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

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Train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re_8

$34 - $83

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Bus, ferry  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Como 417
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna Sr 114 / ...

$27 - $43

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Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Varenna 176.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Venice to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$113 - $309

Fly Venice to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 28 min

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

$130 - $418

Train to Trieste, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Trieste Aeroporto
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$97 - $245

Shuttle  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice to Bergamo

$49 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Varenna is to bus and ferry which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Varenna is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 7 min.

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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 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Venice and Varenna is 245 km. The road distance is 282.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 29€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Venice to Varenna, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Varenna is 283 km. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Venice to Varenna.

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  • Distance: 153.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Venice to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 27 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $4,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,600
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
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 Trieste Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Como
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Air France and 10 other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 3107+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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