Venice, located on the northeast coast of Italy, is one of Italy's most important cities for a number of reasons. Because it's surrounded by water, getting to Venice can pose a challenge for travelers. To ensure that you're prepared to arrive in Venice, here are our best local tips for how to get to Venice Italy. Let's get started!
Once you've arrived in Venice, read our top tips for how to get around in Venice.
Arriving by Train
If you arrive to Venice by train, you will be able to get to Venice several different ways. You can take the public water bus, called the vaporetto. You can also take a private water taxi, which can either be booked in advance or arranged at the transport desk once your arrive at the train station. For a complete guide on how to get from the train station to Venice city center, you can click here. The most convenient option once you're at the train station is to simply walk into Venice's city center. Worried about walking around Venice with luggage? Don't! You can schedule a Prontopia Local to help you, store your luggage safely and easily, book a porter, or pack light in preparation.
Arriving by Plane
When you fly into Venice, you will either arrive at the Treviso Airport or the Marco Polo airport. Which airport should you fly into? Marco Polo is an international airport, and thus is serviced by far more airlines than Treviso. It also depends on transportation, where you accommodations are, and what you want to do near the airport.
If you're arriving to Treviso Airport, you can rent a car, take a bus, or take a taxi. Learn how to get from Treviso Airport to Venice city center in our guide.
If you're arriving to Marco Polo Airport, you can take a private water taxi, the Alilaguna waterbus, a land bus to Piazzale Roma, or a land car transfer or taxi to Piazzale Roma. Learn how to get from Marco Polo Airport to Venice city center in our guide. You can also learn how to get from Marco Polo to Marghera, a popular area, in our guide here.
Arriving by Cruise Terminal
Luckily, getting from the cruise terminal to Venice isn't complicated. The cruise terminal in Venice is on the eastern part of the island near Piazzale Roma. You can either join a tour offered by the cruise, or you can use public transportation. Alilaguna manages two public transportation lines. The cheapest way to get out of the harbor is by taking the People Mover. For more detailed tips, find our guide for how to get from the cruise terminal to Venice.
Arriving by Car
Can you even drive to Venice Italy? While you can arrive to Venice by car, but since Venice is a city made up of canals, you can't actually drive your car once you arrive in the city. You can drive to Piazzale Roma, park your car (and pay for parking), and then make your way to Venice's city center by way of a train, bus, or water transport. Learn how to arrive to Venice by car with our full guide here.
Arriving from Other European Cities
Are you arriving to Venice from another European city? Luckily, it's usually pretty easy to get between European cities, so arriving to Venice should be no problem. If you're trying to figure out how to find flights from London to Venice, we have tips! Coming from Florence or Rome is also a very popular option for travelers. Learn how to get from Rome to Venice here, and how to take the train from Florence to Venice here.
Late Night Arrival
Arriving late at night in an unfamiliar city can be challenging! It's definitely more difficult to get your bearings and navigate transportation in the dark. You should know that public transportation options are generally more limited at night, and some hotels or accommodations charge a fee for late night arrival. For more late night arrival tips, click here.