GoVenice.com will provide you all the information you need to reach Venice showing how to use public transportations in the historical centre and the best way to get there.
Venice is served by one big airport, the Marco Polo airport that connects the city with the major Italian and international cities and a smaller one, the Antonio Canova airport, located in the near city of Treviso.
Marco Polo airport is located outside the city but can easily be reached using public transportations or taxis. Public bus Line 5 of ACTV (it takes approximately half an hour) and ATVO buses link the airport with Piazzale Roma. Alternatively you can use a public water taxi service that touches different areas of Venice. The price is higher that using a common bus but it is very convenient if your accommodation is in the historical centre.
If you’ll fly with Ryan Air or Transavia you’ll land at the Antonio Canova airport located in the near city of Treviso. There is an eurobus service that connects this city to Piazzale Roma and Mestre railway station. These buses operate several times in a day in coincidence with flights.
The Venice Santa Lucia station is a modern building in the main city located in Santa Croce area. The station is convenient to the main tourist attractions reachable walking down Strada Nuova street or taking a water bus.
The station is well connected with the major European and Italian cities specially Rome, Venice, Munich, Zurich, Paris and Milan.
Outside Venice there is another important railway station called Venezia-Mestre. We suggest to check your train ticket attentively: if your train last stop is in this station you have to change in Venezia – Mestre and take another train or bus for Venice Santa Lucia station.
ACTV buses connect Venice to the surrounding areas such as Mestre and Chioggia, while ATVO buses operate all over the eastern Veneto. Tickets are available at the office in Piazzale Roma.
The access in Venice for all buses and minibuses is limited by a restricted traffic zone and allowed only to those being in possession of a VESTA pass.
Several companies provide also connections with the major cities in north and east Europe.
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Getting to Venice by car is easy since there are several motorways such as the A4 from Trieste and Turin, A27 from Belluno and A13 from Bologna, all of them clearly marked. Venice is well connected also to the state roads n°309 to the Adriatic coast, n°14 to Trieste, n°13 and n°11 respectively to Treviso and Padua.
The only road to Venice accessible by cars is the Ponte della Libertà, a 4 km long bridge. Be sure to observe the speed limits and never stop on it. Parking zones are located in Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto, the cost is high and the available places are not always sufficient for all visitors. For these reasons it is better to park in the mainland and reach Venice by bus or by train.
If you decide to go to Lido by your own vehicle you can use the ferry boat n° 17 from Tronchetto head to S. Nicolò. The cost depends on you car’s size and includes the driver ticket but you have to pay the regular fare for the passengers.