A high-speed train service between Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and Venice Mestre was launched on December 14, as part of a 3-billion-euro project aimed at bringing high-speed rail to the airports of Fiumicino, Milan’s Malpensa and Venice.
The line currently operating travels both ways between Fiumicino Airport and Venice Mestre, with stops at the train stations of Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Bologna Centrale, Padova and Venezia Mestre. The train model used is the Frecciargento, not as fast as the Frecciarossa, which travels on different tracks.
The trains leave Fiumicino at 11.08 and 15.08, and depart from Venice at 05.40 and 09.25.
The project will allow travelers to arrive directly at Italy’s major airports without the need of getting off a train and look for another connection, either a local train or bus service.
It will take 2 hours and 14 minutes to reach Florence, 2 hours and 59 minutes to reach Bologna, 3 hours and 57 minutes to reach Padua and 4 hours and 12 minutes to get to Venice Mestre.
The only train service connecting Fiumicino with Rome’s Termini train station before the Frecciargento was the Leonardo Express, which has recently increased the number of connections to 88 per day, with the train departing every 15 minutes during peak hours.