Venice Tips, Personal Experience and your Guide to Venice Italy
Across Venice there is the Lido island. With the vaporetto boat it takes 15 minutes to reach.
On my contact page I often questions about how to get from Airport to Lido; I go to Venice with my husband. How do we get from airport to the island Lido? We have a hotel on Lido (Hotel Le Boulevard).
can inform you exactly what to do.
The best and easiest option is from Treviso Airport with the ATVO-shuttle bus to Venice (Piazzale Roma).
There are almost no alternatives. And from Piazzale Roma you take the boat (vaporetto) no. 5.1 to Lido S.M.E. It leaves every half hour. To get to Lido from Treviso Airport it will cost you at least € 25, - p.p. for the bus and the vaporetto.
From Marco Polo Airport you can take easily the Alilaguna boat. At the airport there are sufficient directions how to get from the terminal to the Alilaguna boat.
I advise people to properly prepare for their trip to Venice. Especially if you are flying at Treviso Airport with cheaper airlines such as Ryanair. Travelers forget that they have to travel over 26 miles to get from airport to Venice.
Fortunately, public transport is well organized and Treviso Airport adjusted their service for tourists to Venice. However, when you return from Lido to Treviso it is difficult to arrive on time for your early flight.
Take into account two-hour travel from Lido to Treviso Airport. So, if your flight is before 9.00 am it is the best option to take a water taxi from Lido which takes you to Piazzale Roma. Vaporetto boats on Lido are active from 6:00 am, but water taxis are present.
From Piazzale Roma you take the ATVO shuttle bus to Treviso Airport. This service leaves from 5:30 am. The next one is at 6:00 pm. In the morning you need to calculate around 45 minutes by bus to Treviso.
From Treviso Airport to Lido the shuttle buses ATVO departure until 22.25 pm to VENEZIA. 1 return ticket costs EUR 22, -. If you buy more, you have discount. A return ticket for the ATVO bus, you can pre-order online ATVO tickets >
After midnight vaporetto boats are still operating to Lido. You can take vaporetto boat 1 or 5.1 (which is faster).
Another options is to take a taxi from Treviso Airport to Venice (Piazzale Roma). The costs are approximately € 90-100 per taxi. Taxis can be booked through www.cheaptaxis.nl/en. These taxis can also be booked the other way around from Venice to Treviso Airport.
If I choose a hotel outside Venice, then I prefer a hotel on Lido. After all it is the best experience because you are in the lagoon and with the vaporetto boat it is easy to reach St. Mark's Square. Hotels in Lido are relatively cheaper...
One major drawback with a hotel on Lido is the transportation from Airport to Lido. But as you read on this page, there are enough possibilities. Take into account it is two hours from Treviso Airport to Lido. Do you know why?
From Treviso Airport to Venice you can take the shuttle ATVO bus. Then you will arrive at Piazzale Roma. A return ticket costs € 22, -. A single ticket costs € 12, -. This price includes luggage. This is a 1-hour bus ride from Treviso. Continue to take the vaporetto boat to Lido. Take line 5.1 (Lido S.M.E.).
Luckily, from Marco Polo Airport to Lido you can arrive easily by Alilaguna boat to reach your hotel.
The hotel that I recommend in terms of price / quality is Byron Hotel on Lido. But you can also feel free to take another hotel. From Hotel Byron You walk in 10 minutes from the vaporetto stop ‘Lido S.M.E.’.
Another place to sleep on the island is Hotel Residence Venezia 2000. From the vaporetto stop in Lido it is a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk. You can also take the bus. The buses are driving on the main roads. You can take bus line 'A' direction P.le Rava - Ospedale al Mare take. You have to get off at bus stop 'D'Annunzio Fronte Civico 1. It is about 3 minutes by bus. Otherwise you can ask help from the bus driver… The driver knows your hotel for sure…
From Marco Polo Airport to Lido, it is preferable to take the Alilaguna boat. This is the fastest option from the airport.
It takes about 55 minutes to Lido island. Every hour there is a Alilaguna boat. You should take the blue route.
A return ticket for the Alilaguna costs about EUR 27, -. A single ticket costs EUR 15, -. These can be purchased in the arrival hall at Marco Polo Airport, but also at the place of departure Alilaguna.
Tip) You can buy a single ticket for Alilaguna when you return to the airport by using vaporetto no. 1 to Piazzale Roma (more than 1-hour journey). Then depart from Piazzale Roma (shuttle) buses to Marco Polo Airport. Note that a single ticket for the vaporetto costs € 7.50 and is valid on all vaporetto lines in and around Venice.
Another option is to take a water taxi from Lido to Piazzale Roma and then take the bus to the airport. The water taxi will cost between EUR 75, - and 90, - for one ride. So quite pricey. But you can use the water taxi up to 8 people and makes it cheaper isn’t it?
When your stay is at the island of Lido, it is convenient to buy a travel card.
You have unlimited use and this is perfect, since you have to cross the lagoon from Lido to Venice. And the card is also applicable on local buses in Lido.
I recommend buying the travel card after you checked into the hotel. At that time, you have a reasonable sense of how big Venice is and how to get exactly everywhere. And that's fine, you go get lost and that's the most fun. The Travel Card can be purchased at www.veneziaunica.it
You cannot use the travel card for the ATVO shuttle bus or the Alilaguna lines. As follows:
Tourist Travel Card:
I have a beautiful bike trail on my GPS but the last part is a bit tricky. The best is to cycle directly to the tronchetto quay in Venice and take the ferry to Lido.
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