Ferry to Venice

Rio Marin Canal With Boats And Gondolas From The Ponte De La Bergami, Venice
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Take the ferry to Venice and immerse yourself in the charm of the "Floating City". Compare routes from mainland Italy, Croatia or Greece's Ionian Islands.

Find useful information on how to reach the port of Venice with a ferry boat, local public transportation options, port addresses and embarkation gates, ferry schedules and prices and real-time availability for the ferry from/to Venice.

Here's a quick guide to catching a ferry to Venice:

  • The majority of ferries come at the Tronchetto or Piazzale Roma docks
  • Popular routes: Ferries from Greece (Patras, Igoumenitsa, Corfu) provide international links to Venice, all year round
  • Ferry types: There are frequent regular ferries that offer various amenities on board for a more pleasant journey. Since the travel time is long, it is recommended that you book a cabin
  • Travel time varies depending on the ferry company, vessel, port of departure and weather conditions. Regular ships from Greece can take up to 30 hours
  • Booking tickets: It is strongly advised to book in advance, particularly during peak season (summer)

Tip: Remember, navigating Venice is best done on foot or by water taxi.

The "Easy-Way" reservation system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online reservations and offers faster and "smarter" services for your ferry ticket. With go-ferry.com we will connect you with the reservation systems of the operators that serve the ferry connections from Venice to Greece or Croatia, you will compare prices, and you will print your ticket immediately.

Ferry schedules from Venice may change from season to season, so take a visual look through the search engine to get the latest timetable updates and available accommodation onboard.

With so many accommodation options to call, you can find the best ferry ticket to and from Venice at a price that fits your budget.

Complete the below fields and click on "search" to compare the ferry operators that run from and to Venice!

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Venice. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules from and to Venice by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!

Venice Port - Fusina Terminal

Street cafe in a canal in Venice, Italy
  • Fusina Terminal is located about 12 km south of Mestre and 20 km west of Venice
  • The new Terminal Fusina in Venice is the calling port for international ferry routes like Venice - Greece
  • The historic city center of Venice can be easily reached from Terminal Fusina by waterbus, public bus and train

Details for Fusina Terminal

  • Venice Port (Fusina)
  • Via Autostrade del Mare (Via dell'Elettronica s.n.c.)
  • 30176 Fusina (Venice)
  • GPS coordinates: 45.426549, 12.250077

How to reach Fusina Terminal by car

Coming from Milan, Padua, Brenner, Bologna (A4 Motorway):

  • Last exit A4 "Mestre-Venezia", keep right and take the ring road towards RAVENNA to get on SS 309 ROMEA. Follow the directions of the signs "TERMINAL FUSINA FERRIES" in the Malcontenta/Fusina direction. The entrance to the Terminal is via dell’Elettronica

Coming from Trieste, Udine, Tarvisio (A4 Motorway):

  • Follow the signs for VENICE, then follow the signs for VENEZIA EST/AIRPORT, and take the exit towards SS 309 RAVENNA/CHIOGGIA/MARGHERA, the first Round follow the direction of Ravenna. Follow the directions of the signs "TERMINAL FUSINA FERRIES" in the Malcontenta/Fusina direction. The entrance of the Terminal is via dell’Elettronica

How to reach Fusina Terminal from Mestre Railway Station

  • Exit the railway station of Mestre-Marghera Venice direction, you will find Via Ulloa. Continue for 100 m. on your left and take Via Carrer, 150m. forward to arrive in Via Rizzardi; go through it and be on your right near the hotel Mondial, there is a bus stop for the bus line Nr.16 to Fusina
  • On Sundays and holidays take the bus line Nr. 10: Exit the subway station in the Mestre-Marghera Venice direction, and you will find Via Ulloa. Continue for 100 m. on your left and take Via Carrer ahead for 150 m., cross Via Rizzardi and take Bellinato Street in front of you. Continue for 150 m. until you reach Via Durando, turn to your left, and go ahead for 100 m. and you will be in Via Fratelli Bandiera, on your right you will see a gas station of TOTAL, next you will find the bus stop Nr.10 to Fusina

How to get to Venice Old Town from Fusina Terminal

  • Get the waterbus that connects directly Fusina with Venice Old Town and Lido
  • The service is operated by "Terminal Fusina"

Note: All the above information for Venice Port was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Ferry routes to Venice

Masked couple attending the famous Venice Carnival

Venice awaits, accessible by a lovely ferry ride! Glide over the Adriatic Sea using routes from mainland Italy, including Chioggia, Pesaro, and Ancona. Set sail from Croatia's coastal cities, such as Pula, Rovinj and Poreč, to experience stunning island beauty.

