Ferry to Venice
HOW TO REACH THE PORT OF VENICE
Find useful information on how to reach the port of Venice, local public transportation options, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures for the ferry from/to Venice.
VENICE HARBOUR – FUSINA TERMINAL
- 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 Malcontenta/Fusina direction. The entrance to the Terminal is in via dell’Elettronica.
Coming from Trieste, Udine, Tarvisio (A4 Motorway):
- Follow the signs for VENICE, then follow the signs for VENEZIA EST/AIRPORT, 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 Malcontenta/Fusina direction. The entrance of the Terminal is in 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.
- Sundays and holidays take the bus line Nr. 10: Exit the subway station in Mestre-Marghera Venice direction, 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, 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 above information for Venice Port was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
ITINERARRIES & SCHEDULES
Ferry from Venice [Departures]
Itineraries to Greece
- Every Wed. and Sun. dep. at 12 a.m to Igoumenitsa (arr. at 2,30 p.m the next day) and Patras (arr. at 9 p.m the next day)
- Every Sat. dep. at 1,30 p.m to Igoumenitsa (arr. at 4 p.m the next day) and Patras (arr. at 10,30 p.m the next day)
Itineraries to Croatia
- The timetable isn't published yet!
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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!
BOOK IN ADVANCE YOUR FERRY TO VENICE
Arrange your ferry journey to Venice in advance
It is very important that you have organized 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 in advance your ferry to Venice. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for 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 to book 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 in order 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.
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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ON THE FERRY TO VENICE
Book your ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Venice and arrive fresh and rested to 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 for a day or night ride from or to Venice port.
Venice, the capital of Veneto region, according to a latest census in 2004 has a population of more then 270,000. It is located in the north-east part of Italy on numerous small islands that belong to the Venetian Lagoon.
The "City of Bridges", as it is usually called, stretches along the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers.
Out of the 270,000 inhabitants, about 62,000 live in the historic center, or city of Venice, about 176,000 live in the mainland or "Terraferma", behind the lagoon, in locations like Mestre and Marghera, and all the others live on islands throughout the lagoon (islands around Venice are about one-hundred).
Also known as a magnetic point for sweethearts, lovers, artists and poets, Venice is a magic city, which stretches across numerous small islands. It is often refered to as the city of "gondole, which are the means of transportation used to cross the numerous canals passing through the city. GONDOLAS, in fact, are the most famous and romantic means of transportation for experiencing the city.
WHAT TO SEE IN VENICE
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
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 from 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 really see the fine features and architecture there unless visiting at off-peak times.
BASILICA SAN MARCO
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, 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. There are many shops 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 actually 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 of 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 into 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.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT VENICE
Venice Airport: 0039 041 2609260
Bus station: http://www.actv.it/
Railway station: 0039 041.785670 (assistance)
Services for disabled travellers: 0039 041.785570
Vaporettos operated by ACTV: http://www.actv.it
Tourist Information: 0039 041 5298711, 0039 041 2748787
Emergency calls (polizia): 113
Medical emergencies: 118
Municipal Police: 0039 041 2747070
S.U.E.M. – Emergency Medical Service - 24 hours a day: 118
Venice Historic Center: 041 5294060
Lido Malmocco Alberoni: 041 5267743
Pellestrina: 041 967549
Burano: 041 730005
Murano S. Erasmo: 041 5274078
Mestre Sur - Marghera- Mestre Nord: 041 951332
Emergency Pediatrician Service: 0039 041 5295800
Ospedale Fatebenefratelli S. Raffaele Arcangelo
Sestiere Cannaregio: 041 783111
Local Health Unit: 041 5261750
Local Health Unit: 041 5230000
Port Authority: 0415334111