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There are 6 ways to get from French Riviera to Venice by ferry, train, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, train  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

70€ - 142€

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Ferry, bus via Toulon  •  15h 49m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Tropez Gare Routière to Toulon Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Toulon to Venice, Venice

46€ - 56€

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  18h 39m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Golfe-Juan
  3. Take the bus from Nice to Venezia Si

Ferry, train to Nice, fly to Venice  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Antibes
  4. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Venice (VCE) NCE - VCE

78€ - 520€

Ferry, train to Marseille, fly to Venice  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
  4. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Venice (VCE) MRS - VCE

128€ - 360€

Ferry, train to Marseille, fly to Bologna, train  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Take the ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
  3. Take the train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
  4. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bologna (BLQ) MRS - BLQ
  5. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

136€ - 590€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Venice is to ferry and bus via Toulon which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Venice is to ferry and train and fly which costs 75€ - 550€ and takes 9h 6m.

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The distance between French Riviera and Venice is 493 km.

The best way to get from French Riviera to Venice without a car is to ferry and train which takes 12h 50m and costs 70€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 12h 50m to get from French Riviera to Venice, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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easyJet offers flights from Nice Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4356+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Venice.
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  • Distance: 492.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 50m

What companies run services between French Riviera, FR-93, France and Venice, Italy?

There is no direct connection from French Riviera to Venice. However, you can take the travel to Les Issambres, take the ferry to Saint-Tropez, take the walk to Saint-Tropez, take the ferry to Saint-Raphaël, take the walk to St Raphael Valescure, take the train to Genova P.Za Principe, then take the train to Venezia S. Lucia. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from French Riviera to Venice via Les Issambres, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez Gare Routière, Toulon Gare Routière, and Toulon in around 15h 49m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Marseille to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Thello
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Antibes
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Thello
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Thello
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 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€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Antibes
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 29€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
24€ - 29€
1st Class
17€ - 21€
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 St Raphael Valescure to Antibes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 20€
Train from St Raphael Valescure to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
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€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulon to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Venezia
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€
Website
Les Bateaux Verts
Transport Maritime Raphaëlois
Phone
+33(0)4.94.95.17.46
Email
contact@bateauxsaintraphael.com
Website
bateauxsaintraphael.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphaël
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€
Website
Transport Maritime Raphaëlois
Riviera Lines
Phone
04 92 98 71 31
Email
croisieres@riviera-lines.com
Website
riviera-lines.com
Ferry from Saint-Tropez to Golfe-Juan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€
Website
Riviera Lines

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