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There are 5 ways to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice by train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Rj

€36 - €94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Spittal/Drau Zentrum to Villach Hbf 5171
  2. Take the bus from Villach Bus Station to Venice 466 / ...

€24 - €28

3 alternative options

Night train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Nj

€26 - €66

Bus, night train  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Spittal/Drau Zentrum to Villach Hbf 5171
  2. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Mestre Raccordo A/P En

€60 - €140

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Spittal an der Drau to Venice 291.2 km

€35 - €55

Spittal an der Drau to Venice by train

The train journey time between Spittal an der Drau and Venice is around 3h 49m and covers a distance of around 286 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 44m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Railjet and others, the Spittal an der Drau to Venice train service departs from Spittal-Millstaettersee and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 49m
Fastest train time:
3h 44m
Train distance:
286 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€41
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:20
Last train departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Spittal an der Drau to Venice train schedules

Austria → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Cyprus, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Austria.

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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
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Italy.

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Last updated: 5 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice is to bus which costs €23 - €28 and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spittal an der Drau to Venice. However, there are services departing from Spittal/Drau Zentrum and arriving at Venice via Villach Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Spittal an der Drau to Venice. However, there are services departing from Spittal-Millstaettersee and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Spittal an der Drau and Venice is 176 km. The road distance is 291.2 km.

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The best way to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €35 - €95.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice, including transfers.

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Spittal an der Drau to Venice bus services, operated by ÖBB-Postbus GmbH, depart from Spittal/Drau Zentrum station.

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Spittal an der Drau to Venice train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Villach Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €35 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €28 and takes 5h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Spittal an der Drau to Venice.
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  • Distance: 175.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Spittal an der Drau, Austria and Venice, Italy?

Railjet operates a train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €55 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Spittal an der Drau to Venice via Villach Bus Station in around 5h 46m.

Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
Night train from Villach Hbf to Mestre Raccordo A/P
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€90 - €130
Bus operators
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 Villach Bus Station to Venice
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Spittal an der Drau to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice station.

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Spittal an der Drau to Venice train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Spittal an der Drau to Venice is 291 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Spittal an der Drau to Venice.

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