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Lido Photos: Transportation

From: Lido di Venezia (Venice Lido)

Alilaguna Linea Rossa water bus

Alilaguna Linea Blu and Linea Rossa airport boats run between Marco Polo Airport and Venice San Marco with a stop at Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta (Lido S.M.E.).

Linea Rossa ("Red Line") is a seasonal line that operates from late April through October. It tends to be less crowded than the Blue Line, since it serves only one location in the city center.

ACTV motonave

ACTV motonave at Lido S.M.E.

For a pleasant experience on the water, take a double-deck ACTV motonave to Punta Sabbioni (north of the Lido) or to the Venezia Pietà stop just north of the Doge's Palace and the Piazza San Marco in Venice's historic center.

  • Tip: To save money on commuting to Venice from the Lido, buy a 24-hour to 7-day ACTV travel pass.

Lido S.M.E. vaporetto stop

From the Lido S.M.E. station at the foot of the Lido's business district, you can take a number of different water buses to Venice and other locations in the Venetian Lagoon.

Quadracycle on the Lido

In this photo, a young girl and her little brother approach the Lido S.M.E. station on a rented quadracycle. (Unlike Venice's historic center, the Lido allows wheeled vehicles.)

No. 17 ACTV Ferry to Lido San Nicolò

ACTV Ferry sign on LidoACTV Linea 17 car ferries arrive at the Lido San Nicolò ferry pier, north of the town center.

For more information about these traghetti, see our Venice-Lido Car Ferries article.

Water Taxi at Albergo Quattro Fontane pier

Water taxi on the Lido di VeneziaIf you have money to burn, you can travel between the airport and the Lido by water taxi. (Plan on spending 100 euros or more for the convenience.)

  • Note: Most hotels on the Lido don't have private water landings, so you may need to roll your suitcases a few blocks between your hotel and the nearest pier.

Hotel Albergo Quattro Fontane pier

The Albergo Quattro Fontane, south of the Lido's main business district, is one of the few hotels that does have its own pier. Here, a porter watches guests leave after helping them from the hotel (which is a short distance away).

Hotel Excelsior marina

Hotel Excelsior shuttle boat

The five-star Hotel Excelsior doesn't just have a private pier--it has its own harbor, where boats that resemble large water taxis provide a shuttle service to Venice.

Tiny cars on Lido di Venezia

Motorized vehicles are legal on the Lido di Venezia. However, the island has no high-speed roads, so it's the perfect place for tiny, underpowered cars.

Vintage Fiat on the Lido di Venezia

Vintage truck on Lido di Venezia

As you walk around the Lido, you'll see many vintage cars and trucks.

Canal on Lido di Venezia

Canal and car on Lido di Venezia

Boathouse on Lido canal

You'll also encounter canals and the occasional boathouse.

Next page: Lido photos: General scenes

In this Lido travel guide:
Lido di Venezia - Introduction
Layout and orientation
Getting to the Lido
Lido to Venice by public transportation
Hotels on the Lido's main street
Lido villa and resort hotels
Restaurants and food
Beaches and recreation
Lido photos: Transportation
Lido photos: General scenes
Lido photos: Beaches
Lido map

Also see:
Lido hotels and vacation apartments (general information)
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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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