Even Greece's Ionian Islands, such as Corfu and Igoumenitsa, have boat links to Venice, making it an ideal stop on a vast Mediterranean tour. Compare ferry routes, plan your ideal Adriatic journey and prepare to be amazed by Venice's timeless beauty!

Greece to Venice ferry

Take advantage of one of the unique ferry routes that connect the Ionian Islands to Venice's picturesque canals. Set sail from bustling ports such as Corfu or Igoumenitsa, the entrance to the Ionians. As the ferry cruises across the blue Adriatic Sea, envision the future transformation: sun-drenched beaches will be replaced by famous bridges and gondola rides. This ferry ride is more than simply transportation; it's a link between two enthralling Mediterranean civilizations, providing a smooth transition from the wonder of Greece to the ageless elegance of Venice.

Patras to Venice

The boat route connecting Patras, Greece and Venice, Italy is a simple and picturesque method to travel between these two bustling places. Here's some important things to know before booking your voyage:

  • Voyage time: The boat voyage from Patras to Venice takes around 32 hours, depending on weather conditions and the vessel
  • Ferry types: Anek Superfast runs high-speed ferries on this route, providing a comfortable and reasonably quick method to travel
  • Amenities onboard: The majority of ferries on this route provide a range of amenities to make your travel comfortable, including:
    • Restaurants and cafés
    • Bars
    • Duty-free shopping (on some boats)
    • Entertainment offerings, such as movies or play places for children

Booking tips

  • Advance booking is recommended. Ferry tickets sell out rapidly, especially during peak season (the summer months). Book your tickets in advance, especially if you're traveling during high season or by vehicle
  • Compare prices: Although Anek Superfast is the only operator, tickets may vary somewhat according on the day, cabin class and any special offers available
  • Cabin options: You may select from a range of cabin options to meet your requirements and budget, ranging from simple reclining seats to private cabins with amenities such as bathrooms

Igoumenitsa to Venice

Here's some essential information about the ferry routes from Igoumenitsa, Greece to Venice, Italy:

  • Travel time: The boat journey from Igoumenitsa to Venice usually takes 25 to 26 hours. However, the precise length varies according to the ship type, route, and weather conditions
  • Frequency: Ferries travel from Igoumenitsa to Venice up to twice a week, usually on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Keep in mind that boat timetables might change depending on the season, so check the most recent information before scheduling your journey
    • Advance booking is recommended
    • Consider amenities
    • Compare prices

Additional information

  • Bringing a vehicle: For an extra price, ferry operators on this route enable you to bring your vehicle or motorcycle onboard. Make sure to reserve your vehicle spot in advance, especially during high season

Ferries from Corfu to Venice

Currently, there are limited to no ferry routes that connect the Ionian Island of Corfu with Venice in Italy. Please, check through our booking engine for the latest updates regarding the itinerary from Corfu to Venice. However, you can choose one of the alternatives in order for you to reach Italy from Greece:

Croatia to Venice

  • The timetable isn't published yet!

Arrival to Venice

The ferry docks at the Marittima Port in Venice. You may easily get to the city center by taking public transit such as water buses (vaporetti) or taxis.

Book in advance your ferry to Venice

You must organize your ferry to or from Venice in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Venice you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.

There are many reasons why you should arrange to book your ferry to Venice in advance. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for a Hotel in Venice without using it!

During the high season in Venice, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake of booking your hotel in Venice without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Venice!

Save time in Venice!

Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to or from Venice, this allows you not only to secure your tickets but also to save time in Venice; besides receiving a service and attention of first.

Have a bigger choice of ferry tickets!

Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to or from Venice, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to or from Venice is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.

Find more ferry routes!

If you want to organize your trip to or from Venice, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines to make the right combinations between Venice and the islands as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to Venice.

Get the best deal!

Ferry tickets to or from Venice can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking tickets to or from Venice up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feels great having ferry confirmation in your pocket!

You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Venice in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your tickets to or from Venice, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!

Accommodation options on the ferry to Venice

Book your ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Venice and arrive fresh and rested at your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins, or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose from for a day or night ride from or to Venice Port.

