Easy tips on how to use Venice people mover transport, getting from the cruise port terminal to the people mover, hours of operation, ticket fees and fares etc.
What is Venice people mover?
Venice people mover, sometimes called the Venice monorail or tram, is a fully automated electric train that doesn't have a driver.
It started operating in April 2010, so If you haven't been to Venice for a while you wouldn't have seen it.
Why is it important for Mediterranean cruise guests?
It makes your getting around easier.
If you are not on one of the shore excursions in Venice you will want to get to the center of Venice somehow.
Of course there are many options on how to get from Venice cruise terminal to Piazza San Marco by boat:
But if you decide to walk Venice, it will make your getting to Piazzale Roma, which is where the Venice old city starts, much easier.
It is actually more important for people who are getting to the cruise ship from the Venice airport or from their Venice Italy hotels or vice versa.
One of the options when getting to the ship from Marco Polo airport is taking one of the buses to Piazzale Roma and then the people mover.
If staying in one of the hotels in Venice you can get some kind of water transportation to the last stop on Venice Grand Canal in Piazzale Roma and then the people mover to the port of Venice.
However, when you get off the Venice people mover at the Marittima Venice cruise terminal, unfortunately you are still at least 10 min walk away from your ship.
You wish there was an absolute hassle free transportation from the airport or your hotel straight to your cruise ship? Well, there is. Check our page on Viator boat transfers, Venice transport.
How can I get from my cruise ship to the Venice people mover?
Stazione Marittima Venice cruise terminal is quite big.
Some cruise ship berths are more distanced from the central square of the port and the main cruise terminal buildings, which you can see on our map of Venice.
Anyway, it can be up to ten minutes of walking when getting from your gangway to the Venice people mover stop.
Once you find yourself in Piazzale Roma, you will still need to either walk to Piazza San Marco for some 30-40 minutes or take one of the Venice vaporettos down the Venice Grand Canal.
How can I get from Piazzale Roma to my cruise ship?
No matter how you chose to reach Piazzale Roma, you will find the Venice people mover between the two carpark buildings in Piazzale Roma – it's a modern looking glass structure.
How many stops are there on the way to the cruise port?
Only one. Also, there is only one additional stop after the Marittima one and that is the Troncheto parking stop.
How long is the ride?
A couple of minutes.
Where can I get the tickets and how much is the fare?
You can get the tickets at the vending machines for either euro coins, paper banknotes or credit card. The fare is 1 euro per person one way no matter where you get off. When you buy the ticket, scan it at the entry checkpoing.
What are the operating hours of the Venice people mover?
Monday – Saturday 7am-11pm
Sunday and holidays April to October 8am – 10 pm
November to March 8:30 am – 9pm
Is the people mover wheel-chair accessible?
Yes, there are lifts inside the station buildings and they are accessible for people with disabilities.
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