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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Venice by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to Bristol, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Venice (VCE)

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Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto

Train to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Venice (VCE)

Train to London Stansted, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE)

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Venice (VCE)

Train, bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  3. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia

Train, bus and ferry

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Augsburg
  3. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Venice

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Innsbruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Venice

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice

Exeter to Venice by train and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Venice is around 41h 20m and covers a distance of around 2271 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 52m. The fastest journey normally takes 40h 20m. Operated by South Western Railway, London Buses and FlixBus, the Exeter to Venice service departs from Exeter Central and arrives in Venice. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
33h 27m
Layover time:
7h 52m
Total time:
41h 20m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
40h 20m
Journey distance:
2271 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€177
Carbon emissions:
264 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:30
Last service departs at:
15:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Venice train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Venice is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £45 - £70 and takes 30h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Venice is to train and fly which costs £65 - £240 and takes 6h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Venice. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Venice - Tronchetto via London, Lille and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Venice. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Paddington station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 54m.

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It is approximately 1313 km to get from Exeter to Venice.

The best way to get from Exeter to Venice without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 30h 11m and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Exeter to Venice, including transfers.

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Exeter to Venice bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Venice train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1313.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Venice, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Venice. However, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Bristol Temple Meads, take the shuttle to Bristol Airport, take the walk to Bristol airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Aeroporto Marco Polo, then take the line 35 bus to Venice. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Paddington, take the walk to London Paddington Train Station, take the train to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Aeroporto Marco Polo, then take the line 35 bus to Venice.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €210
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €130
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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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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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€60 - €85
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€80 - €120
1st Class
€130 - €190
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Ulm
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Augsburg
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Venice
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
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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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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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Exeter to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Venice - Tronchetto station.

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Exeter to Venice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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