VENICE BY TRAIN
Arriving into Venice by train is surely both
cheaper and easy as the train station is located in the
City. Venice train station is called Santa Lucia,
as you get out you find the stops of
the main "vaporetto" (public waterbus transportation) lines managed by Actv, (if you wish to go to St. Mark's Square
by vaporetto, take line 1 or 2).
In the website of Ferrovie dello Stato
is possible to check out the train timetable, for further information:
tel. 041 892021 (in Italy only). For information on train fares and reservations, please call tel. +39 041 785670.
Before to get into Venice every train stops at Mestre
train station (called Venezia-Mestre). A Regional train
stops at the small stop "Porto Marghera" as well; then,
after crossing the long bridge "ponte ferroviario" that links
the mainland to the City, the
train gets to Venice train station: Venezia Santa Lucia.
In case you have heavy luggage, we suggest you to go
towards the beginning of track #1, you'll find an
exit with a long inclined plane, in this way you'll
avoid to carry with difficulty your luggage down the
A left-luggage office (baggage room) is available beside
of track 1, opening hours: 6am-11,00pm. The price per piece is 5.00 euros for the first five hours.
Rate for seven following hours: 0.70 per hour. From the thirteenth hour the cost
is 0.30 per hour. For information,
tel. +39 041 785531. For the lost property office (lost and found),
please contact: ph. +39 041 785238.
The tourist office at the Venice train station is located
near the main exit. It's open daily 8am to 6,30pm, (phone +39 041 5298711).
Train ticket offices have following opening hours: 5,50am-9,00pm.
Moreover are available many automatic ticket machines. In order
to buy train kilometrical distance tickets to Mestre (EUR 1,20),
Treviso (EUR 2,85), Padua (EUR 3,55); Vicenza (EUR 5,20) and
Verona (euros 7,50), we suggest you to buy these at the tobacconist
located in the entrance. In this way you could
avoid sometimes long queues and long waits.
As you get out from the train station you can see immediately the Grand Canal, the
nice Ponte (bridge) degli Scalzi and San Simeon Piccolo
Church (neoclassic style) with its huge dome.
In order to go both to Rialto Bridge or to St. Mark's on
foot, you have to turn left down Lista di Spagna and
simply follow the landmarks towards downtown. Usually it's a 30
minute walk, but above all during the special events, like
Carnival, the times to cover the distance are longer
because of the great mass of people that slows down the
VENICE BY AIRPLANE - VENICE AIRPORT
The closest airport to Venice is "Marco Polo", located in Tessera (VE).
Another airport close to the City is "Canova", near Treviso (Sant'Angelo).
Venice - International Airport Marco Polo
For further information about flights: phone +39 041 2609260.
The left-luggage office in the airport is located on ground floor
and has following opening hours: 5am-9pm, all week. The price per
piece is 4,50 euros every 24 hours. Phone +39 041 2605043.
The "Lost and found" office is open 9am-7pm, ph. +39 041 2609222.
In order to get to Venice from this airport, approximately 12
Km. far from the City, you can choose among different
means of transportation, the most convenient are obviously
Alilaguna lines: Rossa, Blu, Oro,
Arancio and Gialla (public waterbus transporation) from the Airport to Venice - main
stops like Fondamente Nove, San Marco, Lido etc.. Alilaguna stop is located
at about a 5 minute walk from the airport. We suggest
you, in case you have heavy luggage, to carry it by
the free trolley carts available just outside the Airport arrival
hall. Furthermore we recommend you to buy your tickets for
Alilaguna rides in the ticket office located
just in front of the stop or you'll pay an
additional 1 euro on rack fare.
from Airport to Venice-Piazzale Roma, one ticket costs 3,
(more comfortable, seats only, luggage transportation for free).
line 5 from Airport to Venice-Piazzale Roma, the fare is 2 euros,
(many stops and sometimes crowded).
It's possible to get from the Airport to Venice by
car taxi as well, phone +39 041 5237774 (approximately 27,00
, 20-minute ride), or by waterbus taxi, (approximately 90,00 , 30-40 minutes).
The airport to ensure safe the phases of landing and take-off
has been provided with a service of falconry to be used
in the case were present some flights of birds inside the area.
There is a car parking available just outside the
airport: "Marco Polo Park", for info, phone +39 041 5415913.
In order to go from Venice airport to Mestre train station
(Venezia-Mestre) can be taken a bus of the company Atvo.
Treviso - Treviso Airport
Treviso airport (for further information: phone +39 0422 315111),
is approximately 30 Km. (19 miles) far from the City, the most
convenient mean of transportation to Venice-Piazzale Roma is the Atvo bus (1 hour ride). Ryan Air, Transavia and Sky Europe: these companies have offices
available in the airport. Arriving by plane in Treviso and then reach Venice
represents a cheaper solution, even if slightly uncomfortable (due to the distance).
If your plane will arrive in late evening, you should remember that the rides of "vaporetti"
in Venice after 11pm are considerably reduced, and this may cause inconvenience to reach your hotel.
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