Transfer from Milan to Venice

Venice is a perfect storm of impressions: carnivals, floods, vast art and narrow streets. It seems that everything is mixed up in this city. In Venice you can visit St Mark's Square, St Mark's Basilica, St Mark’s bell tower, St Mark’s clock tower … well, you know.

So what are fast and comfortable ways to get from Milan to Venice?

  • Public transport: bus or train
  • Advantages: cheap and cheerful
  • Disadvantages: long, crowded, inconvenient for those who prefer travelling with a lot of luggage (just in case)
  • Transfer service or car rental
  • Advantages: fast, individual, luxurious
  • Disadvantages: costly

→ Milan - Venice bus

Price: from €10

Interval: 1 hour

Travel time: 4 hours

Operators: FlixBus, BusCenter

You can take FlixBus and BusCenter bus from the center of Milan to Venice.

With FlixBus it only takes 4 hours. The route starts at Milano Lampugnano station near Lampugnano M1 metro station and terminates at Tronchetto bus station in Venice. Operates almost around the clock.

With a BusCenter bus it takes 5 hours from Milan to Venice. The bus leaves Lampugnano station twice a day: at 9:00 and 16:00. The terminus is Tronchetto station.

Tickets can be purchased at the bus station ticket office or online on carriers web-sites.

Appropriate alternative for travelling alone, in a small group and light without small kids.

Tips: It’s not easy to find cheap accommodation in Venice. But there’s a smart move: book your hotel reservation in Meste. From here it will take you just 10-15 minutes by bus or train to get to the center of Venice.

→ Milan-Venice train

Price: from €20

Interval: 30 minutes

Travel time: 3 hours

Operators: Trenitalia, ItaloTreno

Trenitalia operates two types of trains between Milan and Venice:

  • High-speed Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca trains

Trains run from 6:45 until 20:45 with 30 minutes interval, departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Venice Central Station (Venezia Santa Lucia). Travel time: 2.5 hours.

  • Regional trains Regionale and Regionale Veloce with a change in Verona.

Trains run from 6:25 until 20:25 with 1 hour interval, departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Venice Central Station (Venezia Santa Lucia). Changing in Verona (Verona Porta Nuova) takes no more than 10 minutes. Travel time: 3.5 hours.

You can also take ItaloTreno high-speed train to Venice. Travel time: 2.5 hours. Departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Venice Central Station (Venezia Santa Lucia) every two hours from 7:35 until 20:35.

Tickets can be purchased online or from the station box offices.

Good choice for travelling alone or in a small group without a lot of luggage.

→ Transfer

Price: from €190

Interval: none

Travel time: 2 hours


Transfer from Milan to Venice is the best choice both for a tourist and big groups, families with children. You can book in advance. Waiting time is 15 minutes in the city.

For groups of 3 people and more you can book a van or minibus. Transfer price is fixed.

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→ Car rental in Milan

Price: from €17

Interval: none

Travel time: 2 hours

Operators: RentalCars, Avis, etc.

You can also drive a rented car in Milan to get to Venice. Book a rental car without a driver in advance or in the city. Basic insurance is included in the price. Your foreign passport, driver’s license and driving experience of at least 1 year are mandatory, as well as booking confirmation in case of online booking.

Familiarize yourself with local traffic rules. There are heavy traffic fines in Italy.