Verona Porta Nuova: See location map...

Verona Porta Nuova is the main railway station in Verona.  There's been a station here since 1852, the current station was built between 1946 & 1949 after allied bombing destroyed its predecessor.  It's an important junction, where the line from Austria and Germany through the Brenner Pass meets the east-west Milan-Venice main line and the line south to Bologna, Florence & Rome.  The city's other station, Verona Porta Vescovo, is a secondary station served by regional trains.

small bullet point  Which platform?

small bullet point  Ticket offices

small bullet point  Left luggage

small bullet point  A meal, coffee or beer before your train  

small bullet point  Taxi, bus or walking to the city centre

small bullet point  Hotels near the station

Verona Porta Nuova station facade

Station exterior.  Photo courtesy of DiscoverByRail.com.

Inside Verona Porta Nuova station

Inside the station, showing the Freccia Club lounge, Trenitalia ticket office and main departure boards. Photo courtesy of DiscoverByRail.com.

Verona Porta Nuova platform

Verona Porta Nuova platform 7, with a Frecciargento train...

Which platform for your train?  Changing trains here...

Verona Porta Nuova is a through station with 12 platforms.  Check the various departure screens around the station to see which platform your train will use.  A subway links all the platforms and the station's main hall, with stairs and lift or escalator up to each platform.

If you are changing here, it only takes a few minutes to get off one train, nip through the subway to another platform and board another train.

However, if you are interchanging between an ÖBB/DB EuroCity train and a Trenitalia train, you will have separate tickets for each train, not a through ticket, so I'd allow at least 45 minutes in case of delay.  About your rights if there's a delay.  There are plenty of places for a coffee or beer between trains!

Tip:  If you go to www.viaggiatreno.it/viaggiatrenonew on your smartphone and select Verona Porta Nuova you'll see the planned platform number for your train (except for Italo trains) even before it is announced on the station departure boards.  A good way to stay one step ahead!

Ticket offices...

In the main hall you'll find the Trenitalia ticket office (marked Biglietteria) and the separate Italo ticket office.  There's also a small separate DB/ÖBB ticket office selling tickets for the German/Austrian EuroCity trains to Innsbruck and Munich, and onward trains in Austria & Germany.

Luggage lockers & ATMs...

There is a staffed left luggage office at Verona Porta Nuova, at one end of the main hall, see the left luggage page for opening hours & prices.

First class lounge...

The Freccia Club lounge in the main hall is only for passengers either with a Trenitalia loyalty card plus 1st class ticket, or with a Trenitalia executive class ticket.

Food & drink...

There are several cafes, restaurants and a Burger King at the station.  You'll get a decent coffee, fresh orange juice and cakes from the cafe next to Burger King.  If you find a particularly good place to wait for a train, let me know!

Local transportTaxis, walking into town...

Taxis:  There are plenty of taxis available outside the station.

Buses:  Buses run from the bus stops right outside the station to Piazza Bra in the city centre in 6 minutes for around €1.50.  Bus lines 11, 12, 13, 51, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98 all make this run.  Download the Ticket Bus Verona app for iPhone or Android and buy a bus ticket good for 90 minutes on your smartphone.  The Verona transport operator website is www.atv.verona.it.

Walking:  It's a 21 minute 1.6 km walk from the station to the Piazza Bra and Verona's Roman amphitheatre, see walking map.  It's a 27 minute 2.1 km walk from the station to Juliet's house with her famous balcony (however dubious the actual historical Shakespearian connection!), see walking map.  Juliet's house website is casadigiulietta.comune.verona.it.

Sights & attractions...

Juliet's house & balcony, casadigiulietta.comune.verona.it.

Verona Arena, the Roman amphitheatre which hosts opera, www.arena.it.

Torre dei Lamberti, torredeilamberti.it - worth the climb for the view over Verona.

Hotels near the station...

If you're staying only briefly between trains, hotels near the station with good or great reviews include the Corte Merighi Rooms & Breakfast, Novo Hotel Rossi, Guesthouse Verona or (a little closer to the centre, but with fab reviews) the Relais Empire.

...and in the city centre...

For a longer stay, hotels in the city centre near the sights with great reviews include the Hotel Milano (near the amphitheatre), the Hotel Accademia (set in a historic building between the Amphitheatre and Juliet's house, once frequented by opera singer Maria Callas), or (if you want to push the boat out) the Palazzo Monga Boutique Guesthouse.


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