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VENICE TRAVEL

You can travel to Venice by air
, by train, by car or coach and since the city lies on a lagoon you can even come here by ship.
So, getting here is fairly easy.
All you need to do is choose the type of transport that is most suitable for you.


TRAVEL TO VENICE BY AIR

Many airlines operate flights to Venice, so you shouldn't have a problem to choose one.
You will land at Marco Polo Venice Airport , one of the most important in Italy. The terminal roughly 20 kilometres from the city. (Venice airport site
)


FROM MARCO POLO AIRPORT TO VENICE CENTER

You can choose different ways to get to the city centre, by water taxi, by "vaporetto" (a motorboat bus), by taxi or by bus.
By water taxi
is the quickest way but also the more expensive. It cost about 100 euro to transfer from airport to centre city for up to 5 passengers. You can also book your ticket online, before to depart from home.  (go to booking page)

TIP: Purchase a Return ticket to and from the airport and save 10%  

Otherwise, you can use the direct public transportation service from Venice's Marco Polo Airport to all the main areas of Venice and its port via sea. Alilaguna is the more comfortable and fastest way to reach the Historic Centre of Venice. As the previous option you can buy online the ticket (go to Alilaguna official site)

To reach Venice-Piazzale Roma square from the Marco Polo airport, and viceversa, use:

ACTV Bus n° 5  From the Airport M. Polo to Venice -  From Venice to the Airport M. Polo  
See time table below or visit www.actv.it

ACTV Bus n° 4/  From the Airport M. Polo to Venice  -  From Venice to the Airport M. Polo  

weekdays and Saturdays:  22.07 - 23.07 - 23.47  20.35 - 21.35 - 22.35  
Sundays and public holidays:    

ATVO Venezia Air Terminal  From the Airport M. Polo to Venice  - From Venice to the Airport M. Polo

weekdays and Saturdays:  08.20 - 08.51 - 09.10 - 09.40 - 10.20
from 10.20 to 12.50 at 20 - 50 minutes
13.00
from 13.20 to 19.20 at 20 - 50 minutes
20.00 - 20.40 - 21.05 - 21.30 - 22.10 - 22.50 - 23.30 - 00.10  05.00 - 05.50
from 05.50 to 07.50 at 50 minutes
08.40 - 09.20 - 10.00 - 10.20
from 10.20 to 18.50 at 20 - 50 minutes
19.35 - 20.20 - 20.40  
Sundays and public holidays:  08.20 - 08.51 - 09.10 - 09.40 - 10.20
from 10.20 to 12.50 at 20 - 50 minutes
13.00 (dal 16/06/2005 al 31/08/2005)
from 13.20 to 19.20 at 20 - 50 minutes
20.00 - 20.40 - 21.05 - 21.30 - 22.10 - 22.50 - 23.30 - 00.10  05.00 - 05.50
from 05.50 to 07.50 at 50 minutes
08.40 - 09.20 - 10.00 - 10.20
from 10.20 to 18.50 at 20 - 50 minutes
19.35 - 20.20 - 20.40  

The time tables are indicative.
You can buy tickets from the ACTV and ATVO stand in the arrivals lounge from 8.00 to 24.00.
You can also buy the ATVO tickets on board.
ACTV Information Office: Tel. 041 24 24   
ATVO Information Office: Tel. 0421 59 44


BUS TO MESTRE - MESTRE RAILWAY STATION

From the airport Marco Polo you can reach the center of Mestre and  FFSS station of Mestre using:

ACTV n° 15  From the Airport M. Polo to Marghera  From Marghera to the Airport M. Polo  
weekdays and Saturdays:  05.27 - 06.07
from 06.07 to 20.37 at 07 - 37minutes
21.27 (capolinea Stazione di Mestre)  05.20 - 06.00
from 06.00 to 20.30 at 00 - 30 minutes  
Sundays and public holidays:  from 07.05 to 21.05 at 05 minutes  from 07.00 to 21.00 at 00 minutes  


