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There are 7 ways to get from Como to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

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Bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Venice Mestre 417

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Train via Milan  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Fr / ...

Train via Milan #2  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale Re80 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia 8977 / ...

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Como to Venice 298.7 km

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Venice (VCE) MXP - VCE

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Venice (VCE) LIN - VCE

Como to Venice by train

The train journey time between Como and Venice is around 3h 32m and covers a distance of around 312 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 32m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Como to Venice train service departs from Como S.Giovanni and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 32m
Fastest train time:
3h 32m
Train distance:
312 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:10
Last train departs at:
13:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Venice train schedules

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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Como to Venice is to bus which costs €20 - €25 and takes 4h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Venice is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Venice. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Venice via Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Como S.Giovanni and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Como and Venice is 256 km. The road distance is 298.7 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Venice without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs €85 - €160.

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The train from Como S.Giovanni to Venezia S. Lucia takes 3h 32m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Como to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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Como to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S.Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Venice is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs €85 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €25 and takes 4h 47m, you could also fly, which costs €25 - €160 and takes 5h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Venice.
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  • Distance: 256 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Venice, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como S.Giovanni to Venezia S. Lucia once daily. Tickets cost €85 - €160 and the journey takes 3h 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Venice Mestre 3 times a week. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €8000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€250 - €1000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €1200
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €3800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €85
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€12 - €85
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€12 - €85
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€12 - €85
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €8000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €700
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€280 - €750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €2200
Train operators
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 Como S.Giovanni to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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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Como to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice Mestre station.

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Como to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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