Venezia Santa Lucia RR Station
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Ground transportation and walking directions
ABOVE: This map shows the walking route from
Venezia Santa Lucia Station to the Piazzale Roma, where you can catch buses
and taxis to Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Getting from Venice's
Venezia Santa Lucia Railroad Station
to Venice Marco Polo Airport
is simple, although it does require a short walk unless you're willing to spring
for a horrendously expensive water taxi. Here are step-by-step directions:
By airport bus:
Leave the station by the main entrance, as shown on
the map (or by the
side door if you
have wheeled luggage, a stroller, or a wheelchair and want to avoid the
Turn right and walk along the water to the Ponte della
Costituzione, or Calatrava Bridge, which is only a minute or two from
Cross the bridge to the
In the Piazzale Roma, take the ATVO "Venezia Express" airport coach or
the more crowded ACTV No. 5 "Aerobus" to Marco Polo Airport.
(Travel time will be about 20 minutes.) For fares and other information, see our Venice Airport Buses article.
By land taxi:
Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 above.
Hire a land taxi in the Piazzale Roma.
By water taxi:
Look for the water taxi pier in front of the station. A
water taxi to the airport will cost a minimum of €110.
At the airport, you'll need to walk 7-10 minutes along a level path to
An alternative: Venezia Mestre Railroad Station
- All trains to Venezia Santa Lucia Station go
through Venezia Mestre,
a busy station on the mainland near the railroad bridge that leads to
Venice. To save time and hassle, you can simply get off your train at
Mestre and catch the ATVO
"Fly Bus" airport coach to Marco Polo Airport. (To reach the ATVO
stop, exit the station, turn right, and walk to the cul-de-sac where
you'll see a bus sign.)