ATVO Navetta Flybus  From the Airport M. Polo to the Mestre railway station  From Mestre railway station to the the Airport M. Polo  

weekdays and Saturdays:  06.06 - 07.21 - 07.51 - 08.06 - 08.24 - 08.56 - 08.59 - 08.59 - 09.21 - 09.51 - 10.21 - 10.54 - 10.56 - 11.29 - 11.51 - 11.56 - 12.15 - 12.40 - 12.56 - 12.59 - 13.21 - 13.59 - 14.21 - 14.24 - 14.54 - 15.05 - 15.21 - 15.24 - 15.51 - 16.21 - 16.36 - 16.54 - 17.21 - 17.59 - 18.21 - 18.56 - 19.04 - 19.21 - 19.56 - 20.21 - 20.24 - 20.56 - 21.21 - 21.56 - 22.50 - 22.56 - 23.30 - 23.56 - 00.10  05.10 - 06.20 - 06.55 - 07.00 - 07.10 - 07.45 - 08.00 - 08.15 - 08.20 - 08.50 - 09.05 - 09.30 - 09.40 - 09.55 - 10.20 - 10.40 - 10.55 - 11.20 - 11.40 - 11.50 - 11.55 - 12.25 - 12.30 - 12.55 - 13.40 - 13.55 - 14.10 - 14.25 - 14.40 - 15.25 - 15.40 - 16.00 - 16.20 - 16.40 - 17.20 - 17.35 - 17.55 - 18.20 - 18.35 - 18.55 - 19.20 - 19.25 - 19.55 - 20.00 - 20.25 - 20.55 - 21.15 - 21.55 - 22.55 - 23.55  
Sundays and public holidays:  06.06 - 07.29 - 07.51 - 08.06 - 08.24 - 08.56 - 08.59 - 08.59 - 09.21 - 09.51 - 10.21 - 10.54 - 10.56 - 11.29 - 11.51 - 11.56 - 12.15 - 12.40 - 12.56 - 12.59 - 13.21 - 13.59 - 14.21 - 14.24 - 14.54 - 15.21 - 15.51 - 16.21 - 16.36 - 16.54 - 17.21 - 17.59 - 18.21 - 18.56 - 19.04 - 19.21 - 19.56 - 20.21 - 20.24 - 20.56 - 21.21 - 21.56 - 22.50 - 22.56 - 23.30 - 23.56 - 00.10  05.10 - 06.20 - 06.55 - 07.00 - 07.10 - 07.45 - 08.00 - 08.15 - 08.35 - 08.50 - 09.05 - 09.40 - 09.55 - 10.20 - 10.40 - 10.55 - 11.20 - 11.40 - 11.55 - 12.25 - 12.30 - 12.55 - 13.40 - 13.55 - 14.10 - 14.25 - 14.40 - 15.25 - 15.40 - 16.00 - 16.20 - 16.40 - 16.50 - 17.20 - 17.35 - 17.45 - 17.55 - 18.20 - 18.35 - 18.45 - 18.55 - 19.20 - 19.40 - 19.55 - 20.00 - 20.25 - 20.55 - 21.15 - 21.55 - 22.55 - 23.55  

The times are indicative.
You can buy tickets from the ACTV and ATVO stand in the arrivals lounge from 8.00 to 24.00.
You can also buy the ATVO tickets on board.
ACTV Information Office: Tel. 041.2722111
ATVO Information Office: Tel. 0421 383672


TRAVEL BY TRAIN

When we arrive in Venice, as the town is divided into two parts, one insular and another on the mainland
we are always faced with two options.
The first to arrive in Venice by train directly to the station of Saint Lucia, the second get off at Mestre.
It depends on where you intend to stay.
From the Saint Lucia station we can take a water taxi or a vaporetto (public motorboat ACTV) or go on foot to get     our accommodation in the historic center of Venice.
From Venezia-Mestre railway station we will take a taxi or ACTV bus to reach our lodging (see ACTV time table)



TRAVEL BY CAR

To get to Venice by car you must take the A57 highway that is divided from the main highway A4 Milan-Trieste.

If you want come by car I suggest you leave your car in one of the P+R parking places (if you aren't staying in a hotel with a car park inside) and use public transportation for travelling to Venice.
Recall that within the city of Venice has banned the transit of any vehicle, including bicycles.
Parking can be found around  Piazzale Roma, and the island of Tronchetto
Be aware that on the busiest tourist days car parks in the city are often full, and it's better to look for parking outside Venice, for example in Mestre.
Here you can find some informations about the most important car parks in the area.

GARAGE SAN MARCO  
Piazzale Roma
30 euro/day

CITY PARK GARAGE
Piazzale Roma
24-28 2uro/day

TRONCHETTO
Tronchetto Island
21 euro/day
(distance from Piazzale Roma 20 mn by walk/ 3 mn by People Mover 1 euro/trip )

CAR PARKS in Mestre

PARCHEGGIO GREGORY
in front of railway station
Piazzale della Stazione, 23





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