How to Reach Venice


  • By Air: Venice is served by Marco Polo Airport, around eight miles (13km) north of the city with regular train, bus and vaporetti (water taxi) services into the city centre.
  • By Car: For obvious reasons – those canals and bridges – driving in Venice is difficult but there are car parks at the Ponte della Liberta bridge that connects the city to the mainland.
  • By Rail: Visitors arriving by train will reach Santa Lucia railway station near to the start of the Grand Canal and within walking distance of the city centre.


  • Water taxis and buses are the best way of getting around, while a gondola ride is also an experience not to be missed.
  • There are also a number of tours operating from Venice to Rome that cover the best places to visit in these two incredible cities.
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  • My family of 11 will be touring Italy this summer. Someone suggested taking the fast train from Florence to Venice. How do you get to st Mark's square from the train? Boat or can you just walk? Thanks

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    • I think there is no need to take a taxi/boat and you can walk around. But it would be better to talk to the locals about this. 

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