Accessibility

Located in the center of Europe, Italy is less than an hour from Paris, less than two hours from London and just seven hours from the east coast of the US by air. 

By Air:

Venice is served by one big airport, the Marco Polo airport that connects the city with the major Italian and international cities. Furthermore there’s a smaller airport called the Antonio Canova airport which located near the city of Treviso.

The main airport is “Venice’s Marco Polo Airport” and it’s located in the Mestre suburb, approximately 12 kilometers from Venice. From the Airport there are public buses or taxis that get you to the Piazzale Roma, from where it’s possible to get a “Vaporetto” (water bus). The costs are around € 8.00. Another possibility is take the Alilaguna traghetto (ferry), to San Marco square, which costs about € 15.00. Water taxis are available as well, but these can charge up to € 100,00 or more and are very expensive. To save money, is possible to buy Vaporetto bundle tickets, which are available for a week.

Please visit the website for more information about the Vaporretto

Address details:
Marco Polo airport , Viale Galileo Galilei, 30/1, 30173 Venice VE, Italy

The second airport is the Antonio Canova airport in Venice-Treviso, which is located in the Treviso area, about 20 kilometers from the city center of Venice.

From the Airport there is an eurobus service that connects this city to Piazzale Roma and the Mestre railway station. These buses operate several times in a day in coincidence with flights., From the Piazzale Roma, it’s possible to get a “Vaporetto” (water bus) The costs are around € 8.00. Another possibility is take the Alilaguna traghetto (ferry), to San Marco square, which costs about € 15.00. Water taxis are available as well, but these can charge up to € 100,00 or more and are very expensive. To save money, is possible to buy Vaporetto bundle tickets, which are available for a week.

Please visit the website for more information about the Vaporretto.

Address details:
Antonio Canova airport, Via Noalese, 63E, 31100 Treviso TV, Italy

By Train:
The main station to arrive in Venice is: “Venezia, Stazione Santa Lucia”, don’t get out in the other station named Venezia. In case of a delay, there are shuttle trains that leave every few minutes, they will get you across the lagoon to Venice within 10 minutes.

More information about the train connections are mentioned on this website; www.trenitalia.com


By Bus:
ACTV buses connect Venice to the surrounding areas such as Mestre and Chioggia, while ATVO buses operate all over the eastern Veneto. Tickets are available at the office in Piazzale Roma. The access in Venice for all buses and minibuses is limited by a restricted traffic zone and allowed only to those being in possession of a VESTA pass.

For more information please visit; www.actv.it or www.atvo.it   


By Car:
Getting to Venice by car is easy since there are several motorways such as the A4 from Trieste and Turin, A27 from Belluno and A13 from Bologna, all of them clearly marked. Venice is well connected also to the state roads n°309 to the Adriatic coast, n°14 to Trieste, n°13 and n°11 respectively to Treviso and Padua.

The only road to Venice accessible by cars is the Ponte della Libertà, a 4 km long bridge. Be sure to observe the speed limits and never stop on it.

If you decide to go to Lido by your own vehicle you can use the ferry boat n° 17 from Tronchetto head to S. Nicolò. The cost depends on you car’s size and includes the driver ticket but you have to pay the regular fare for the passengers.

Cars are not allowed in the center of Venice, so we suggest the use of public transport. In case you decide to come by car.  Parking zones are located in Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto, the cost are high and the available places are limited. For these reasons it is better to park in the mainland and reach Venice by bus or by train.

The San Giuliano Parking;This parking is located in the mainland suburb of Mestre  and use of the parking costs about €12,- per day. From the car parking you can reach Venice by bus and boat.

Address details:
Via S. Giuliano, 1, 30173 Venezia VE, Italië

The second parking garage is the Piazzale Roma by the causeway over the bay and Park in ASM Venezia car park a garage. The costs for parking here are € 26, per day. From the carpark, you can travel to the congress location by bus and boat.

Address details:
Piazale Roma, Santa Croce 496, 30135 Venenice, Italy  


By Boat:
Most big boats to or from Venice—including cruise ships and ferries from Greece and Istria—dock at one of two nearby ports in the northwest corner of the historic center (between the Piazzale Roma parking garages and Tronchetto).

The main port of Venice is called Stazione Marittima, and this is where most Mediterranean cruises, Adriatic ferries to Greece, and other big ships dock. Some smaller ships and ferries to Croatia (and, in summer, even some larger boats when the Stazione Marittima is full) pull into the San Basilio, just to the southeast of Stazione Marittima along the Zattere.

From the port, it’s possible to get a “Vaporetto” (water bus) The costs are around € 8.00. Another possibility is a Water taxi, but these can charge up to € 100,00 or more and are very expensive. To save money, is possible to buy Vaporetto bundle tickets, which are available for a week.

Please visit the website for more information about the Vaporretto.