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

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Train, train to Bristol, fly to Venice  •  9h 47m

  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

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Fly Newquay to Venice  •  12h 4m

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

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice  •  11h 1m

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

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Venice Treviso  •  10h 2m

  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 Treviso (TSF) BRS - TSF

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Bologna, train  •  11h 49m

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

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Verona  •  12h 4m

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

Train, car ferry  •  29h 36m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  3. Take the train from Morlaix to Modane Tgv
  4. Take the train from Modane to Milano Centrale Fr
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Fa / ...

Train, bus, night bus  •  31h 28m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
  3. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Venice

Bus  •  36h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Penzance to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto

Train, bus, night train  •  40h 47m

  1. Take the train from Penzance to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Nj

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 16m

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

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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Penzance to Venice is to bus which costs £45 - £80 and takes 36h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to Venice is to train and fly which costs £110 - £550 and takes 9h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penzance to Venice. However, there are services departing from Penzance and arriving at Venice - Tronchetto via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 40m.

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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 car ferry which takes 29h 36m and costs £260 - £600.

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It takes approximately 9h 47m 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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The best way to get from Penzance to Venice is to fly which takes 12h 4m and costs £40 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £80 and takes 36h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Penzance to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Venice - Tronchetto station.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1428.8 km
  • Duration: 9h 47m

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

easyJet, British Airways and two other airlines fly from Penzance to Venice twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Penzance to Venice via London Victoria Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 36h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Flights from Newquay to Venice via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Newquay to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €270
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 Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Newquay to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€8 - €170
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€60 - €80
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Train from Penzance to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €160
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€120 - €160
Anytime Day 1st Class
€210 - €290
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Penzance to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€75 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €220
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 Modane to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
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)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Morlaix to Modane
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€160 - €190
1st Class
€190 - €230
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
RegioJet
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Strasbourg to Venice
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
National Express
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €100
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Brittany Ferries
Adult
€30 - €40
Car
€65 - €100
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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