Getting There


The best airport for Venice is Marco Polo Airport just 12km from the city. The Alilaguna fast ferry runs from the airport to near Piazza San Marco for €12. Otherwise ATVO run buses from the airport to Piazzale Roma via the Mestre train station. Buses run every 20 minutes and cost €3. Budget airlines fly into Treviso’s tiny airport, San Guiseppe Airport. ATVO also run a bus from here into Venice for €6


Train is a great way to get to Venice, even if you can’t afford the luxurious Orient Express. The main train station is Santa Lucia station but, depending on where you’ve come from you might end up at Mestre station. See Rail Europe for timetable information.

Getting Around


Walking through the streets of Venice is a pleasure as well as a convenient mode of transport.


The cities ferries are a common way of getting around Venice. The ACTV run the public transport in Venice. You can buy tickets from the ticket booth or on the boat, for a slightly higher price.


A beautiful, but not particularly cost-effective way of seeing Venice. The iconic gondolas are everywhere and you should haggle with the driver to get a good price. Don’t forget your camera.