Travel information

Reaching Venice by flight
Venice has two airports: Marco Polo (VCE) which is very close to the city (5km) and Canova which is used by Ryanair for low-cost flights but is distant (20km). You may reach Venice from Marco Polo airport in these ways:
  • Bus number 5 direction Venice (terminal); it will take you 20 minutes to arrive at Piazzale Roma, Venice. This is the cheapest solution.
  • Bus ATVO; A direct connection from the airport to Venezia (Piazzale Roma) that takes about 20 minutes; buses leave every half an hour. The buses leave outside the arrivals area on the right. The ATVO also offers a direct connection from Marco Polo Airport to Mestre Train Station. For information on bus timetables please call the following numbers 041-5415180/5205530 or check the ATVO website at the adress
  • Water taxi. It will take you 30 minutes to arrive at Piazza San Marco Venice. This is the most picturesque.
  • Taxi. It will take you 15 mintes to arrive at Piazzale Roma, Venice
Canova airport is connected with Venice by means of ATVO shuttles that take you around 40 mintued to arrive at Venice

Reaching Venice by car
The Ponte della Libertà bridge connects Venice to the mainland and ends at Piazzale Roma, the only part of the city where cars can enter. There are several indoor and outdoor car parks in Piazzale Roma that vary in the parking fees asked: find the fees they apply and choose one that is most convenient for you. You can also park at the Tronchetto, which you reach by turning right immediately at the end of the Ponte della Libertà bridge, just before you get to Piazzale Roma. At the Tronchetto there are some indoor and outdoor car parks. You can get to the city center easily from both these points by vaporetto (the Venice water buses), water taxi or on foot.

Reaching Venice by train
If you come to Venice by train, you will arrive at the Santa Lucia Railway Station, a large building located at the beginning of the Grand Canal in the Santa Croce area of the city. It is easy to reach the city center on foot walking down the Strada Nuova or by taking the water bus from one of the jetties that are opposite the station.

Biennale d'arte

Exposition of contemporary art in Venice Link