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Mestre is located 6 miles from Venice. Besides buses and trains, there is also a tram service. I prefer the tram as the best transportation from Mestre to Venice. It has stops at essential locations in Mestre. Probably even near your hotel.
If you want to travel cheaply from Mestre, it is better to purchase...
A bus or tram ticket costs € 1,50 when you buy it at a ticket machine. On the bus or tram, it is € 3,00. The price is low, but if you want to combine it with the vaporetto boats in Venice (EUR 9.50 per ticket in the machine), you better buy a Tourist Travel Card. You can use all public transport (not to the airport) of the company ACTV.
Tourist Travel Card:
To use public transport in Venice, you can purchase these tickets. Price of 1 ticket € 9,50 (75 minutes) in the machine or ACTV desk. Or online via Tiqets.com €12,50.
The ACTV transport company is a public transport service in and around Venice. And you should know the city has no roads for cyclists, cars, or buses, so there are no bus connections to the hotels in Venice.
The bus coaches do not go beyond Piazzale Roma. From here, you can continue with vaporetto boats on the water. To check the schedule of the buses, go to www.actv.it (also in English).
Another great thing to do is simply book a Bike Tour. My surprise was that it was possible, but you can book a bike tour in Venice. Unfortunately, cycling is not allowed in Venice, but you will cycle around the historic center.
Discover the origins of the city during this fantastic cycling excursion! Then, you go to Lido with a guide and more info.
From your hotel in Mestre, you can travel...
Are you taking the train to Venice? Just take the train to Venezia Santa Lucia station. It is excellent if your hotel is near the train station in Mestre. With the trains leaving every 15 minutes, you are in no time in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Venice.
When you buy a single train ticket between 'Venezia Mestre' and Venezia Saint Lucia' it will cost you around EUR 1.35.
Conversely, all trains from Venice stop at Venezia Mestre train station. From Mestre, you can travel anywhere in Italy, including the train to Rome. For schedules and reservations, go to www.Trenitalia.it (even in English).
"My hotel in Mestre is not near the train station… How do I get there?" Don't worry, the public transport around Venice is well organized.
And almost all hotels are near a bus stop to connect you with Venice or the Mestre railway station. For example, Bus no. 2 runs from the train station in Mestre to Piazzale Roma in Venice.
The other way around, all trains from Venice stop at the Venezia Mestre train station. From Mestre, you can go anywhere in Italy, also by train to Rome. For schedules and reservations, visit www.Trenitalia.it (even in English).
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*The € 1,50 prices for public transport if you buy them in a ticket machine or another authorized reseller. The price is double if you purchase your ticket on the bus or tram.
Always prepare well to check the hotel's website. All hotels have information on how to reach the hotel from the Airport and reach Venice. Also, keep note of the hotels near the train station in Mestre. They have higher rates compared to other locations.
If your hotel is not within walking distance of the train station, you need a local bus or a private hotel shuttle bus that often costs money to Venice.
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