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Maps and meeting places

This section contains a list of strategic places, i. e. the terminals where you might arrive at, depart from or transit during your stay in town.
We marked with a red circle or a small banner the meeting places for tours, transfer and other useful infos.
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Marco Polo airport

With over 10 millions passengers Marco Polo International Airport is the third airport of Italy. It is a modern and functional Terminal that offers easy connections to Venice and other popular places in the region like Treviso or Padua, the Dolomites and Jesolo Riviera. Major airlines operate direct flights from/to destinations all over the world. It is located 9 miles approx from Venice city centre and is called after the popular Venetian merchant: Marco Polo


It is the main Port of the city, used to moor big cruise ships. It counts with many Terminals, bag storage and other facilities. The Port provides a waterbus called Alilaguna to take cruisers to St Mark’s and back. The cost for a single ride is 8 Eur, the cost for a return ticket is 15 Eur. Another option to get to the city centre is to reach Piazzale Roma in a few minutes by the so-called People Mover. It is a public shuttle service that connects the Cruise Terminal with Venice car Terminal. The stop is right outside the Port and the ticket costs 1,50 Eur. Piazzale Roma can be a good starting point for a walking tour.

Train station

Venice train station is called Santa Lucia, not to be confused with Venice Mestre, the stop before.
Santa Lucia is located at the end of a long bridge called Ponte della Libertà.
The railroad connects Venice with major destinations in Italy (Florence, Rome, Naples….) and Europe (Paris, Wien, Prague,…) as well as minor centers. The two companies operating the AV/high speed service are Trenitalia and Italo: their trains are clean and comfortable and every carriage has space for your luggage. Santa Lucia station provides facilities like bag storage and public restrooms (1,50 Eur) and counts with many stores and cafeterias.

Piazzale Roma

Since 1933 this place has been the car and bus Terminal of Venice.
Located at the end of a long bridge called Ponte della Libertà, Piazzale Roma is now the gateway for those who come from the mainland. The Piazzale is for exclusive use of public busses, taxicabs and private drivers, but here are located also the main car rental agencies. It is possible to park the car in one of the many parking places in the area, the largest garages being the Comunale and Garage San Marco. Before Ponte della Libertà was built, the only way to approach the city was by boat.

San Basilio

It is the old port of Venice, well connected to the city centre by a wooden bridge. With one long quay and one Terminal, it is still used to dock small cruise ships and high-speed ferries to Croatia and Slovenia.