"The Port of Venice...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!"
Getting from the Venice port to the center of Venice or St. Marks square seems to be the buzz of the dining room a few days before your Mediterranean cruise ship reaches the port.
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 water shuttle boats.
Then again there are those who say they will just walk to Venice...and use the Venice people mover. By now, you're completely confused and have no idea what you're doing.
But now that you've 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...
These are all the factors to consider that will help you in deciding which transport to take when getting from the Stazione Marittima Venice cruise terminal to Venice St. Mark's square.
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:
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! Read more...
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. Read more about using vaporettos in Venice...
Click here for the Map of Venice Stazione Marittima and Piazzale Roma!
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. Read more about using Venice waters taxi...
Now, I have to put things into perspective for you: on any given day there are a couple of cruise ships in Venice Marittima Cruise Port. It gets busy. Very busy. And everyone is trying to find a water taxi. Can you imagine the frenzy that happens when taxis don't manage to operate fast enough for thousands of passengers looking for them?
That's why, if you're sure you want to use a water taxi to get you downtown Venice, it would be very smart to book one online, way ahead. This will save you lots of time and ensure you have a completely stress-free stay in Venice.
Actually, it is my job to make things easier for you, this is the whole purpose of this site. That is why I have found this private water taxi service for you at our trusted partner, Viator: Venice Private Arrival Transfer by Water Taxi: Cruise Port to Central Venice. It has fantastic 4 1/2 stars ratings.
You will get...
But don't take my word for it, we asked previous cruisers what they thought of the service...
'We were met at the cruise port. The gal was very friendly and helped us with our bags as we took them across St Mark's square to our hotel. Thank God she was there to help us - we had no idea where we were going and it had been flooding in the square when we were there!! We will definitely do this the next time we go to Venice. Totally worth the extra money!! First class service and it was completely private as we were the only passengers aboard the transfer boat.'
Robert M, The USA
'I would recommend this excellent service to anyone who is arriving in Venice for the first time. It is very hard to find your own way around Venice at first as it is a real maze of lane ways, streets and campos.'
Gail C., the USA
I am so glad we arranged this transfer. We were met at the port by a lovely lady who was a joy!! This is the way to go when you need a hassle-free disembarkation and hotel transfer! Well worth the cost!
Sheree.capstick, the USA
To book and read more reviews go to Venice Private Arrival Transfer by Water Taxi. It will make your day in Venice smooth and hassle free and just like everyone else, you'll be glad you did it. Once done with the booking, you will get the confirmation within 24 hours. After that, you will be sent a voucher that you can present to the company representative in either the paper or electronic form.
If you are fit and have lots of time on your hands, it's easy and enjoyable to walk all the way into Venice and use the Venice people mover. Read more...
Also, 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 want to taste Venice bite by bite… you can do it all.
Hotels in Venice - HotelsCombined.com allows you to instantly search and compare room availability and prices from all major travel websites!
Viator Venice Tours and Shore Excursions - Compare prices to the ship offered shore excursions and book your own tours online!
VENICE ITALY ARTICLES TABLE OF CONTENTS
From PORT OF VENICE to Mediterranean cruise ports easy
4. Capri ferry
10. Livorno Italy
13. Naples to Capri
16. Messina Sicily
17. Pisa Train
18. Visiting Pompeii
19. Pompeii forum
20. Port of Piraeus
22. Venice vaporetto
23. Venice water bus
24. Livorno map
25. Getting to Zadar
27. Walk Venice
28. Mykonos beach
29. Tourist information Lucca Italy
30. Pomepii homes