November 4 th, 2004
Arriving by train to Venice Santa Lucia Train Station
There are two train stations that hold the name Venice. Venice-Mestre, the penultimate stop before arriving at Venice central station. If your train only travels to this destination you will need to change trains here in order to continue your journey to Venice - Santa Lucia, this is the central train station for Venice. On leaving the train station and arriving on the water's edge, you will be able to take the public water transport to the rest of the city. The water bus stop for the train station is Ferrovia.
Please note that timetables and prices may change: you are kindly requested to check this site again before your departure.
- Public Water Transport from the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station
- The vaporetti, or public water buses run 24 hours a day, although much less frequently after 24.00. A number of lines travel different routes at varying speeds, throughout the City. You will need to by a ticket before bording. Tickets cost € 5,00 for a one way journey and this price does not include the luggage supplement. The principle boat numbers leaving Ferrovia (Train Station) are:
Number 1 - route to Venice Lido. This boat stops at every stop along the Grand Canal and is the slower route
Number 82 - a circular route throughout Venice, leaving in two directions from Ferrovia. Anti-clockwise to Piazza San Marco stopping at Tronchetto, the Island of Giudecca, Zattere and finally at the Piazza San Marco boat stop. Clockwise going through the Grand Canal stopping at Rialto, Accademia and Piazza San Marco and finally arriving at Venice Lido.
Number 41 - a circular route around the Island of Venice, stopping at Piazzale Roma, the Giudecca Island, Piazza San Marco and continuing to the Island of Murano, Fondamenta Nuova and Piazzale Roma.
Number 42 - a circular route around the Island of Venice, does not go through the Grand Canal but goes around the north of the island stopping at Tre Archi, Fondamenta Nuova, the island of Murano and then on to Piazza San Marco, and back round to Piazzale Roma.
There are many landing stages at Ferrovia, so be sure to ask before you board, that the vaporetto that is going in the right direction. For further information on the vaporetto services within the City Centre please check: ACTV website.