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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Frankfurt to Venice

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Venice (VCE)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Venice

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Fly Frankfurt to Verona, train

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Verona (VRN)
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia

Fly Frankfurt to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Venice

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Venice (VCE)

Fly Frankfurt to Trieste, train

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Trieste (TRS)
  2. Take the train from Trieste Airport to Venezia S. Lucia

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Verona
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia

Train

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia

Drive

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Venice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice is to bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice is to fly which costs €85 - €300 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Venice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Venice. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Basel SBB, Zuerich Hb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 33m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Venice is 587 km. The road distance is 905.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 43m and costs €75 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Venice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Venice is to fly which takes 4h 20m and costs €85 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €330 and takes 11h 33m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 25m.

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  • Distance: 587.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Venice, Italy?

Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Austrian Airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Venice every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Venice via Basel SBB, Zuerich Hb, and Milano Centrale in around 11h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€3000 - €9500
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€3000 - €9500
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Train operators
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Trieste Airport to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
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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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
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Venice is 905 km. It takes approximately 8h 19m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Venice.

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Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Venice bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1522+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €5.

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