Venice is on a major rail line served by local, regional, and high-speed trains and there are two train stations in Venice – “Venezia-Mestre” and “Venezia—Stazione Santa Lucia”.
The first station is in the suburbs of Venice, so it is best to stay on the train and arrive at Santa Lucia station. In case Mestre is the last stop of the train, you can always take a shuttle train that goes every few minutes shuttle trains leave for the 10-minute, 5-mile ride halfway across the lagoon into Venice.
There are many high-speed trains from other cities in Italy, the examples can be found below from:
- Verona: 70 min – 2.5 hr.
- Florence/Milan: 2.5 – 3.5 hr.
- Trieste: 2 – 3 hr.
- Rome: 4.5 – 7.5 hr
For train tickets and timetable please click here
As there are no cars allowed in the main island of Venice, parking can be quite an expensive option.
S. Giuliano is parking space in the suburb of Mestre, you can park for €5 a day and take a bus to Venice.
You can also drive all the way to Piazzale Roma (the closest parking space to the main island) and park at the official ASM Venezia ca park. The cost per day is around €24.
For more information and rates please click here
Most of the flights land at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport while the low-cost flights such as Ryanair will arrive at Treviso airport, which is about 60-minute drive from Venice.
If you arrive in Treviso it is best to take a bus directly to Piazzale Roma (You can find the information and timetable here).
The Marco Polo airport in Venice is very close to the city centre and it takes only 30 minutes to reach the city by express bus (Information and timetable can be found here)
You can also take a ferry or water taxi from the airport, but this service is slower and more expensive than going by land.
The service is served by Alilaguna and you can find all information and prices here
HOW TO GET TO LIDO (CONGRESS VENUE)
From Piazza San Marco:
The only way to reach Lido is to take “Vaporetto” (public boat transport service – ACTV).
There is a boat leaving every 6 minutes and it is served by several lines – 1, 52, LN, 2.
The trip is 12 minutes long.
From Marco Polo Airport of Venice:
You can reach Lido directly with Alilaguna public boat service from Marco Polo Airport The boats leave every half an hour and you can find all the information and schedule here.
The cost of one way ticket is 13,00 € and the trip will take you about 50 minutes. The tickets can be purchased at the boat terminal.