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Transportation from the Venice Cruise Port
Transportation from Stazione Marittima
To Venice's historic center:
Piazzale Roma, which is the vehicular gateway to Venice's centro storico.Many cruise ships offer free shuttle buses from the cruise terminal to the
From the Piazzale Roma, you can walk to the sights (allow 30 to 40 minutes to reach the Piazza San Marco) or take an water bus of the ACTV, Venice's public-transit network. (The No. 1 vaporetto is the most popular water bus, with plenty of scenery to watch as it zig-zags its way up the Grand Canal to the Piazza San Marco and the Lido.)
People Mover is an automated tram that runs from the Tronchetto parking island to the Piazzale Roma with a stop at Stazione Marittima, right outside the port entrance. The fare is cheap, and the ride takes about two minutes.The Venice
airport boats, has a Linea blu or "Blue Line" that runs from the Staziona Marittima ("Terminal Crociere") to the main tourist area of San Marco and Marco Polo Airport. Travel time to the San Marco stop is 22 minutes.Alilaguna, the company that runs Venice's
To the airport:
Most cruise ships offer transfers (usually on chartered coaches) from the pier to Marco Polo Airport. Prices are on the high side, but the convenience can justify the expense, especially if you don't have five hours or more between the ship's arrival and your flight.
airport boat takes nearly two hours to reach Marco Polo Airport from the cruise terminal. Boats leave at half-hour intervals, and tickets are fairly reasonable in price.The "Blue Line"
taxi from the stand near the port entrance. Travel time to the airport is 20 to 30 minutes, and the fare shouldn't be more than €50. (Allow plenty of time to get a cab, since the demand often exceeds the supply. If necessary, you can telephone the Artisan Cooperative Radiotaxi, which has a stand at the Piazzale Roma.)You can catch a
To the railroad station:
Venice has two railroad stations: Venezia Santa Lucia, in the city center, and Venezia Mestre on the mainland. Many long-distance express trains stop only at Mestre. (Trains to or from Santa Lucia also stop at Mestre.)
Hotels near Stazione Marittima:
If you're traveling with heavy luggage, you can save hassle and money by staying within walking distance of the Piazzale Roma. See the Hotels near Piazzale Roma page from our Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels article for specific recommendations.
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