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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Rj

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Ec832 / ...

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Night train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Nj

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Venice to Villach 248 km

Venice to Villach by train

15 Weekly Trains
3h 15m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Austria from Italy

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Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Villach is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Villach is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Villach is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, returning to Italy from Austria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Villach is to bus which costs €14 - €26 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Villach is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Villach Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Villach Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Venice and Villach is 176 km. The road distance is 248 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Villach without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €30 - €55.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf takes 3h 15m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Venice to Villach bus services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Venice to Villach train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Villach is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €30 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €26 and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Villach.
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  • Distance: 175.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Villach, Austria?

Railjet operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €55 and the journey takes 3h 15m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a bus from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf twice daily, and the journey takes 3h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Railjet
Bus 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
Bus from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Austrian Railways
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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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Villach Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Venice to Villach bus services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Venice to Villach train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Villach is 248 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Venice to Villach.

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