The main train shed is directly behind the station hall or lobby. Most
long-distance trains arrive here.
Another set of railway platforms is to the right of the station as you
arrive from the mainland; this is used mainly by local and regional trains.
To reach the station hall, bear left as you leave the train platform.
you're traveling with wheeled luggage, a stroller, or a wheelchair, you may
find it easier to bypass the station building and its stairs on your way
out. In the main train shed, head toward the toilets near the left end of
the station and go through the passage at the corner. Once you're outdoors,
turn right at the sign and and follow the pavement down to the canal. See
our photo guide to the
stroller, and wheeled-luggage exit for more details.
The Venice Tourist Office operates a small branch in the station hall,
but it's often mobbed, and the staff aren't always helpful. If you see a
long line, skip the tourist office and buy a map at a newsstand or bookstore
The Venice Hotel Association can help you find a room if you arrive
without a booking, but you'll have to take potluck, and the hotel may be a
long way from the station. We'd suggest booking before you arrive, using our
Venice Railroad Station Hotels article or our
Venice Hotel Guide.
If you need to buy euros, ignore the "Change" booths and withdraw
money from a bank ATM away from the station. You'll get a better rate. (But
read our Money and Currency article
before you leave home.)
If you need to park luggage during your stay in Venice, see our