About Venice

Venice is not just a city; it is a fantasy come true! Imagine skimming along peaceful canals in a gondola, serenaded by enchanting music while the city unfolds around you. Colorful buildings covered with flowers surround the rivers, unveiling the tales from a bygone period. Stroll through attractive piazzas like St. Mark's Square, a pulsating heart brimming with activity, or get lost in the maze passageways, with each turn exposing a hidden gem - a busy market, a medieval cathedral, or a small café serving the best espresso. Venice is a sensory feast, where time appears to slow down and romanticism pervades the atmosphere.

Venice has more than only renowned landmarks. Seek out the calmer parts of Dorsoduro sestiere, a refuge for art enthusiasts with the world-renowned Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Climb the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica for spectacular panoramic vistas, or discover hidden courtyards and secret gardens around the city. Visit the mystical island of Murano, known for its centuries-old glassblowing heritage, for an unexpected twist. Venice offers an amazing voyage, with each turn revealing a new wonder and each gondola ride creating a lasting experience. Begin arranging your Venetian getaway today!

Τhe "City of Canals" is a charming destination famed for its romantic gondola rides, beautiful structure and unique cultural and historical past. Here's a glimpse into the must-see points of interest:

  • St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco): The coronary heart of Venice is St. Mark's Square, a vibrant piazza lined with historic homes and bustling with pigeons
  • St Mark's Basilica: Standing majestically within the square is St. Mark's Basilica, a lovely Byzantine church adorned with mosaics, golden domes and problematic information. Be sure to climb the bell tower for breathtaking panoramic views of the city
  • Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale): Explore the opulent chambers, grand halls and infamous Bridge of Sighs.
  • Rialto Bridge: Experience the iconic Rialto Bridge, a bustling arched bridge covered with stores, a famous spot for capturing stunning pix and soaking in the Venetian atmosphere
  • Gondola ride: A gondola journey thru Venice's canals is a quintessential revel in. Glide through slim waterways, recognize the metropolis's architecture from a unique perspective and be serenaded with the aid of gondoliers.

Beyond these highlights, Venice offers a plethora of experiences to enhance your go to:

  • Get lost among the labyrinthine streets: Wander through Venice's tangle of small alleyways and secret squares. Explore quaint areas like Cannaregio and Castello, discovering tucked-away cafés and tiny shops
  • Museums and Art Galleries: Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection for modern art, the Gallerie dell'Accademia for Venetian Renaissance treasures, and the Correr Museum for Venetian documents
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: Admire the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, a Baroque cathedral known for its unique octagonal shape and gorgeous dome
  • Burano and Murano Islands: Take a boat ride to the adjacent islands of Burano and Murano. Burano is known for its vibrant residences and lace-making traditions, whilst Murano is known for its centuries-old glassblowing skills. You can witness glassblowing demonstrations and explore shops packed with stunning glassware

Tips for your holidays in Venice

  • Consider purchasing a Venezia Unica Pass, which offers cheap entrance to several areas of interest, including St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, as well as unlimited trips on public water buses
  • Plan your travel: Public water buses (vaporetti) are a convenient and inexpensive way to explore the canals
  • Be wary of crowds: Venice is a famous tourist destination, especially in summer season, so you may expect crowds
  • Savor delicious seafood dishes, try traditional Venetian cicchetti (similar to tapas) and experience the city's vibrant dining scene

What to see in Venice


St. Mark’s Square is the main square in Venice and has long been a central meeting place for Venetians; it serves that purpose for tourists now also. The square has a dominating clock tower, the Basilica, political and religious buildings, restaurants, bars, and shops, and is known as one of the most beautiful squares in the world. Café Florian, dating back to the 1700s, is a popular place, as is Café Quadri, also on the square. It usually seems as though there are millions of pigeons in the square, and that many people too; it’s difficult to see the fine features and architecture there unless visiting at off-peak times.


St. Mark’s Basilica is the third building that has been constructed on that spot on St. Mark’s Square. Two other churches were there previously, the first built to hold the stolen bones of St. Mark, for whom the church is named. The present basilica dates back to 1063, has a very ornate façade with the golden-winged lion, which represents St. Mark and is the symbol of Venice, and is filled with amazing mosaics, domes, statues, and the High Altar that supposedly contains some of the remains of St. Mark. This church is a must-see for any tourist to Venice.


