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There are 10 ways to get from London to Venice by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h

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

53€ - 388€

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE) STN - VCE

52€ - 212€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 11m

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

64€ - 237€

Fly from London City  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Venice (VCE) LCY - VCE

65€ - 287€

Train  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia Fr

259€ - 594€

Bus, train  •  27h 44m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia

81€ - 125€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  28h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  2. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  3. Take the bus from Verona to Venezia Si

Train, night train  •  24h 52m

  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

253€ - 598€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 34m

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

325€ - 410€

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 27m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Venice

249€ - 410€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Venice is to fly which costs £45 - £340 and takes 5h.

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The fastest way to get from London to Venice is to fly. Taking this option will cost £45 - £340 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Venice. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Venezia via Ulm ZOB and Verona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Venice. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 39m.

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The distance between London and Venice is 1137 km.

The best way to get from London to Venice without a car is to train which takes 13h 39m and costs £220 - £550.

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

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London to Venice bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London 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 to Venice is to fly which takes 5h and costs £45 - £340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £220 - £550 and takes 13h 39m.

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Map of how to get from London to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1137.4 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

British Airways, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from London Paddington to Venice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Venice via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 39m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 370€
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from London City to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Flights from London City to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 320€
Flights from London Stansted to Venice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 1000€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 1300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
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
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
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
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Verona to Venezia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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London to Venice bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Venezia station.

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Venice is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 11:36 PM in London and 12:36 AM in Venice.

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

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Vueling Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 5209+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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