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From Cruise Terminal to Venice City Center

December 14th, 2019 by Prontopia

If you need to get from the Cruise Terminal to Venice city center, we have good news for you! Getting off a ship at the cruise terminal and going to Venice city center isn’t complicated. You just need to gather the right information and directions. Get them here!

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Position Of The Cruise Terminal

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The terminal is in the harbor, in the eastern area of the city, next to the car terminals of Tronchetto (a man-made island that is a huge car parking) and Piazzale Roma.

Transportation Options

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If you don’t join one of the many tours the cruise companies offer, you have to resort to public transportation.

The cheapest way to move from the harbor is the People Mover, an automatic train that runs on a flyover between Tronchetto and Piazzale Roma with an intermediate stop called Marittima. This is the one closest to the cruise terminal, which is only a 5-minute walk. The ticket costs €1.50, and the service is frequent and runs from 7 am to 11 pm.

Once in Piazzale Roma, there are plenty of water lines going all over the city and the islands in addition to the buses traveling to the mainland and the airport.

If you wish to know how to get to the Marco Polo airport, you’ll find everything you need to know in this article!


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Being a city surrounded and crossed by water, public transportation in Venice usually means taking a boat. From the terminal, Alilaguna manages two lines headed to the city center and then to the airport:

  1. Line Blue starts every hour from 7.56 to 15.56 with stops at Hilton Molino Stucky, Zattere, San Marco, Lido, Murano, and Airport. From the Airport, line Blue is at 7.15, 8.15 and every hour from 9.00 to 15.00. Be aware that it takes nearly two hours for the whole itinerary, but less than 30 minutes to and from San Marco.

  2. Line Red only runs from April to early November every 30 minutes in the morning and then every hour until evening. The ticket from the cruise terminal costs €8 for any stop in Venice, €10 for Lido and Murano, €15 for the airport. Roundtrip tickets allow you to save something, and online you can save a little more.

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©Photo Credits: Alilaguna Passing (Photo by Author); Working Ferry (Photo by Mael Balland on Unsplash); Cruise (Photo by Leonardo Yip on Unsplash)


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