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The journey between these two cities spans much of Italy. It is possible to make the trip by train, plane and bus, with plane and train journey times being similar. Taking the train is the most convenient way of travelling between the two cities, as railway stations are conveniently located for both city centres. Crossing the country by bus is the slowest method of travel and can take 8 or more hours.
There are two Megabus departures a day from Venice which arrive in Rome approximately 8 hours later. Buses depart for this direct journey at around 9:45 a.m. and 9:45 p.m. seven days a week. Megabus departures in Venice are from the Venice Tronchetto, located near both Waterbus and People Mover Stations, giving quick connections to the rest of the city. Arrivals in Rome are at the Autostazione Tiburtina in Piazzale Mazzoni. This square is conveniently near both railway and metro stations for quick onward links.
Trenitalia Frecciargento and Italo high-speed trains make this direct journey in around 3.5 hours. Up to twenty trains a day leave Venezia Santa Lucia station between the hours of around 6:15 a.m. and just before 7:30 p.m. Trenitalia trains arrive at Roma Termini, with Italo trains arriving at Roma Tiburtina Station. The service is slightly less frequent at weekends. One slower Trenitalia train also departs Venice at just after midnight, with a journey time of over 6 hours.
Alitalia is the only airline offering direct flights between these two cities, with between four and six departures a day from Venezia Marco Polo Airport. Actual flight time to Roma Fiumicino is just over one hour but travellers should allow 3.5 hours in total for their journey, to cover airport transfers and security checks.