The single water bus fare is € 5.00 for one journey on the Venice network, excluding the
Alilaguna, Fusina and Clodia lines.
Single tickets can also be bought on board. In this case, however, it
must be requested from the attendant on boarding.
The fare for a shuttle journey from one stop to the next one across the Grand Canal, or on the section between Lido and S. Elena, or S. Giorgio and S. Zaccaria, is € 2.00.
Other special travel cards are available allowing unlimited use of all
water bus lines (excluding the Alilaguna, Fusina and Clodia services) and
on the buses in Mestre and Lido.
These cards entitle passengers to carry one item of luggage with them:
- One-day Travel Card for € 12.00, valid from 24 hors from the time
- Three-day Travel Card for € 25,00 with a 72-hour validity from
the time of stamping.
- "3-day Young Persons'" Travel Card for € 15,00 with a
validity of 72 hours from the day and time of stamping. It is issued only
upon presentation of the Rolling Venice Card issued by the Venice City
Conference Card: it is valid from to 8 days.
The Card can be booked at the Venice office of Ve.La for €
10.50 for the first day, for € 15,00 for two days, € 19.50
for three days, 3,00 for each day thereafter.
From the historic
Once you are in the
historic center of Venice, the island of San Servolo can be reached
either by public transportation (there are hourly boats running to and
from the island from in front of the Londra Palace Hotel) or by private
taxi. Taxis can cost from € 30 to € 75 one way. The public
boats n. 20 to San Servolo leave from San Marco in front of the Londra
Palace Hotel, Riva degli Schiavoni.
> Alilaguna waterbus service:
this company offers a service that goes from the airport to Murano, the Lido, the Arsenale with a final
stop at San Marco. Tickets can be purchased in the arrival hall of the
airport or directly on board. Boats leave hourly. Take shuttle bus from
terminal to dock.
> ATVO buses: these blue buses run hourly from the airport to
Piazzale Roma and they leave from in front of the entrance of the
departure hall. Tickets can be purchased at the ATVO stand in the arrival
hall or directly on board. The service runs from 9.00 to 24.00 and takes
about 20 minutes to reach Venice. Timetable
> ACTV Public bus n. 5: these
orange buses run every half hour. The last stop is "Piazzale Roma".
Tickets can be purchased from the tobacconist inside the departure hall.
The service takes about 25 minutes to reach "Piazzale Roma". Timetable
> Water and land Taxis: you can take a private water taxi
directly to your final destination (which is an expensive choice. From
the airport to San Servolo it costs about € 75). Take shuttle bus
from terminal to dock. Alternatively you can take a land taxi to Piazzale
Roma, and from there catch a public boat, called a "vaporetto",
to the stop closest to your final destination.
you bring a car to Venice, you will have to pay for
a garage or parking space during your stay. The last stops in Venice where you can leave your
car are called "Piazzale Roma" and "Tronchetto".
Parking at "Piazzale Roma" in the parking lot run by the city
costs between € 7.7 and € 12.90, and at the private Garage
San Marco (next door) it costs between € 20.00 and € 24.00
for 24 hours, depending on the size of the car. To reach the privately
run "Tronchetto" parking area, as you come into Venice, follow
the signs and turn right before "Piazzale Roma". Warning: Do
not be waylaid by illegal touts - often wearing fake uniforms - who may
try to flag you down and offer to arrange parking and hotels. Instead,
continue on until you reach the automatic ticket machines. Parking here
costs around € 18.00 for 24 hours. (Do not leave valuables in the
car. There is a luggage deposit office, open daily , next to the Pullman Bar on the ground floor
of the municipal garage at "Piazzale Roma".) Another solution
is to park your car in front of the train station in Mestre. Parking here
costs much less (around € 4.15 per day), and there are frequent
trains and buses between Mestre and Venice Piazzale Roma: see ACTV Home Page , schedule
for Bus n. 2).
Venice has rail connections with every major city in Italy and the rest of Europe. The main train station (Stazione F.S. Venezia
S. Lucia) is on the Grand
Canal in the
northwest corner of the city. Some through trains do not terminate at
Santa Lucia, stopping only at the Venezia-Mestre Station on the mainland.
All trains traveling to and from Santa Lucia stop at Mestre, so to get
from Venezia-Mestre to Santa Lucia, or vice versa (a 10-minute trip),
take the first available train, remembering there is a supplemento (extra charge) for
traveling on Intercity and Eurocity trains, and that if you do not pay it
before boarding, you are liable for a fine. You can also check the European train schedule in case you
are arriving by train from Europe or the Italian train schedule if you are
getting to Venice from another Italian city.
Lido to San Servolo:
From the Lido you must take boat n. 52, n. 82, n. 61 or n. 1 to the San
Zaccaria boat stop and change to boat n. 20 for San Servolo. The boat n.
20 to San Servolo leaves from the Riva degli Schiavoni, in front of the
Londra Palace Hotel. Public boats timetable
San Marco to San Servolo:
The public boat to San Servolo leaves from the Riva degli Schiavoni at
San Marco. The stop is in front of the Londra Palace Hotel and you can
take boats n. 20. Public boats timetable
Piazzale Roma to San Servolo:
There are several choices from Piazzale Roma to San Servolo. You
must take either the n. 1, n. 51, n. 41, n. 61 or n. 82 boat (not bus!),
direction "Lido", and get off at the San Zaccaria boat
stop. At San Zaccaria you must change to line n. 20. Both
lines leave from in front of the Londra Palace Hotel. Public boats timetable
the train station to San Servolo:
There are several choices from the train station to San Servolo. You must
take either the n. 1, n. 51 or n. 82 boat, direction "Lido", and get off at the San Zaccaria boat stop. At San Zaccaria
you must change to line n. 20. Both lines leave from in front of the
Londra Palace Hotel. Public boats timetable