Venice is served by the newly rebuilt Marco
Polo International Airport. The airport is on the mainland
and was rebuilt away from the coast so that visitors now need
to get a bus to the pier, from which a water taxi or Alilaguna
waterbus can be used.
When you get off at the train station, walk outside and down
the enormous set of stairs to the boat landings. You will have
a choice of taking the Line 1 or 82 boat to get to S. Marco.
These boats both make several stops including Rialto, but the
82 is a much faster line.
If you are coming into Venice by car, after you exit the highway,
follow BLUE signs for VENEZIA until you get to a long 7 mile
bridge (Ponte della Liberta).
At the end of the bridge you will come to a light and a sign
on your right and on the ground stating: Tronchetto, Ferry Boat
to Lido, Grecia, Costa Cruiseline etc. Take this right and follow
directions for Tronchetto Garage (large cement construction
you will be able to see on your right when approaching the end
of the bridge).
Park your car in the Tronchetto garage (this is the least expensive
garage in Venice). From the Tronchetto Garage you have the following
two options to come into the city:
Outside the Tronchetto parking garage, you will find the
public boat stop. Take the public boat from outside the garage.
Hire a private water taxi from the Tronchetto garage. It
is fast but fairly expensive .
Transportation in Venice
There are two main means of transportation in Venice, pedestrian
and waterborne. Waterborne transport consists of water taxis
and waterbuses, or "vaporetto".