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

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Train to Marseille, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Venice (VCE)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Avignon Le Pontet Bus Station to Padua Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Stazione Padova to Venezia

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Train to Lyon, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Venice (VCE)

Train to Lyon, fly to Bologna, train

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ)
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Train

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Train via Ventimiglia

  1. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Nice Ville
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia

Bus via Aix-en-Provence

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Limbert to Aix en Provence - La Beauvalle
  2. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Venice

Drive

  1. Drive from Avignon to Venice
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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed 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 Avignon to Venice is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 14h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Venice is to train and fly which costs €55 - €210 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Venice. However, there are services departing from Avignon - Limbert and arriving at Venice via Aix-en-Provence. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Venice. However, there are services departing from Avignon Tgv and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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The distance between Avignon and Venice is 617 km. The road distance is 829.9 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Venice without a car is to train which takes 10h 4m and costs €75 - €190.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Avignon to Venice, including transfers.

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Avignon to Venice bus services, operated by Zou! LER, depart from Avignon - Limbert station.

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Avignon to Venice train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Avignon Tgv station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Venice is to train which takes 10h 4m and costs €75 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus via Aix-en-Provence, which costs and takes 13h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Venice.
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  • Distance: 617.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 5m

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

You can take a train from Avignon to Venice via Lyon Part Dieu and Milano Centrale in around 10h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to Venice via Aix en Provence - La Beauvalle and Aix-en-Provence in around 13h 34m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Lyon to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
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 Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €33
1st Class
€22 - €27
Train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Avignon Tgv to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €70
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 Avignon Tgv to Aix En Provence Tgv
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €26
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €26
Train from Avignon Tgv to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Renfe SNCF
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
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
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
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 to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Avignon - Limbert to Aix en Provence - La Beauvalle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Zou! LER
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 Aix-en-Provence to Venice
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Avignon Le Pontet Bus Station to Padua Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni

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