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Directions to cruise port from:
Luggage Storage in Venice
Directions to cruise port from Marco Polo International Airport:
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).
- ATVO bus: 3 euros
- Walking is free
- ATVO bus: About 25 minutes
- Walking: About 20 minutes
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).
- Alilaguna boat: 13 euros
- Walking is free
- Alilaguna boat (Line A (Linea
Arancio)): About 42 minutes
- Walking: About 30 minutes
- 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.
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
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.
© 2010 Olivier Wagner