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

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Train  •  3h 41m

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

24€ - 145€

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Bus, line 415 bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Bergamo, Bergamo 406
  2. Take the line 415 bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Lecco 415

22€ - 30€

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Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Venice to Varenna 284.1 km

35€ - 60€

Fly Venice to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 38m

  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

62€ - 354€

Fly Venice to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 46m

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

97€ - 293€

Train to Trieste, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 41m

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

48€ - 269€

Shuttle  •  6h 53m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Venice to Bergamo

42€ - 344€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Varenna is to bus and line 415 bus which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Varenna is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 8m.

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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 3h 41m.

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The distance between Venice and Varenna is 245 km. The road distance is 284.1 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs 24€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m 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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The best way to get from Venice to Varenna is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs 24€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 415 bus, which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 6h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m 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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Map of how to get from Venice to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 245.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

You can take a train from Venice to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 3h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Varenna via Stazione MESTRE FS C4, Venice, Venice Mestre, Bergamo, Bergamo, Lecco, and Lecco in around 6h 26m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1700€
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 1200€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 2100€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 1700€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1800€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 3800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
200€ - 1600€
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 850€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350€ - 1700€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 2700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 280€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
200€ - 750€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1100€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
60€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
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 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
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 Mestre to Bergamo, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Lecco
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
11€ - 15€
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Varenna is 284 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Venice to Varenna.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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