There are 4 ways to get from Venice to Modena by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Modena Re / ...

14€ - 95€

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Bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna 536 / ...

12€ - 16€

2 alternative options

Train, line 550 bus, bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ferrara Fr / ...
  2. Take the line 550 bus from Ferrara - Autostazione Via Del Lavoro to Cento Autostazione 550
  3. Take the bus from Cento Autostazione to Modena Autostazione 551 / ...

13€ - 60€

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Venice to Modena 193 km

26€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Modena is to bus which costs 12€ - 17€ and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Modena is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Modena. However, there are services departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Modena via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Modena. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Modena via Bologna Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Venice and Modena is 141 km. The road distance is 193 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Modena without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 14€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Venice to Modena, including transfers.

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Venice to Modena bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, Venice station.

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Venice to Modena train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Modena.
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  • Distance: 141.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Modena, Italy?

You can take a train from Venice to Modena via Bologna Centrale in around 2h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna once daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
7€ - 10€
Base Standard
19€ - 27€
Base Premium
25€ - 40€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
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 S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
5€ - 7€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Ferrara
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 18€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Modena
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TPER spa
Phone
051.350111
Website
tper.it
Bus from Ferrara - Autostazione Via Del Lavoro to Cento Autostazione
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
TPER spa
2nd Class
2€ - 4€
1st Class
3€ - 5€
Bus from Cento Autostazione to Modena Autostazione
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
TPER spa
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 7€

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The best way to get from Venice to Modena is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 14€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 17€ and takes 3h 45m.

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

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Venice to Modena train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Modena station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Modena is 193 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Venice to Modena.

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