How to get to Venice

You can get to Venice in many ways. In this page Love in Venice will suggest you how tho get to the city starting from your end point.

By airplane

Nearby Venice you find two airports. The first is Marco Polo airport. From this airport you can take:

  • Bus: line 5-Airbus, which stops at Piazzale Roma. It takes 20 minutes and the cost of the ticket is 3 euros. If you need to go to Mestre there you find the line 15.
  • Taxi: there are two types of taxi. Normal car taxi, which leads you to Piazzale Roma (around 40 euros) or water taxi, which leads you directly to Venice old town (around 60-70 euros).
  • Speedboat or ferry: the speedboat service from the airport to the Lagoon, is Alilaguna Line. The red one stops at Murano and Lido; the blue one stops at San Zaccaria, San Marco, Zattere, Giudecca, Cruise Terminal. The cost starts from 8 euros to 27 and luggage transport is included.

The second is Canova Airport, in Treviso. Connected to Venice by bus.

  • To Mestre: ATVO Bus Express Line
  • to Venice: ATVO Bus Express Line to Piazzale Roma

By train

The train is the easy way to get to the Lagoon. Venice train station is Santa Lucia. In the square just outside the station you find all ACTV ferry lines or water taxi.

If you prefer to sleep in Mestre, the train stops at Mestre train station. From Mestre to Venice, by train or by bus, it takes just 15 minutes. Mestre is a cheap solution compared to Venice old town.

By car

You find a lot of connections (normal roads or highways): A4 from Trieste or Torino, A27 from Belluno and A13 from Bologna; SS.309 Romea along Adriatic coast, SS.14 from Trieste, SS.13 from Treviso, SS.11 from Padova. The nearest point to get to Venice centre is Piazzale Roma where you find a lot of parking: Autorimessa Comunale, Garage S.Marco, Garage S.Andrea. At Piazzale Roma there are all ferry landings.

The less expensive solution is to park near Mestre train station and from there take the train to Venice Santa Lucia station, or by bus.


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