Parking in Venice
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ABOVE: The number 21 water bus runs between
Parcheggi San Giuliano and Venice's historic center.
More parking information at Venice for Visitors
This artificial island next to Venice's historic center has a
3,500-car garage, open-air parking for campers and coaches, public toilets,
luggage storage, and other services. (To reach it, follow the Tronchetto signs
as you approach Venice on the causeway from the mainland.)
Parcheggi San Giuliano's "Yellow Gate" outdoor car park is much
cheaper than Tronchetto. It's located at the edge of the Venetian Lagoon
in Mestre, just before the causeway. A water bus provides direct transportation
into the city.
Web links for garages and parking lots
Servizi Mobilità S.p.A. operates parking lots, rideshare programs, bicycle
paths, and other transportation-related services in Venice and Mestre. In
Venice, it runs the
Autorimessa Comunale, a municpal parking garage in the Piazzale Roma with
room for 2,182 cars and 180 motorcycles. Daily rates vary by season, with a
small discount for booking online.
Garage San Marco
If you're set on parking in Venice's Piazzale Roma and can't get a space in the
Autorimessa Comunale, try the Garage San Marco--but expect to pay handsomely to
park your car or motorcycle in one of its 900 spaces. You can prebook online.
(Note: The Piazzale Roma also has several smaller private garages, but they
don't have Web sites.)
The Venice cruise port's Web site has
parking information in
Azienda has three affordable car parks in downtown Mestre, plus the Parcheggi
San Giuliano (see top of page). The handiest downtown lot is
Via Ca' Marcello, which is about 550 meters from the train station. You may
have trouble finding a spot, though, because 70 of its 100 spaces are reserved
for contract parking.
This private car park by the train station in downtown Mestre is more expensive
than the ASM outdoor lots, but it's still cheaper than Tronchetto or the garages
in the Piazzale Roma. You can reserve a parking space online.
Parking Saba Italy: Venice Mestre Station
Rates are about what you'd pay
for hotel parking at this 1,350-space facility, which is across the street from
Mestre's railroad station.
Marco Polo Park
you park at Venice's Marco Polo Airport, you can use frequent
airport buses or
airport boats to reach the centro
storico. Rates are reasonable by Venice standards, though you'll want to
park long enough to amortize the cost of public transportation to and from the
Other mainland locations
Fusina is a ferry terminal on the mainland, south of Mestre with good road
connections to the A4 Autostrada or motorway. Its outdoor lot has room
for 1,500 cars and 300 coaches. From June to September, a water bus runs between
Fusina and the Zattere in central Venice. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes
and costs only a few euros if you have a parking ticket. (Another boat line runs
to the Lido di Venezia's Alberoni Beach.)
CT Servizi - Parking
These outdoor lots are on the Literale di
Cavallino-Treporti, a fingerlike extension of the mainland that encloses the
northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. ACTV, Venice's transportation authority,
operates frequent water buses from Punta Sabbioni and
Treporti. Chances are, you won't be using any of these lots unless you're
staying at a beach resort and taking occasional day trips to Venice.
ACI Venice Tourist:
This company has space for 400 cars and 100 tourist buses at
Punta Sabbioni. Unfortunately, you'll need to use an e-form to request
information on parking rates and boat connections.
Parking in Venice - Introduction