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Terminal Fusina Parking

When other parking lots near Venice are full, Terminal Fusina's 1,500 parking spaces on the mainland offer a convenient alternative--and you can even commute to the city center by boat.

Terminal Fusina boat at Zattere in Venice, Italy

ABOVE: A water bus from Terminal Fusina arrives at the Zattere pier on Venice's waterfront.

Terminal Fusina is a port area on the Venetian Mainland, just south of Mestre and Marghera. It serves as the arrival and departure point for car ferries between Venice and Greece.

Terminal Fusina also has a campground, Camping Fusina, that was designed by the architect Carlo Scarpa and offers a full range of amenities (including mobile homes, bungalows, a restaurant, a pizzeria, a grocery store, and a swimming pool).

In addition, Terminal Fusina has 1,500 parking spaces for cars--and after you've parked, you can hop on a water bus or pedestrian ferry that will take you to central Venice in 20 minutes.

This makes Terminal Fusina a handy (and less expensive) alternative to parking garages at Tronchetto or Piazzale Roma on the edge of Venice's historic center, which are likely to be full if you arrive on a busy weekend or during the peak vacation months.

What you need to know:

Booking a parking space. If you reserve parking online, you'll get a substantial discount. Click here to visit Terminal Fusina's official parking site.

Pedestrian ferry from Venice Zattere to Terminal Fusina

ABOVE: A Terminal Fusina boat leaves the Alilaguna pier on Venice's Zattere on its way to the Italian mainland.

  • Be aware: Boats only run about once an hour in each direction, and the last boat from Venice to Terminal Fusina was at 8:30 p.m. when we last checked. Also, the boat tickets aren't cheap. If you're on an extremely tight budget, see Moovit's public transit to Terminal Fusina page for advice on local bus routes.

How to reach Terminal Fusina by car. The parking area, port, and campground are on the Via Moranzani in Malcontenta, which can be reached from the nearby Autostrada on the Italian mainland. Use this Google Map and its Directions option to plan your trip.

  • Tip: Given a choice, we'd park at Terminal Fusina but take our luggage into Venice and stay at a hotel near the Zattere boat pier (which is shared with Alilaguna Linea Blu airport boats). However, if you'd rather save money and stay closer to your car, the aforementioned Camping Fusina is a good option. Or click here for listings of other campgrounds, hotels, and Agriturismo options nearby.

Related articles:
Parking in Venice
Tronchetto Parking Garage
San Giuliano Parking (Mestre)
Boat from San Giuliano to Venice

About the author:

Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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