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Why spend your vacation worrying about travel? Traveling by train from Rome to Venice allows you to enjoy two of the most romantic cities in Italy, and the scenery in between. The trip will take four to six hours, depending on the route.
Check Out Your Options
Decide when you want to travel. Rome and Venice are major rail hubs, which gives you flexibility in deciding among many available travel times.
Decide what is in your budget before you book a ticket. The route from Rome to Venice ranges from the lavish first-class Eurostar train to the economy Intercity Notte (red-eye) and Espresso Notte trains.
Get professional help, if necessary. Travel agents or ticket counter personnel can answer questions regarding the variety of travel rail options in Italy.
Book Your Ticket Online
Book your ticket online. Booking online will save you time and money as the ticket counter charges a service fee and usually requires standing in a long line.
Go to the Trenitalia website. You will be able to search for available tickets by entering destination information and date of travel.
Choose the Eurostar, Italy's premier train. The Eurostar will have multiple trains available for this major route, and will arrive in Venice with the least amount of travel time.
Get the details. Click on 'Details' to retrieve information regarding the train such as, whether there is food available on the train (dining car or cafe car), how long the trip is, and which stations the trains will leave from and arrive at.
Select the correct fare based on your travel companions. Eurostar offers a variety of discounts, such as family rates for two adults and children, and senior citizen discounts.
Select your options. Eurostar also allows you select preferences such as seat designations, and ticketing options.
Purchase the ticket and make sure to print out your receipt. Your online receipt contains your PNR code, which you will need to pick up your ticket at the station.
Arrive in Venice
Be prepared for an adventure. Venice is sprawled across a series of small islands; you now need to get on a boat to get to the city center.
Get on the waterbus. After exiting the train, you must buy a ticket for the number one vaporetto, which goes along the grand canal and makes stops along the way.
Ask for help if your Italian is rusty. The waterbus system can be a little confusing; you don't want to be going in the wrong direction.