A series of 120 Doges ruled Venice, and their incredible 3-storied palace dates back to before Renaissance times. The facade features beautiful arches, and pink and white marble, and is located on St. Mark’s Square. The inside of the palace is amazing, and it contains priceless artwork by Tintoretto, Titian, Bellini, Veronese, and more. Tours will take visitors across the Bridge of Sighs, which connected the palace to the prison, and to the prison cells, one of which housed Cassanova. The Great Council Hall displays the largest oil painting in the world (Tintoretto’s “Paradise”), and the Golden Staircase is just amazing. The Doge’s Palace is one of the most opulent residences ever; it almost puts Versailles to shame.


Although many will tell you the gondolas of Venice are a tourist trap and can be quite expensive, where else can you have the experience of riding an authentic Venetian gondola? A gondola ride can be very romantic if taken around dusk, and if the price seems too high, the ride can be split with others; bargaining is also permissible for a better price. If you don’t want to be shocked and taken advantage of, make sure to ask the price before taking the ride. The rides usually last from 45-50 minutes and will take you around the canals of Venice.


The Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs are probably the two most famous bridges in Venice, but there are beautiful bridges everywhere. The Rialto, dating from the 1500s, was the first bridge to span the Grand Canal, and it has shops lining both sides. To get a good photograph of the bridge, it is best viewed from the side, and thus from the water. The Bridge of Sighs was the last bridge prisoners walked over before being thrown into the dungeon or executed, so the sighs came from realizing that the view through the bridge’s cutwork was their last view of Venice. The Accademia Bridge, built in the 1800s, also crosses the Grand Canal. There are smaller bridges all over Venice that cross the canals; if you start walking around in Venice and start crossing over bridges, be aware that it is very easy to get lost.


Murano, located north of Venice, is famous for its beautiful, hand-blown glass. There’s a glass museum there, and many glass-making shops; you can go into the factories and see the glass blowers shaping the lovely pieces as they are being made. The glass blowers were moved to Murano long ago to lessen the chance of fires in Venice, and they have remained there ever since; you can find less expensive prices on the fine glass there than in the Venice shops, and you can bargain with the shops for even lower prices. The glass factories send boats over to St. Mark’s Square to lure over customers; take the free boat over and the Vaporetto back.


The grand Carnevale is held in Venice each year before Lent for 12 days, and people from all over come to celebrate. The main public ball is held on St. Mark’s Square, and private balls are held all over the city. Extremely elaborate costumes can be seen at Carnevale, and the festival dates back to 1162; it used to begin the day after Christmas. Many shops are selling the elaborate masks used by Carnevale participants, and you can find funny, scary, and emotional masks in windows all around the city any time of the year. Artists create the masks using materials such as porcelain, papier-mache, feathers, leather, etc., and many tourists wouldn’t consider leaving Venice without a Carnevale mask as a souvenir.


Lido is an island between Venice and the sea; it’s located between the lagoon and the Adriatic. The Lido has a beach with little cabanas that can be rented; there are private beaches connected to hotels and also a public beach. Lido has shopping, restaurants, and hotels, and cars can be driven there, unlike in Venice. If you’re in Venice and feel like getting a little sun, take a vaporetto over to the Lido; some of the beaches are better than others, and topless bathing is allowed.


High tide in Venice is known as acqua alta, and if you’re unprepared for it your feet and pants can get wet. The local Venetians know when it’s coming and carry around their rubber boots to be prepared. Sometimes the water is very high and floods most of the city; other times only the lowest areas are flooded. It can be a problem for the boats trying to get under the bridges also. There’s a website that predicts how high the tide will be for the next few days; check it before going to Venice if you want to stay dry. The Venetians are working hard to solve the flooding problem, and it’s interesting to see it up close.


In many of the shops in Venice, you can see the artisans making the products that you can buy. Elderly ladies sewing and pressing linens, jewelers stringing glass beads, artists painting, and mask makers creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces are common sights in the small shops. In Venice, you have a chance to buy beautiful, handmade goods for reasonable prices; of course, the higher the price, usually the higher the quality. Remember that in Venice there is no added tax since it is already added to the price, and you can negotiate prices in the shops. There are many different types of shops, from tacky souvenir shops to those selling fine jewelry and expensive leather goods. No matter what your taste or budget, Venice is sure to have something you will like.

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