There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Lienz by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Fortezza/Franzensfeste  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Fortezza/Franzensfeste Ec
  2. Take the train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol Rex / ...

$34 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo x411
  2. Take the train from Dobbiaco/Toblach to Lienz in Osttirol Rex / ...

$23 - $81

3 alternative options

Bus ATVO S.p.A., train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo 29 Ve
  2. Take the train from San Candido/Innichen to Lienz in Osttirol Rex / ...

$24 - $81

Train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol Ic / ...

$38 - $105

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lienz 146.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Venice to Lienz. However, there are services departing from Venezia Santa Lucia and arriving at Lienz in Osttirol via Fortezza/Franzensfeste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Venice and Lienz is 158 km. The road distance is 233.9 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lienz without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Venice to Lienz, including transfers.

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Venice to Lienz train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia Santa Lucia station.

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Venice to Lienz train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Lienz in Osttirol station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Lienz is 234 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Venice to Lienz.

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There are 441+ hotels available in Lienz. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lienz.
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  • Distance: 99 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Lienz, Tirol, Austria?

You can take a train from Venice to Lienz via Fortezza/Franzensfeste in around 6 h 19 min.

Train operators
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Fortezza/Franzensfeste
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$40 - $50
Train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from San Candido/Innichen to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Dobbiaco/Toblach to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
atvo.it
Book at
atvo.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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