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How to Get from Milan to Venice

Milan and Venice are two of Italy’s most iconic cities. Milan is located in the country’s northwest region, while Venice lies to the east. The distance from Milan to Venice is approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers). Depending on your mode of transport, it can take 2-6 hours to get between these cities. In this article, we’ll look at all your transportation options to help you navigate this route in comfort and style.

The Best Way To Get From Milan to Venice: Join a Tour

Milan to Venice guided tour

If you want to make the most of your travel between these two cities, consider going on a tour that stops in both places. You’ll get expert recommendations of where to sightsee, eat, and stay, even on your way between these cities. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the hassles of renting a car, flying, or using public transport.

Tourist Italy has many incredible tours that take you to both these cities and other exciting parts of Italy. Our 10-day Italy tour package, for example, takes you from Milan to Venice and adds Tuscany and Rome to the itinerary.

For the winos or foodies, we have our 13 Day Italy Food & Wine Journey Tour Package which includes this route as well as some other must-see locations and hidden gems across the country. Taking you to all the food capitals of Italy, you’ll visit Venice, Milan, Tuscany, Florence, and Rome.

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Other Ways To Get From Milan to Venice

Milan to Venice train

By Bus

The bus is one of the most popular ways of getting from Milan to Venice. Several companies offer direct services at affordable prices. The journey usually takes around 4 hours but can take as long as 5-6 depending on traffic conditions and route. Buses depart from Milan’s Central Station (Stazione Centrale) multiple times throughout the day. Tickets cost between 10-30 Euros per person depending on which company you choose to travel with. It’s always a good idea to book your ticket online so that you don’t miss out on discounts or deals.

By Train

The Milan to Venice train is another great way of navigating this route. The Milan to Venice train time is around 3 hours, and tickets cost between 25-70 Euros, depending on the type of service you choose. Several direct trains from Venice to Milan or vice versa operate daily, some taking less time than the bus (2 hours). The train from Milan to Venice departs from Milan’s Central Station multiple times throughout the day and arrives at the central Venice Train Station. It’s best to plan your Venice to Milan train journey ahead to avoid unnecessary delays or disruptions.

By Car

If you’re looking to travel in the comfort of your car, then renting is the best option. Taxis are also available, but they can be expensive and unreliable. The drive from Milan to Venice takes 4-5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. If you decide to rent a car in Italy, you should do so through a reputable service to be sure of its quality and safety.

By Private Transfer

If you want to travel in style, why not book an Italy private transfer? Private transfers offer the most luxurious way of getting from Milan to Venice and can be pre-booked. They are available for small groups or individuals, with experienced drivers taking you directly from your starting point to your destination. Although slightly more expensive, it’s the perfect option if you’re looking for an efficient and stress-free journey. You can also book a private Italy tour with Tourist Italy for a quiet, comfortable, and informative trip.

By Water

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable way of doing this route, why not take the waterway? Several boat services offer trips between the two cities via the Adriatic Sea. The journey takes around 8 hours and offers a romantic cruise through some of Italy’s most stunning coastline. Tickets typically cost 40-60 Euros per person but can vary depending on the season.

The Best Way From Milan to Venice? The Tourist Italy Way!

While there are plenty of options when you travel from Milan to Venice, the ideal way is certainly via tour, especially with Tourist Italy.

With plenty of exciting Italy tour packages that take you between the cities, among other exciting destinations, there’s surely a tour that fits your needs. Alternatively, you can use our services for just one city – this Best of Venice Walking Tour or this Milan Full Day Small Group Tour should serve you well. Even if you’re not up for a tour, Tourist Italy has your back. We have Venice travel guides, Venice hotel recommendations, and Venice itineraries. If you’re based in Milan, we also have guides for getting from Milan to Rome, Milan to Verona, Milan to Lake Como, and Milan to Florence. Wherever you’re going, we promise we will make your trip memorable in whatever way we can.

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