Where can I find train schedules and fares for trains from Rome to Venice?
I was supposed to stay in Rome for 7 days....but now I'm thinking of cutting it down to 5 days and taking a 2 day trip to Venice...I didn't want to come as far as Rome and miss Venice...
is this a good idea?
Depending on how much travel time you allow it is fairly easy to travel from Rome to Venice however if you dont want to spend too much time travelling it may be easier just to focus on Rome and to save Venice for another trip - up to you of course
You can find all of italy's train schedules and fares on the Trenitalia website - www.trenitalia.it.
Rome to Venice by train is around a 4 and 1/2 to 5 amd 1/2 hour journey and trains run approximately once an hour from 7am to 11pm - it costs using a standard fare €67 for 1st class and €45 for 2nd class.
Hope this helps,
If you watch the Trenitalia web-site carefully you will be able to buy 1st class from Rome to Venice for 29 Euro. They only offer a few seats and they are usually gone within a few hours. They generally show up about 60 days ahead. You can pay with a credit card, get a res. # and give that # to the conducter on the train. It's that simple.
Rome to Venice is approximately 4.5 hours, according to the type of train you choose.
Yopu can get all information on schedules and fares on www.italiarail.com.
Rome to Florence is on the way and it is a 1.5 hrs ride. You may want to get an early train, stop in Florence for a day, even if not enough you can still enjoy a walk in this beautiful city, and then get an evening train to Venice. 4.5 hrs by train will anyway take most of the daylight time in december, so why not stopping in Florence for a walk?
I live near Venice and used to live in London.
I suggest you spend your time in Rome on this occasion.
Venice is very beautiful and well worth the visit but you can get there so easily now that you will ruin one trip (to Rome) unecessarily.
Ryanair is showing flights from London to Venice (Treviso) fro under £10 just now.
Stick with Rome and book a new visit to come and see Venice