Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Jo Fitzsimons
Italy’s Prosecco wine region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just an hour north of Venice. The region is concentrated between the hilltop towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Those towns also mark the beginning and end of the famous Prosecco Road (La Strada del Prosecco).
Our wine-tasting tours start and finish in the Prosecco region. Here’s how to get to the region by air, train, car, and bus.
Meeting your tour guide: Don’t worry. When you book a Prosecco tour with us, we can pick you up (extra fee). Or, if you want to reach us by train (which is super easy and cheaper), we’ll send you specific instructions for which train to catch to meet your tour.
The two closest airports for the Prosecco region are Treviso Airport and Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Treviso Airport (Airport Code: TSF) is the closest airport to the Prosecco region located 31.6 km / 19.6 miles from Conegliano by road. On a map, Treviso is approximately halfway between Venice and the Prosecco Region making it an excellent option for your flight if you don’t plan to visit Venice.
Treviso has direct flights to 24 countries, mostly within Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal. You cannot fly directly to Treviso from the USA, Canada, or Australia. The two airlines that fly to Treviso are the budget airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air.
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport (Airport Code: VCE) is located 52.5 km / 32.6 miles from Conegliano and is the best large international airport for reaching the Prosecco region. You can fly to Venice directly from around 40 countries including from the United States.
Search for flights: I book all my flights through Skyscanner. I recomment doing a very broad search e.g. ‘Venice All Airports’ and using flexible dates to explore the cheapest prices and best routes.
How To Get There By Car
There are only canals, no roads, on the main Venice island (home to St Mark’s Square). Piazzale Roma on the edge of Venice is the only places where cars can pick-up and drop off. From Piazzale Roma, you can connect to the mainland via a bridge.
From Marco Polo Airport, car is the fastest and simplest way to get to the Prosecco Region. The distance to Conegliano is 52.5 km / 32.6 miles and takes around 40 – 50 minutes depending on traffic. The route includes a toll roll.
From Venice, the distance from Piazzale Roma to Conegliano by car is 63.6 km / 39.5 miles and takes around 60 minutes via the toll road. Note: taking the train from Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station can be just as quick and cheaper (details below).
From Treviso – Treviso airport is 31.6 km / 19.6 miles from Conegliano by road. The drive is around 30 minutes via the toll road.
Here are your best options for travelling to the Prosecco region by car.
Book a Prosecco Tour with A Transfer
If you book a Prosecco Tour with us, you can add a transfer to your booking. The most popular pick-up points are Marco Polo Airport, Piazzale Roma in Venice, Mestre, or Treviso (hotel or airport). You can book one way or return, prices below. We can provide a quote if you would like a transfer from another destination e.g. cruise terminals or Trieste. Find out more: Prosecco Tours.
|Venice (Piazzale Roma)
|Venice Marco Polo Airport
|Local Pick-Up (in Prosecco Region)
|Free with booked tours
|Free with booked tours
Even if you don’t book a Prosecco tour with us, we offer airport transfers. These are subject to availability during the summer season when most of our guides are busy running wine-tasting tours. Prices are above. Contact us to check availability and to book (we usually reply within a few hours).
Car Rental & Self-Drive
You can rent a car at:
- Venice Marco Polo Airport
- Piazzale Roma in Venice
- Treviso (airport or centre)
In all of these locations, there is a good choice of big brand car rental companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. It’s better to book your rental online in advance to ensure availability. I usually book with RentalCars which is a good site for comparing prices, checking availability and booking online.
Tip: You don’t need a car during your stay in Venice (there’s nowhere to drive!) — I recommend booking your rental for the day you plan to leave the city and pick up your car in Piazzale Roma. Otherwise, if you’d like to have a car during your time in the Prosecco region, you can catch the train to Conegliano then hire a car there.
Taxis and private transfers cost around €160 – €180 one way from Piazzale Roma in Venice to the Prosecco Region. By comparison, our private transfers cost €110 one-way from Piazzale Roma and just €70 from Treviso. You can add a transfer when you book a tour.
There is no Uber in Italy: Uber has had a challenging experience in Italy. In Spring 2017, they were banned (due to competition issues). That ban was later lifted but Uber only has any real presence in Rome and Milan. Years later (re-checked 2024), the situation hasn’t changed and isn’t expected to change any time soon. Likewise, Lyft does not operate in Italy.
How To Get There By Train
There is a direct train route that runs from the Venice area to Conegliano in the Prosecco region with stops at Mestre, Venice, and Treviso along the way. There are no trains further within the region, e.g. to Valdobbiadene.
Many of our customers travel to us from the main train station in Venice – Venezia Santa Lucia. The train takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour 06 minutes, depending on the train. The route is direct so you don’t have to change trains. Standard tickets cost €6.35 per person, one-way (updated 2024). There are 3 to 4 trains per hour, depending on the time of day.
Tip: Venezia Santa Lucia train station and Piazzale Roma are very close together making car and train equally good transport options from Venice.
How to get to Venice train station from your hotel
Depending on where you’re based in Venice, you might be able to walk to the train station. I usually stay in the Canareggio district which is an easy walk to the station.
