Train The very convenient Venice Santa Lucia train station is perhaps the most common point of entry for visitors. Train will leave you just outside a Bridge and depending on your destination you may have to walk or take a Water Bus “Vaporetto” as are called locally. Walking is extremely pleasant, maximum distance may be 40-50 minutes; it become less nice if you have trolleys with you with all bridges steps etc. So may consider continuing your trip by a water bus (Vaporetto That will take as close as possible to your accommodation. In this site we made a page to help you find an easy to reach Accommodation.
A way to start your trip to Venice in style can be with the Orient Express with trips leaving from London and Paris. Costs are similar to a cruise. Orient Express Belmond Train
Travel from London or Paris in Style “Orient Express” with Railbookers
To book a train from Italy head to Trenitalia