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Fly Frankfurt to Venice  •  4h 7m

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

€41 - €205

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Fly Frankfurt to Verona, train  •  5h 42m

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

€62 - €400

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Venice  •  5h 19m

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

€75 - €284

Fly Frankfurt to Trieste, train  •  6h 2m

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

€61 - €2121

Fly Frankfurt to Bologna, train  •  6h 15m

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

€65 - €225

Bus, train  •  11h 4m

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

€78 - €130

Train via Munich  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Ecb

€72 - €181

Train  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia Fr / ...

€200 - €351

Bus  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Venice N277

€40 - €55

Drive  •  8h 19m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Venice 905.1 km

€110 - €170

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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
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Italy is currently restricted.

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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 €40 - €210 and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Venice. Services depart twice 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 Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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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 11h 4m and costs €75 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 central train 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 7m and costs €40 - €210. Alternatively, you can train via Munich, which costs €70 - €190 and takes 11h 28m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 25m.

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  • Distance: 587.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Air Dolomiti fly from Frankfurt am Main to Venice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Venice via Muenchen Hbf in around 11h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€2300 - €3000
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Trieste via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €1000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Train operators
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
Train from Trieste Airport to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
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
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
5 times a day
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 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
Every 4 hours
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Frankfurt to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt to Munich central station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
Flixtrain
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Venice
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, 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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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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