If you’re not within walking distance or staying on one of the outlying islands (e.g. Giudecca, Murano, Burano, Lido), you have to take a Vaporetto water bus to reach the station. The closest Vaporetto stop to Venezia Santa Lucia train station is Ferrovia, which is next door to the station. Journey times vary depending on the Vaporetto line and location of your hotel, but as an indication, it takes about 20 minutes from Rialto Vaporetto stop to Ferrovia. Vaporettos arrive every 5-10 minutes.
Buying Vaporetto Tickets – Venezia Unica City Pass (Updated 2024): The cost for a one-way Vaporetto ride in Venice is €9.50. If you plan to travel by Vaporetto, I recommend getting a Venezia Unica City Pass. A one-pass is €25. The pass itself is free then you can load it with a choice of activities from transport passes to museum entry. ACTV is the Venice Public Transport Company that runs the Vaporetto and they recommend using their app to buy your Unica Pass. I tried the app (again in 2024) and it’s still frustratingly difficult to use. It’s better to go directly to Venezia Unica. For an even easier booking experience at the same price, book a Unica Pass with Get Your Guide.
From Venice Marco Polo Airport
There isn’t a train station at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The nearest station is Venezia Mestre, which is 8 km / 5 miles away. The train from Mestre to Conegliano takes 37 to 52 minutes depending on the train you catch. The price is €5.65 per person one-way.
To get to Mestre train station from Marco Polo airport, you have to take a bus or taxi.
By Taxi: takes about 15 minutes and costs around €40-50. There is no Uber in Venice.
By Bus: You can book a direct bus from the Airport to Mestre Train Station. There are two buses an hour and the journey takes around 20 minutes. A one-way ticket costs €10 per person.
Treviso Centrale train station is located in the centre of Treviso 4.7 km (2.9 miles) from the airport. The train to Conegliano takes 17 to 27 minutes depending on the train time. A one-way ticket costs €3.90 per person.
To get to Treviso Central train station from Treviso Airport you have to take a bus or taxi.
By Taxi: Taxis to the station from the airport take around 10-15 minutes and cost around €20.
By Bus: Bus lines 101, 6, A, and S060 go to the train station from the airport. The journey takes around 7 – 23 minutes. Due to the number of bus routes, there is typically a bus every 15 minutes. Check timetables with Mobilita Di Marca and Bus Italia. Or see live departures on Google Maps.
Tips For Taking The Train
Taking the train to the Prosecco region is a great option. It’s fast, direct, affordable, reliable, and is likely to be as quick, if not quicker, than driving.
The Train Route to Conegliano
The main stops of interest if you’re going to the Prosecco region by train are:
- Venezia Santa Lucia (Train station in Venice)
- Venezia Mestre (Closest station to Venice Airport)
- Treviso Centrale (Station in Treviso)
- Conegliano (Station for the start of the Prosecco Road)
Train types – Regional and Regional Fast
There are different train types in Italy including:
- fast trains – Frecciargento and Frecciarossa, FR
- regional fast trains – Regionale Veloce, RV
- regional slow trains – Regionale, R
The Regionale Veloce trains are faster than the Regionale trains because they stop at fewer stations. Both trains are the same price. The Frecciargento and Frecciarossa are typically much faster and cost more. They are also less frequent e.g. one train an hour, and may not stop at the regional station that you need. Check the train stops before you book or jump onboard.
You might need a regional train if you’re taking a tour with us. Depending on the wineries we choose for you, some of our tours start at one of the regional stations e.g. Susegana, so you will need to take a regional rather than a fast train. Don’t worry. Your guide will send you details of the exact train time you need to catch, and which station you need to travel to. Your guide will meet you at the train station, usually on the platform.
Train doors aren’t automatic
Italy’s train doors don’t open automatically. When your train stops at the station, don’t forget to push the button to open the door. Otherwise, you’ll sail out of the station. While it’s a quick journey to the next stop by train, if you’re meeting a guide, it can take them around 20 minutes to reach you at the next station by road. Don’t worry – they will come and get you if you get it wrong, but I’m sure you’d prefer to be in a winery tasting Prosecco than waiting at the train station.
Checking and booking train tickets
The official train company is TrenItalia where you can book tickets online. You can also use Trainline for checking train times and booking online. Trainline is easier to use, has great live departure information, and gives you a scannable mobile ticket. You do pay a small fee (around 50 cents) but you can pay in your home currency which may save you an international bank charge.
Tip: don’t forget to search for the destination names in Italian i.e. it’s Venezia, not Venice!
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Do you need to book in advance?
I usually buy my ticket on the day. There are plenty of self-serve ticket machines at the train station – click on the English Language flag to change the language. Just give yourself extra time for queues at peak travel hours. An extra 10-15 minutes should do it. Otherwise, you can book online (see above).
Remember to validate your ticket
As in many parts of Europe, you need to validate your paper ticket before travel. There are machines around the station – just insert your ticket and make sure you hear the clunk that prints an electronic validation code onto your ticket. If you have an E-ticket, you have to validate i.e. activate it in your app on the day of travel (just press the button in the app). Validating/activating tickets is important in Italy. You can get a fine if you don’t do it.
That’s everything you need to know for getting to the Prosecco Region. Contact me (Jo) if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon!