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

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Fly from Newquay  •  10h 33m

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Venice (VCE) NQY - VCE

53€ - 318€

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Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Venice (VCE) BRS - VCE

146€ - 605€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  11h 15m

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

186€ - 373€

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE) STN - VCE

177€ - 370€

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  4. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Venice (VCE) CWL - VCE

144€ - 655€

Train, night train  •  31h 54m

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

372€ - 759€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  33h 56m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  3. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia Re / ...

246€ - 339€

Train, bus and ferry  •  36h 21m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Augsburg
  3. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Rj

236€ - 324€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Penzance to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Ulm
  3. Take the bus from Ulm ZOB to Verona
  4. Take the bus from Verona to Venezia Si

Train, bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Prague Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus

212€ - 479€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 6m

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

374€ - 482€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 59m

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

298€ - 481€

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The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Venice is to fly which costs £45 - £280 and takes 10h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Venice is to train and fly which costs £120 - £550 and takes 9h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Venice. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Venezia via London, Ulm ZOB and Verona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Penzance to Venice. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Paddington station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 54m.

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The distance between Penzance and Venice is 1429 km.

The best way to get from Penzance to Venice without a car is to train and night train which takes 31h 54m and costs £320 - £650.

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It takes approximately 10h 33m to get from Penzance to Venice, including transfers.

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Penzance to Venice bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Penzance station.

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Penzance to Venice train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Penzance station.

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There is no direct flight from Newquay Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1428.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 33m

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

Edelweiss Air, Swiss and five other airlines fly from Penzance to Venice 5 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Venice via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 200€
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 Newquay to Venice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
22€ - 160€
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 Bristol to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 210€
Flights from Cardiff to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Cardiff to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Newquay to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Newquay to Venice via Newcastle, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 80€
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Penzance to Reading
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 140€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
110€ - 140€
Anytime Day 1st Class
190€ - 250€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
23€ - 29€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Penzance to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
120€ - 150€
Anytime Day 1st Class
210€ - 290€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
18€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 45€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 210€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
70€ - 90€
Anytime Day 1st Class
150€ - 210€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Penzance to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
150€ - 180€
Anytime Day 1st Class
260€ - 370€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
40€ - 50€
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
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 Augsburg Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
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
Bus and ferry from London to Augsburg
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penzance to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
National Express
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
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Birmingham to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
37h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
RegioJet
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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Penzance to Venice bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Venezia station.

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Penzance to Venice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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