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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Varenna by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re8

27€ - 79€

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Bus  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Mestre to Bergamo

16€ - 27€

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Train via Verona  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lecco R7

19€ - 64€

Train, bus, ferry  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Como S. Giovanni Ec
  2. Take the bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido C30
  3. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna 804 / ...

90€ - 160€

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Venice to Varenna 281.3 km

35€ - 50€

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) VCE - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

67€ - 243€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

49€ - 246€

Venice to Varenna by train

The train journey time between Venice and Varenna is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 336 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 36m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and Trenord, the Venice to Varenna train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Varenna Esino. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Varenna train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Venice to Varenna is to bus, which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Varenna is to drive which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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The distance between Venice and Varenna is 245 km. The road distance is 281.3 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs 27€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Venice to Varenna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Varenna is to train which takes 4h 26m and costs 27€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 27€ and takes 6h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Lecco station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 245.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

You can take a train from Venice to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 4h 26m. Alternatively, Makedonija Soobrakaj AD operates a bus from Mestre to Bergamo once a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 3800€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
270€ - 900€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome, Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 3100€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 3000€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 650€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Trenord
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lecco
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
15€ - 22€
Smart Low Cost
13€ - 19€
Smart Flex
28€ - 40€
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Mestre to Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ferry operators

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