 2 or 3 trains leaving Venice every hour which means you can travel to Treviso at any time, with the first train leaving at 5 am and the latest leaving Treviso Centrale at 11.27 pm.
The Treviso Centrale station is served by numerous railway lines being one of the most important centres of the Veneto railway network. Treviso is also served by interregional connections, such as Bologna, Florence and Rome.
The train station is only a short walk away from Treviso city centre, as you can easily get to Piazza dei Signori in just 12 minutes.
Driving from Venice to Treviso
Treviso is served by roads and motorways of primary importance connecting all the major cities and towns of the Veneto region.
The most important roads that converge in Treviso are the A27 motorway that connects Mestre, Treviso, Vittorio Veneto and Belluno and the recent Pedemontana Veneta Highway (SPV) that connects Bassano del Grappa to Treviso.
If you are that type of traveller that prefers to not rely on public transport and timetables, then you should rent a car and drive from Venice.
To reach Treviso by car you can either:
Bus from Venice to Treviso
There’s only one bus line connecting Venice to Treviso and vice versa: the line 8E by MoM (Mobilità di Marca). This bus line connects Venice, Mestre, Mogliano, Preganziol and Treviso.
The bus leaves from Piazzale Roma in Venice and arrives at the bus station in Treviso, that’s just 250 metres away from Treviso Centrale railway station. There are plenty of buses leaving from Piazzale Roma all day long, with the first bus leaving at 6.30am and the last one at 9.15pm.
It takes around 1 hour to get to Treviso by bus, depending on the time you leave and traffic conditions. The only inconvenience with the bus is the return journey. The last bus that arrives in Venice from Treviso is the one leaving at 8.45am!
But no worries, you can get to Mestre instead and from there, get another bus, tram or train to Venice. There are different timetables for weekdays and weekends and from winter to summer, so make sure to consult the most updated ones here.
The bus fare is 4,90 euros one way, which, unless you like traveling by bus, means that the bus is slightly less convenient when comparing to the train (train ticket costs 3,80 euros one way) especially since the ticket costs more and it takes longer.
Private Transfer to Venice to Treviso
If you’re landing at Marco Polo airport in Venice and want to reach Treviso without having to deal with public transportation or renting a car, then you can book this private transfer from Venice Marco Polo airport to Treviso in advance.
The driver meets you in the arrivals hall with a name plate and takes you to your accommodation or any other location of your choice in Treviso in around 1 hour.
The door to door service is ideal if you have a limited time in Treviso, arrive late at night or simply want to avoid long queues and the hassle of public transport. The private vehicle has air conditioning and accommodates up to 8 people.
At the time of booking you can also book the return transfer and select the exact hotel or location in Treviso where you’d like to arrange the drop off and pick up.
Getting from Venice to Treviso
Now you should have a clear idea on how to get from Venice to Treviso by public transport (train and bus) and by car or private transfer.
In my opinion, the best way is the train because it’s the fastest and most affordable option. But if your intention is to take some detours or visit more places in the Veneto region or northern Italy, the ideal solution is to rent a car.
From Treviso you can in fact reach beautiful places in the province like the Prosecco hills, Asolo and the Montello woods in less than an hour’s drive.
Whether you choose one option or the other, rest assured that Treviso makes a great day out from Venice no matter what you plan on doing while you’re here!
If you’re currently planning your trip, why not learn about more day trips from Venice while you’re still here so you can embark on during your stay in the Lagoon city?
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