It is probably no news to you that there are no cars in Venice Italy – if you arrive by car you must leave it at the Tronchetto parking garage or on the mainland and then take a train to Venice main train station “Santa Lucia”. Most visitors however arrive by train at the Santa Lucia train station. How do you reach your Venice apartment from here?
GETTING TO YOUR VENICE APARTMENT BY WATER BUS (VAPORETTO)
The water bus number 1. is the one you will most frequently use – it runs from Piazza San Marco over the train station and all the way to San Marco: 13 stops in total. Here is a link to all the Water Bus Routes in Venice (pdf).
GETTING TO YOUR VENICE APARTMENT BY WATER TAXI
Careful! Although water taxis are very convenient (and stylish!) they are expensive! As these taxis don’t have meters you must agree the rate with the driver before you step in. To give you an idea, a water taxi journey from Venice Marco Polo airport is 150 Euros and short journeys from the train station to your Venice apartment usually cost 50 Euros.
GETTING TO YOUR VENICE APARTMENT BY GONDOLA FERRY (TRAGHETTO)
The Traghetto is a gondola ferry that crossed the Grand Canal in Venice at various points. This is a very handy way of crossing the Grand Canal when no bridge is in sight. On your Venice map you will see clearly marked routes for the Traghetto crossing points and in Venice you will see yellow signs pointing to them.
GETTING TO YOUR VENICE APARTMENT BY GONDOLA
Unlikely! Take a gondola for a romantic trip during your visit. The cost is usually 80 Euros for 40 minutes.