Venice Cruise Port Transportation
By land: Airport buses and taxis
Buses from Venice's Marco Polo Airport
Inexpensive land buses connect Marco Polo Airport to the Piazzale Roma, where the causeway from the mainland ends at the edge of Venice's historic center. Travel time is about 20 minutes.
The most comfortable buses are the blue or grey-green ATVO coaches, which have luggage space underneath. ACTV city buses (route no. 5) are even cheaper, but they don't have room for luggage and are likely to be crowded with local commuters.
For more information on both lines, see our Venice Airport Buses article.
Important: Once you reach the Piazzale Roma, you'll need to get from there to the cruise terminal. Here are your options:
Buses from Treviso Airport
If you're flying into Venice on Ryanair, Transavia, or another low-cost carrier other than EasyJet, you'll probably arrive at Treviso Airport, which is about 25 km or 16 miles from Venice. ATVO and Barzi Bus run special airport coaches to Venice's Piazzale Roma for arriving and departing flights; see our Treviso Airport Buses article for links to timetables.
Once you've reached the Piazzale Roma, follow the bulleted suggestions above.
A land taxi from Venice's Marco Polo Airport to either the Marittima terminal or the San Basilio terminal should cost €50 or less, depending on traffic. To be safe, allow at least 30 minutes for the trip. (If you take the airport bus to the Piazzale Roma and catch a taxi there, the taxi fare will be much cheaper.)
From Mestre, a taxi ride should take 10 to 20 minutes and cost €40 or less, depending on your hotel's location and traffic. (See our Venice Travel Blog post about Mestre for Cruise Passengers.)
From Treviso Airport, catch the ATVO bus to Venice's Piazzale Roma and hire a taxi for the short drive to the cruise terminal.
The Comune di Venezia has two main railroad stations: Venezia Santa Lucia station ("Ferrovia" on vaporetto maps) in the historic center, and Venezia Mestre on the mainland. Which station should you use? That depends:
If you're traveling with heavy luggage or want to reach your ship with a minimum of fuss, get off the train at Marittima or the San Basilio basin. The distance is only a few kilometers, so the fare won't be excessive.and take a taxi to either the
If you want to save the price of a cab from Mestre, take the train to . Turn right as you leave the station, walk along the waterfront for two or three minutes until you reach the new Calatrava Bridge (a.k.a. the Ponte della Constituzione), and cross the bridge to the Piazzale Roma. There, you can:
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