Welcome to this guide that looks at how you can get from Verona to Venice.
No matter whether you’re travelling to Verona by car, private transfer or using public transport you should find the details you need to make the trip with ease.
Venice is know as one the most visited cities in Italy and it’s easy to understand why! It’s multilayered history, the magnificent artistic and architectural heritage and flavourful cuisine are the envy of every other city in the country and in the world.
If you’re in Verona and want to fit in a day trip to the Lagoon city, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s absolutely possible and easy to get from Verona to Venice.
Whether you like the freedom of renting a car, the affordability of public transport, or the comfort of a private transfer, all these options are valid and feasible.
Verona to Venice
In this detailed travel guide I’ll explain exactly how you can get from Verona to Venice for a day trip, or if you prefer to see and do more in the lagoon, a longer stay.
The two most visited cities in the Veneto region are well-connected by train and bus as well as by motorway so I’ll spend time going through each option with you.
Additionally, for travellers that don’t want to rely on public transport and renting a car is not an option, I’ll suggest a private transfer you can book before your trip.
Where is Venice, Italy?
Venice is located in north-east Italy and it’s the capital city of the Veneto region. It’s 121 kilometres east of Verona.
Also called the city on the water, Venice is built on 118 islands connected by bridges and divided by canals and located in the middle of the Venetian lagoon.
You may be surprised to learn that a very small portion of visitors here actually know exactly how Venice was built in the beginning, but it certainly took many centuries to build the city that we can all see today with its one-of-a-kind urban landscape.
Is Venice worth visiting from Verona?
Absolutely yes! In fact, Venice makes a great day trip from Verona and it is a perfect pit-stop on any northern Italian itinerary that you may be planning.
The city of Romeo and Juliet and the Lagoon city of Venice are very well-connected by regional and high-speed trains. It’s also straightforward to get to the A4 motorway in Verona and arrive in Venice in just 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The historic centre of Venice and the lagoon fascinate visitors from all over the planet. The artistic, cultural and culinary Venetian heritage is incredible and one stay in the city is never enough to cover all the best it has to offer.
The best way to explore Venice in one day is on foot or by getting the vaporetto (water bus). Getting lost in Venice is not unusual! This is a place where the GPS signal is unreliable and it’s like a maze of narrow infinite streets and canals.
But with that said, I can assure you that it’s definitely the best place for uncovering nooks and crannies and opportunities to savour the city’s everlasting beauty.
How far is Venice from Verona?
Venice is 121 kilometres away from Verona and it takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there by car. View the map below to see the position of both cities:
Getting from Verona to Venice is easy whether you decide to rent a car and drive all the way to the city on the water or get a regional or high-speed train to Venice Santa Lucia, the closest train station in Venice to the historic centre.
Consider that there are over 70 trains that connect Verona to Venice every day. This means you can travel from early morning to night from one city to the other.
Finally, although I don’t prefer this option, you can travel by bus and save money travelling to Venice. Bear in mind, the trip is longer and less pleasant than the train.
Where to stay in Venice?
Spending more than a day is the best way to experience the city to its fullest. If you don’t have much time to spend here, knowing exactly where to stay in Venice and booking accommodation in a strategic place, close to the main attractions is key.
Here you can check a couple of places for different budgets for a great stay:
How to get from Verona to Venice
Without further ado let’s take a look at each option you have to get from Verona to Venice. In the paragraphs below you can find complete information on how to reach the Lagoon city by train, by car, by bus and by private transfer.
Train from Verona to Venice
Getting a train from Verona to Venice is the best option you have, because it’s fast, reliable and quite affordable too. The departing railway station is called Verona Porta Nuova, and it’s less than 20 minutes walk from Verona city centre.
The arrival station is called Venezia Santa Lucia (not to be confused with Venice Mestre), the main getaway to Venice historic centre.
There are at least 2 trains every hour connecting the two cities, so you can stay reassured that you can travel any time of the day.
At this point, you have 3 train services you can use: direct regional, fast regional or high-speed train.
Let’s go through each option to decide which service is more suitable:
💡 Smart Travel Tip: To save money when buy your tickets, always check both Trenitalia and Italo websites to find the cheapest ticket price for the same trip.
Driving from Verona to Venice
If you’re not a big fan of public transportation and don’t like to rely on timetables – to save precious time and energy – renting a car may be the best travel option for you!
By driving a private vehicle, you can leave any time you want, stop along the way, add some extra stops and get to Venice from Verona at your own pace.
It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Verona to Venice by car. First get on A4/E70 from Corso Porta Nuova, then Viale del Lavoro and Viale delle Nazioni.
Continue on A4/E70 to Venice for 1 hour and then take the exit for SS309 from Tangenziale di Mestre/A57.
Once in Mestre, proceed to follow Via della Libertà to Ponte della Libertà. This long bridge connects the mainland to Venice.
Once in Venice, you can either park the car in the Tronchetto island or at the Autorimessa Comunale. Remember to book your car park spot in advance.
Alternatively, you can also park in Mestre near the Venice Mestre station and get on a train (10 minutes ride). In Mestre car parkings (Saba, Garage Touring, Garage Piave just to name a few) are more affordable than the ones in Venice and locals use to park there all the time.
Bus from Verona to Venice
If you’re travelling solo or on a tight budget, you can even travel by bus from Verona to Venice. The two bus companies providing the service are: Flixbus and Itabus.
At the moment, the Flixbus buses leave from Viale Andrea Palladio (in front of Tamoil service station) in Verona, not far from the Verona Porta Nuova train station.
The arrival point can be Mestre train station (Viale Stazione 8/8c, 30171 Venice) or Venice Tronchetto (Isola Nova del Tronchetto, 30135 Venice).
Make sure to get off at the last stop, unless you’ve booked accommodation in Mestre or you’re simply visiting Mestre before going to Venice.
From the Tronchetto island, you can either hop on the People Mover to get to Piazzale Roma or get a water bus (vaporetto). Check out this interactive map to find out where you can travel to from Tronchetto stops.
Flixbus offers more rides than Itabus. It can take between 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours and 10 minutes, depending on the bus you selected and if there’s a transfer to do, so make sure you double check the best option.
The bus is the cheapest way to arrive in Venice but it takes longer than the train and it’s less comfortable. The buses have free Wi-Fi, outlets and WC on board.
Private Transfer from Verona to Venice
Your last option to be able to travel in total comfort from Verona to Venice is the private transfer by Mercedes minivan which comes also with a personal driver. There are many pros of booking a private transfer but they come at a higher cost.
Let’s see what makes it so worth it. The driver can pick you up at selected locations all around Verona city centre (check thoroughly as you might find your hotel on the list, and if not, see what’s the closest location to your accommodation).
It can leave you in Venice Piazzale Roma, Venice Marco Polo airport or Venice Cruise Terminal. From Piazzale Roma, you can walk towards your hotel or the city’s attractions, get a vaporetto or water taxi. Check how to get from Venice Marco Polo airport to Venice for more specific tips on how to get to Venice that way.
It’s worth knowing that the minivan has free Wi-Fi on board, bottled water for all passengers, and luggage storage.This is a great option if you want to reach Venice airport from Verona to catch your flight or to the cruise terminal to get on a cruise.
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Getting from Verona to Venice
Now you should know that you have many options to get from Verona to Venice.
Whether it’s for a day trip or a longer stay in the city of water, visiting Venice is absolutely worth your time and you won’t regret adding it to your itinerary.
Do you want to know how to spend your time here and understand what you can fit in with 24 or more hours, see my guide on the best things to do in Venice for ideas.
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