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You might see lines of passengers waiting to book their shore excursion tours at any cost, thinking that is the only way of getting from the port of Venice to Saint Mark's square, from where all the main attractions are easy to reach.
So you may run to do the same and spend hundreds of dollars in the fear of being left stranded on the ship if you don't.
Later, you hear others talking of booking tickets for boats from the port of Venice and you have no idea whether they are talking of public transportation or something else.
In Venice, you may think it can get all so confusing with all these different kinds of boats: vaporettos (water buses), Venice water taxis you catch by the canals, water taxis pre-booked online, cruise line organized boats.
But now that you found Mediterranean-cruise-ports-easy, you'll finally find the answers to your questions, learn how to make an informed decision and choose the means of Venice transportation that is right for you!
But before you even consider transportation options and choose your way to reach downtown from your cruise ship, here’s a few things to keep in mind...
There are a few options when it comes to getting from the port of Venice to St. Mark's square:
Each one of them has its advantages and disadvantages, which we’ll tackle in these articles individually:
Taking a Cruise Ship Organized Water Bus - Most of the cruise lines will organize water boat transportation from the port of Venice to very close to St Marks square. Although these water boats look just like the regular Venice public transportation water buses... they are not. These boats are for the cruise passenger's use only and will take you straight to where you want to be with the least amount of walking!
Walking from the Venice port to the nearest vaporetto point - If you would like to kill two birds with one stone, you can connect a Grand Canal vaporetto (water bus) tour with getting downtown Venice. For that you will just need to walk from the Stazione Marittima Venice cruise terminal to the first public transportation stop on the Venice Grand Canal and that is by Piazzale Roma.On your way there you can now also use the Venice people mover which will cut your walking short a bit.
Taking a Venice water taxi - If money is not an issue, you can splash out and hire a water taxi for you and your group for the most personalized approach to Venice by water. If you keep in mind that a water taxi can take up to 12 people at a time, it might not even be a bad idea when you split the cost. You can see where to find the water taxi stand on our Map of Venice Stazione Marittima and Piazzale Roma.
And our Map of Venice Stazione Marittima and Piazzale Roma will help you find your way to the Grand Canal! No matter how far from Piazza San Marco, every little corner of Venice is interesting! Also, depending which route you take, you might get a little taste of how the real Venetians live!
Whether you like to jump “straight to the main meal” or wanna taste Venice bite by bite… you can do it all.
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