The Port of Venice often provides free shuttle buses from the
Piazzale Roma (where land taxis and
Venice airport buses discharge
passengers) to the pier and back. The buses are coaches with luggage space
underneath, and they typically run at half-hour intervals from the time the
ship disembarks one batch of passengers until boarding of new passengers is
complete. Check with your cruise line to learn if a shuttle will be
If you're staying in Venice before or after your cruise, we strongly urge
you to read
Venice Cruise Terminal Hotels
before choosing a hotel location.
Do not assume that your cruise-travel agent knows
Venice: We often get panicky e-mails from cruisers who have been booked into
hotels that are a long distance on foot (or a painfully expensive water-taxi
ride) from the cruise piers.