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There are 11 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Venice by plane, subway, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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

Fly London Heathrow to Venice  •  5h

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Venice (VCE) LHR - VCE

€48 - €178

Cheapest option

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Venice  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE) STN - VCE

€41 - €159

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Venice (VCE) LGW - VCE

€61 - €200

Train to London Luton, fly to Venice  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Venice (VCE) LTN - VCE

€55 - €158

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

€82 - €318

Train  •  16h 3m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

€350 - €823

Bus  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto BlaBlaCar Bus

€77 - €88

Bus and ferry, bus  •  29h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Venice N28 / ...

€68 - €97

Train, night train  •  26h 4m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Innsbruck Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Ecb

€248 - €608

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 51m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Venice

€325 - €411

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 58m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice

€195 - €291

London Paddington Station to Venice by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Venice is around 30h 58m and covers a distance of around 1611 km. The fastest journey normally takes 30h 58m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the London Paddington Station to Venice service departs from Paddington and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
30h 58m
Fastest journey time:
30h 58m
Journey distance:
1611 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€350
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:44
Last service departs at:
10:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Venice subway and train schedules

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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.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Venice is to subway and fly which costs £35 - £140 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Venice is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Venice. However, there are services departing from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace and arriving at Venice - Tronchetto via London Victoria and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Venice. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille-Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Milano P.Garibaldi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 3m.

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It is approximately 1141 km to get from London Paddington Station to Venice.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Venice without a car is to train which takes 16h 3m and costs £300 - £750.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from London Paddington Station to Venice, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Venice bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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London Paddington Station to Venice train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Venice is to fly which takes 5h and costs £40 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £300 - £750 and takes 16h 3m, you could also bus, which costs £65 - £80 and takes 27h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1140.9 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Venice, Italy?

British Airways, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington Station to Venice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Paddington Station to Venice via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lille-Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, and Milano P.Garibaldi in around 16h 3m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1300
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
Flights from London Luton to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €110
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Flights from London Luton to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €360
Standard
€130 - €170
Standard Premier
€180 - €240
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 Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€80 - €120
1st Class
€130 - €190
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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