There are, they say, a hundred times to get to Rome. Well, there are just as many ways to get to Venice for a memorable Venice vacation. You can really travel to Venice in any mode that suits you. You can drive alone, take a bus or train, fly down or even come here by boat. The choice is yours. Let me give you more details that may be relevant.
Car Rental – This is probably the least attractive considering the fact that you cannot drive in Venice and that you will have to pay a considerable amount to park your bikes during your Venice vacation. If you want to drive, using a rental car is better. Parking, as I mentioned, is expensive in Venice. But it is much cheaper if you park your car in Mestre and take a train to Venice. Locals leave every five to ten minutes and parking costs you a fraction of what Venice would be.
If you decide to get to Venice, Italy by train, be sure to continue to the last stop – Santa Lucia. The great thing about Santa Lucia is that it is located right on the Grand Canal and right in front of the train station you will be able to pick up the vapor or the water bus. Be careful not to go down to Mestre.
If you are flying to Venice for a Venice vacation, you will land at the Marco Polo Airport, where all scheduled carriers will land. The airport is about 13 kilometers from Venice and is connected by buses, shuttles and private taxis – naturally, prices are rising in the same order. Parco polo is well connected and has flights from just about anywhere you can name it. You can search online or speak with your travel agent to find cheap flights to Venice, Italy.
As I said earlier, you can also come to Venice by cruise ship for your Venice vacation. They arrive at the port of Venice. You will receive a free shuttle ship from the cruise ship to Piazza San Marco.
A unique aspect of Venice is its car-free nature. It may take you a while to get used to walking everywhere without worrying about switching. If you spend some time in the city, remember that the rest of the world is not so safe!
A romantic way to travel to Venice is to use the cabin lift, but this can be expensive, usually costing 75 euros or more per hour. Be sure you know what you will be charged for and don't hesitate to bargain. There are also sharing gondolas where you pay much less, but they are more for travel than romance!
Fortunately, Venice is also a city you can see on foot. If you have time to spend and really want to get in town during your Venice vacation, this is the option we recommend.