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Vienna to Venice train trip

To do something different and more ethical than the city trips I usually do by plane, two friends and I decided to take a Vienna to Venice train.

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by elinnedAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeAustria, Italy4 days / July 2022

Highs & Lows

Travelling by train in these two amazing important cities

Since they are important cities (Vienna is the capital — Venise is extremely touristic), they are also expensive and crowded

Itinerary Overview

Traveling by train is, in my opinion, the best way to travel because you go on roads taken by no one else, which allows you to feel totally out of place and admire dream landscapes in peace, lulled by the gentle  regular movement of wagons sliding on the rails. To do this, we opted for the Interrail pass. It allows young people under the age of 27 residing in Europe to travel at a lower cost in Europe for a certain period of time.

We started from Brussels South Railway Station in a train to Germany. It stops in Köln instead of Frankfurt, but we still end up arriving at our first destination: the city of Klimt, Vienna. It is super pretty because all the buildings are bright white and preserved in perfect condition. We stay only three days before taking a night train to the City of the Doges, the city on the water, Venice. It's so amazing to wake up the next morning in this city straight out of a romantic movie. We are only staying two days here so we have to make the most of it!

  • 3 Nights: Vienna
    Classicisme
  • 1 Night: Venice
    Romantisme

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    More days in Venice even if too much is not a good idea either since it is very crowded and quite exhausting and expensive

  • How was the food?

    Vienna : Café Central and its amazing architecture

  • Transportation Tips?

    Absolutely try the vaporettos, the public transportation in Venice which is obviously on the water (boats). They navigate in Venice itself and to the other islands nearby.

Lodging

  • Airbnb : Wiedner Hauptstraße 123a, Vienne, Wien 1050, Austria It was not good at all, not well furnished, not a good location and quite expansive. I do not recommend.

  • Booking.com « Archie’s House » : Cannaregio 1814b, 30121, Venise It was AMAZING : I highly recommend ! 10 minutes by walking from the station and from the city center, very cheap for the city and amazing host, very comfortable and spacious also.