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There are 12 ways to get from London to Venice by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Venice  •  5h 13m

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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice  •  5h 22m

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

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Fly London Stansted to Venice  •  5h 32m

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Venice  •  5h 45m

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

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna, train  •  6h 28m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Verona, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Verona (VRN) LGW - VRN
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia

Fly London Stansted to Bologna, train  •  6h 52m

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

Train  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Fa / ...

Bus via Paris  •  26h 55m

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

Bus  •  32h 50m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station Kardzhali Bus Station - London Victoria Green Line Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zob to Venice N28 / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 44m

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

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

London to Venice by train

14 Weekly Trains
13h 40m Average Duration
€192 Cheapest Price
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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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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.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Italy is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Venice is to bus via Paris which costs £35 - £60 and takes 26h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Venice is to fly. Taking this option will cost £60 - £260 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Venice. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Venice - Tronchetto via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Venice. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 40m.

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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 40m and costs £160 - £460.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from London to Venice, including transfers.

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London to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Venice is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs £60 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £460 and takes 13h 40m, you could also bus via Paris, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 26h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1137.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

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

British Airways, Air France and six other airlines fly from London Paddington to Venice hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Venice via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Milano Centrale in around 13h 40m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €490
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €430
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €600
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Venice via Cork
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Train operators
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 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
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 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
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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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 Station to Venezia Santa Lucia
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 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 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
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zob to Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €35
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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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 Blablabus, arrive at Venice - Tronchetto station.

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Venice is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:05 PM in London and 1:05 PM in Venice.

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

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KLM, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Venice Airport.

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