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Directions to cruise port from Marco Polo International Airport:

By Bus:

ATVO provides a bus service between Marco Polo International Airport and Venice Piazzale Roma for 3 euros. The bus stop is located between the departure and arrival areas. Make sure that you board the bus to Venice Piazzale Roma.

Most cruise lines (including Costa and NCL) provide free shuttles from Piazzale Roma to their cruise ship. Taking the free shuttle to your cruise ship is recommended. It is nevertheless possible to walk from Piazzale Roma to the cruise port (as described below in the "Venezia Santa Lucia train station" section).

Venice Cruise PortPrice:

  • ATVO bus: 3 euros
  • Walking is free

Venice Cruise PortTime required:

  • ATVO bus: About 25 minutes
  • Walking: About 20 minutes

 

By Boat:

You may also get to the cruise port by Alilaguna boat. You can find step by step directions to get from Marco Polo's terminals to the Alilaguna port at Europe for Visitors (the Alilaguna port is past the water taxis). A map and schedules can be found here. The most sensible way to get to the cruise port is to take line A (Linea Arancio) to Guiglie, which would be a 42 minutes boat ride and then walk to the cruise port by passing by Venezia Santa Lucia train station and Piazzale Roma.
(alternatively, taking line R (Linea Rossa) all the way to Tronchetto would bring you right next to the port in a little less than 2 hours).

Price:

  • Alilaguna boat: 13 euros
  • Walking is free

Time required:

  • Alilaguna boat (Line A (Linea Arancio)): About 42 minutes
  • Walking: About 30 minutes

or

  • Alilaguna boat (Line R (Linea Rossa)): About 1 hour and 45 minutes

 

Directions to cruise port from Venezia Santa Lucia train station:

First of all, when coming to Venice by train, make sure that your train is going to Venezia Santa Lucia Station and not Venezia Mestre Station. Venezia Mestre Station is on the continent - so if your train is going there, you would have to transfer to another train at Venezia Mestre Station in order to reach Venezia Santa Lucia Station.
You can find schedules on either Tren Italia (Italian train company) or Bahn's website (DB Bahn is the German train company but their website provides comprehensive trains schedules throughout Europe)

From Venezia Santa Lucia Station, walk accross the Santiago Calatrava Bridge in order to reach Piazzale Roma. Most cruise lines (including Costa and NCL) provide free shuttles from Piazzale Roma to their cruise ship (or you can cross the bridge into the cruise port).Taking the free shuttle to your cruise ship is recommended. It is nevertheless possible to walk from Piazzale Roma to the cruise port.

If you decide to walk, you may find Mediterranean Cruise Ports Easy's page to be useful as it provides detailed directions as well as photos along the way, please note however that their directions are reverse (from the cruise port to Venezia Santa Lucia Station).

The People Mover train, which opened in April, 2010, offers quick (and wheelchair-accessible) connections between Piazzale Roma, the Marittima cruise terminal, where passenger ships arrive and depart. (Caveat: The Marittima station is located just outside the Marittima port entrance, which means that passengers need to walk to or from their ships.) and the Tronchetto parking island, which has indoor and outdoor parking for thousands of cars and is also the arrival point for most tour buses.

Venezia Santa Lucia ; Santaiago Calatrava Bridge ; Piazzale Roma ; Venice Cruise Port ; Train Station

Venice Cruise PortPrice:

  • Walking is free

Venice Cruise PortTime required:

  • About 25 minutes

 

Luggage storage in Venice:

The cruise terminal has a luggage storage office. As of last notice, the opening hours were from 9am to noon and from 3pm to 5pm, but hours vary by season or day.
If you want to store your luggage in the city before going to the cruise terminal, you may find luggage storage at Piazzale Roma in front of the ACTV ticket office (next to the Pullman Bar). Otherwise, look for the deposito bagagli office in the arrivals hall of the Marco Polo airport or Santa Lucia railway station.

Alternatively, you can get your luggage delivered to your cruise ship. The Cooperativa Portabagagli di Venezia offers a luggage transfer service from the S. Lucia station to cruise ships, at a cost of Euro 5.00 per luggage. If you wish to use this service, contact them directly inside the train station. In order to ensure that your luggage is correctly delivered to your cabin, please make sure that all luggage items are correctly labelled with the labels provided by your cruise line (included with your cruise ticket). If you do not have these labels with you, we strongly recommend that you do not use this service.

 

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