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The Ultimate Rome to Venice Day Trip 2023

One of the best day trips from Rome you can go on is a day trip to Venice. Go on a full-day trip from Rome to Venice by train. Tour the canals of the famous “Serenissima” and see the Byzantine architecture. Relax on a high-speed train during the 3.5 hours of journey, and visit the best parts of the Floating City by using your included ferry pass.

Everything You Need To Know About Going On A Day Trip To Venice From Rome

We gathered everything you need to know before going on a day trip to Venice from Rome. From the best time of year to visit to guided day trip information and the things you can see in this romantic city. If you’re staying in Rome, and want to explore the rest of Italy, we highly recommend checking out this amazing day trip to Venice.

Best Time To Visit Venice

Best time of year to visit Venice is during the shoulder season. Ideal months to visit this ‘Floating City’ are March, April, October, and November. There aren’t as many tourists and crowds. Plus, the weather is great for sightseeing and exploring, it’s warm and sunny – perfect for a full day trip. 

Things To See In Venice 2023

Saint Mark’s Basilica

Saint Mark’s Basilica
Piazza San Marco

Doge’s Palace

Doge’s Palace
Residence of the Doge of Venice

Grand Canal

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Gondola ride

Travel From Rome To Venice By Train

The most time-efficient way to travel to Venice from Rome is by train, especially if you go by high-speed train. The trip by train will take you about 3.5 – 4 hours. In order to get to Venice, you can either get off at Venezia Santa Lucia station or get off at Mestre railway station and then take another train, bus, or tram to reach the city center.

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Day Trip To Venice by High-Speed Train From Rome

Book the perfect day trip from Rome to one of Europe’s most romantic cities – Venice. It will take you just over 3 hours to travel from Rome to Venice by high-speed train.

Your tour guide will tell you about Venice’s highlights and give you your ticket for Venice’s water bus transportation. Once you arrive in Venice, you’ll board the city’s typical public transportation – the waterbus, also known as the Vaporetto.

Seeing this magical city and its breathtaking views for the first time will be a fantastic experience. Arrive at St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the heart and soul of Venice’s historic center. Admire St. Mark’s Basilica’s western façade from the waterfront.

Enjoy a wonderful full-day tour in Venice!

Use your free time in Venice to go shopping or visit one of the historical venues in the center, have an excellent Italian coffee, or get lost in the labyrinth of insanely romantic alleys. You cannot miss the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), which is among the city’s most beloved and famous locations. 

Before heading back to Rome, join your tour guide for a fantastic aperitivo, or cicchetto, as the locals call it. It’s a mix of small savory side dishes typically served in the so-called bàcari and accompanied by the famous Venetian Spritz.

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Uncover the beauty of Venice by going on an organized day trip from Rome!


Why should you visit Venice?

Venice is a city known for its ageless beauty and charming ambiance, which provides a totally unique experience that lures hundreds of visitors annually. 

During your visit to Venice, you will be able to witness several distinctive sites, such as the majestic St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, known as a symbol of the city’s rich history and cultural past. Walking through its meandering alleyways, you’ll come across gorgeous palaces and churches embellished with masterpieces by renowned artists and intricate features that convey stories from the past. As you glide along the canals, you will be able to enjoy stunning city views, discover hidden corners, and pass under picturesque bridges that have become enduring symbols of Venetian charm.

Trust us, visiting Venice is like stepping into a dream, a journey that will transport you to a world where time seems to stand still. Whether you find yourself strolling along the water’s edge, gliding through the canals in a gondola, or simply savoring the city’s unique ambiance, Venice promises such a unique experience!

Good To Know Before Venice Day Trip

  • The tour organizers are not responsible for delays caused by sudden strikes, natural disasters, and events that might cause delays during the day trip.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and being prepared for any weather conditions.
  • Please note, the train companies may change the timetable.
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund (depending on the booked option)
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Beautiful trip

Venice is an absolutely gorgeous place you definitely should visit! Our tour was amazing, and it included train tickets. We also found the starting train station very quickly. Our guide went above and beyond to ensure our trip to Venice from Rome went smoothly. I recommend this tour to everyone who wants to experience the beauty of Venice in the best way. Thanks, Rossella, for your professionalism and taking care of us!


Day Trip To Venice From Rome Highlights

Enjoy a scenic train ride to Venice

  • The high-speed train will take you directly to the heart of Venice, and you’ll be back in Rome by the evening. Plus, you’ll enjoy some incredible views of Italy as you travel.

Tour Leader is there for you

  • During your day trip to Venice you’ll be accompanied by a tour leader who will be of great help during your whole trip. 
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FAQ – Rome to Venice Day Trip

How long is the ride from Rome to Venice?

If you decide to travel from Rome to Venice, you have two options. Your first option is a high-speed train with which it will take you about 3 and a half hours to reach Venice. Or a regional train which takes approximately 8 hours from Rome to Venice.

Can Venice be a day trip?

A visit to Venice can be a one-day trip. Although you could find things to do for a few more days, if you have time, we highly recommend you dedicate one day to visiting this beautiful and romantic Italian city.

Is the train ride from Rome to Venice scenic?

A train ride from Rome to Venice is very scenic and above all convenient. As you ride the train to Venice from Rome, you’ll be able to enjoy some breathtakingly beautiful views of Italy.

Is it possible to do a day trip to Venice from Rome?

It is not only possible but also very easily accessible to visit Venice for a day from Rome. There are numerous organized tours and day trips to Venice from Rome. And if you’re a little braver, and seeking an adventure, you can board the train and explore Venice on your own.

Book Your Full-Day Tour From Rome To Venice In Advance & Online!

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From Rome: Day Trip To Venice By High-Speed Train

Visit the famous “Serenissima” and enjoy the Byzantine architecture of Venice. Enjoy a high-speed train journey, and visit the best parts of the Floating City by using your included ferry pass.

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