By ship

How to reach Venice by sea

Venice is considered one of the major ports of the Mediterranean Sea. It boasts eight passenger terminals and offers a diversified range of services. Every day there are arrivals (and departures) of cruise ships, ferry boats, high-speed ferries to and from the Istrian coast and yachts of every size and class.

The passenger port is located in the area known as Marittima, easily connected to the city centre by the following means:

People Mover: a high-tech monorail system that takes passengers to the terminal at Piazzale Roma, the logistic heart of the city. It runs every 7 minutes, from 7 am to 11 pm. The fare is 1 euro (automatic ticket machines).

Alilaguna waterborne transportation: the service connects the Stazione Marittima to Piazza San Marco. The route is the Blue line, and it makes the following stops: Stazione Marittima – Giudecca, Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky – Zattere – Piazza San Marco – San Zaccaria – Arsenale – Lido, Santa Maria Elisabetta – Bacini – Ospedale – Fondamente Nove – Murano, Colonna – Aeroporto Marco Polo (and vice-versa). The one-way ticket to San Marco costs 8 €, the return ticket costs 15 €; the ticket to Murano costs 10 €, and the return ticket 18 €.

Water Taxi: most important private taxi companies are:

Radiotaxi  Venezia e Mestre +39.041.5952080,

Veneziana Motoscafi   +39.041.716922/767/544,

Venice water taxi +39.041.5229040,

Cooperativa taxi Serenissima +39. 041/5228538 – 041/2412626,

Consorzio motoscafi Venezia +39. 041.5222303,