June 25th, 2007
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 vaporettos, or public water-buses, run 24 hours a day, less frequently after midnight. A number of lines travel on different routes at varying speeds, throughout the City. You will need to buy a ticket before boarding. Tickets cost € 6,00 for a one way journey and allow travel on all services (except for those of Alilaguna, Clodia and Fusina) for 60 minutes from stamping, with transport means change allowed in the same direction. Do not include the return journey. Included in the price is the transport of one luggage item of up to 150 cm as the sum of its three dimensions.
Alternatively short term season tickets may be bought from the water bus stop landing stages:
12-hour ticket: € 13,00
24-hour ticket: € 15,00
36-hour ticket: € 20,00
2-day ticket: € 25,00
3-day ticket: € 30,00
The boat lines leaving from Ferrovia (train station) are:
Number 1 - route from Piazzale Roma to Venice Lido. This boat stops at every stop along the Grand Canal.
Number 82 - a circular route throughout Venice, leaving in two directions from Piazzale Roma. Anti-clockwise to Piazza San Marco stopping at Tronchetto, the Island of Giudecca, Zattere and stopping at Piazza San Marco. 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 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, Tre Archi, Fondamenta Nuova, Murano and then on to San Marco, and back round to Piazzale Roma.
Number 51 - a circular route going clockwise, stopping at Piazzale Roma, Ferrovia, Tre Archi, Fondamenta Nuove, Hospital and the Lido.
Number 52 - a circular route going anticlockwise, stopping at Zattere, San Marco and the Lido. From the Lido it continues anticlockwise to the Hospital, Fondamenta Nuove, Ferrovia and Piazzale Roma.
Number 3 and 4 - they travel exclusively between Tronchetto and San Marco via the Grand Canal with stops at Piazzale Roma, Ferrovia, San Samuele, San Marco and Tronchetto.
There are many landing stages at Piazzale Roma, so be sure to ask before you board the vaporetto that is going in the right direction. For further information on the Vaporetto services within the City Centre please check: ACTV website.
This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility.
Sole responsibility lies within the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.