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There are 8 ways to get from Arbois to Venice by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Mouchard to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Arbois to Besançon Viotte
  2. Take the bus from Besançon to Zurich Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Milan
  4. Take the bus from Milan to Venice Mestre

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Mouchard to Lausanne
  2. Take the night train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Drive

  1. Drive from Arbois to Venice

Train to Lyon, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Arbois to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE)

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Mouchard to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE)

Train to Lyon, fly to Bologna, train

  1. Take the train from Arbois to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ)
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Arbois to Besancon Viotte
  2. Take the train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse to Zürich HB
  4. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE)
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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Venice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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The cheapest way to get from Arbois to Venice is to bus which costs €35 - €80 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Arbois to Venice is to train and fly which costs €65 - €230 and takes 6h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arbois to Venice. However, there are services departing from Arbois and arriving at Liberta' Santa Chiara via Besançon, Zurich Bus Station, Milan and Stazione MESTRE FS C3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arbois to Venice. However, there are services departing from Arbois and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Mouchard and Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 53m.

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The distance between Arbois and Venice is 531 km. The road distance is 688.6 km.

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The best way to get from Arbois to Venice without a car is to train which takes 9h 53m and costs €190 - €350.

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It takes approximately 9h 53m to get from Arbois to Venice, including transfers.

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Arbois to Venice bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Arbois station.

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Arbois to Venice train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Mouchard station.

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The best way to get from Arbois to Venice is to train which takes 9h 53m and costs €190 - €350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €80 and takes 14h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Arbois to Venice.
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  • Distance: 530.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 53m

What companies run services between Arbois, France and Venice, Italy?

You can take a train from Arbois to Venice via Mouchard and Lausanne in around 9h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arbois to Venice via Besançon Viotte, Besançon, Zurich Bus Station, Milan, Venice Mestre, and Stazione MESTRE FS C3 in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €2000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Mouchard to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€33 - €39
1st Class
€29 - €34
Train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €36
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€34 - €40
1st Class
€30 - €35
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €290
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arbois to Besançon Viotte
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arbois to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Arbois to Besancon Viotte
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Besançon Franche-Comté TGV to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€45 - €60
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Besançon to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RegioJet
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Marino Autolinee
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €20
Website
Itabus
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Milan to Venice - Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus

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