University of Venice

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Venice University
(Venice, Italy)

The best way to explore and get around Venice is on foot because this gives visitors the opportunity to enter and roam the piazzas and the narrow streets of the city. Exploring the city on foot can take less than an hour because the city has many shortcuts across alleys that people can take to get to their destination.

Travel by Air

Visitors going to Venice by plane arrive at Marco Polo Airport, located on the eastern edge of the city lagoon. From the airport, visitors can take various modes of transportation to get to the city or the university. They can take an ACTV bus marked number 5, which leaves every 30 minutes, to go to the city centre. They can also take ATVO buses, waterbuses, taxis, and water taxis to get to the city. However, these are more expensive than taking the ACTV bus.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Cars are banned in Venice. However, you can easily access Mestre which is a nearby town (A 15-minute lasting trip by train across the land bridge) and from Mestre you have the option to explore the region's charming countryside.

A few car rental companies are represented in the town of Mestre. The best way to arrange car hire is by pre-booking it online. The convenient, reliable and efficient online service offers the best rates from various reputed hire firms including National, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz.

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Car Parking

Cars are not permitted on the island of Venice However, visitors who still choose to travel by car from the mainland can park in the Tronchetto car park or the Piazzale Roma car park. However, they should be prepared for long queues and high parking fees. Parking at popular parking spaces run by the city is cheaper than parking at private garages.

Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

Travelling by train is also an option to get to the city. Visitors can get off at Santa Lucia train station, from where it is easy to take other modes of transportation such as a water taxi to get around the city.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

There are two types of buses in Venice: the regular road buses that cover the area adjacent to the town of Mestre on the mainland, including routes from nearby Padua, and the vaporetto or water buses. Visitors can take either, but it is more exciting to travel around the city riding a vaporetto. They travels along the Canal Grande and cover significant parts of the city. Tickets for the vaporetto are valid for one hour, and they can be purchased at shops and landing stages.

From the airport, visitors can go to the city centre and the university by taking a public bus marked number 5 that usually leaves every 30 minutes. They can also take a direct bus (ATVO) from the airport that usually leaves every 20 minutes.

Travel by Ferry

Venice has a busy ferry schedule that includes local ferries to nearby islands and long distance routes to the far side of the Adriatic. The four terminals are; The Venezia Ferry Terminal (connecting Venice to the mainland), The new Venice Marittima Ferry Port Terminal (all destinations), The Terminal S Marta (local) and The I S Basiliocan Terminal (Croatian and northern Adriatic destinations). Destinations include, Pula, Porec, Rovinj and Piran in Croatia and Solvenia (between 2 and 5 sailings a week), as well as Igoumenitsa, Patras and Corfu (services almost daily).

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Travel by Taxis

Taxis, the regular four-wheeled variety, also operate in the city, usually in Piazzale Roma. Just like buses, the taxis in Venice also come in two forms: the regular road taxis and water taxis in the form of motorboats.

From the airport, visitors can take the taxi to get to Santa Lucia, and then on foot to the university. It is the fastest but the most expensive way to get around the city. Water taxis are expensive, too, but they are worth it because they offer a unique and breathtaking tour of the city. From the airport, visitors can easily take a water taxi to get to anywhere in Venice.

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