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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Venice  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Venice (VCE) LGW - VCE

€71 - €229

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Venice  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Venice (VCE) LHR - VCE

€99 - €279

Train to Bristol, fly to Venice  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Venice (VCE) BRS - VCE

€82 - €193

Train to London Stansted, fly to Venice  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Venice (VCE) STN - VCE

€87 - €249

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Verona, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Verona (VRN) LGW - VRN
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia

€72 - €364

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth to Antwerp
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
  3. Take the bus from Cologne South to Venice N28

€99 - €129

Bus, bus and ferry via Paris  •  28h 11m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto

€84 - €117

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  30h 1m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  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 / ...

€119 - €241

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  33h 52m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Nj

€131 - €211

Train, bus and ferry  •  35h 11m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Bolzano Bozen Rjx
  4. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia Re / ...

€144 - €321

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 23m

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

€336 - €426

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 40m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Venice

€206 - €306

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

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Venice is to bus and bus and ferry via Paris which costs £70 - £110 and takes 28h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Portsmouth to Venice is to train and fly which takes 6h 8m and costs £60 - £200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Venice. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth and arriving at Venice via Antwerpen G. Le Grellelaan, Antwerp and Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 10m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Venice is 1159 km.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Venice without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 28h 10m and costs £85 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Portsmouth to Venice, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Venice bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Portsmouth station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Portsmouth to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice station.

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Venice is 1h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 5:23 AM in Portsmouth and 6:23 AM in Venice.

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  • Distance: 1158.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

There is no direct connection from Portsmouth to Venice. However, you can take the train to Horsham, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Aeroporto MARCO POLO, then take the bus to Venice. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Waterloo, take the walk to Waterloo station, take the subway to Paddington station, take the walk to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Aeroporto MARCO POLO, then take the bus to Venice.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
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 Bristol to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Bristol to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Flights from London Stansted to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Train operators
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
€16 - €23
Anytime 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €65
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
€23 - €35
Anytime 1st Class
€45 - €65
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€45 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€80 - €95
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€60 - €70
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€40 - €55
Anytime Day 1st Class
€75 - €100
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
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €21
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Train from Bolzano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Salzburg Hbf to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Portsmouth to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Portsmouth to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
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 Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne South to Venice
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
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