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Questions on my site are about how to get from Mestre to Venice. I’m your guide because my visitors have their hotel in Mestre.

And I provide Venice Information which will save you money. I offer personal answers and others can give tips about their Travel Experiences. You choose better Accommodation and will get the best tips, do’s & don’ts. 

First, a good thing,,, a hotel outside Venice is not a bad idea, because the transport connections to Venice are well organized. No worry! Read on this page how to get... 

...From Mestre with the Tram to Venice

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 the most essential locations in Mestre. Probably even near your hotel. 

To travel cheaply from Mestre, it is better to purchase...

...Tickets with a Day Travel Card

A bus or tram ticket is each time € 1,50 when you buy it at a ticket machine. On board of 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 7.50 per ticket), you better buy a Tourist Travel Card. You can use all public transport (not to the airport) of the company ACTV.

The options are;

  • 23,00 € - 1 DAY TRAVELCARD
  • 33,00 € - 2 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • 43,00 € - 3 DAYS TRAVELCARD
  • 63,00 € - 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD

In this modern time, you can also use your smartphone to scan before entering the bus or vaporetto boat. Buy your Travel Card tickets online.

From Mestre to Venice with the ACTV buses

The ACTV transport company is the public transport service in and around Venice. And you should know, Venice itself has no roads for cyclists, cars, and 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 (also in English).

Mestre to Venice with bicycle

Another great thing to do is simply book a Bike Tour. My surprise was that it was possible, but you can really book a bike tour in Venice. 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! You go to Lido with a guide and much more, more info.

From your hotel in Mestre you can travel...

...With the Train from Mestre to Venice

Mestre to Venice with the train

Taking the train to Venice? Just take the train to Venezia Santa Lucia station. It is a great thing 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.

A single train ticket between 'Venezia Mestre' and 'Venezia st. Lucia 'costs 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 (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 stops at the Venezia Mestre train station. From Mestre, you can go anywhere in Italy, also with the train to Rome. For schedules and reservations visit (even in English).

Traveling from Mestre to Venice you need to have...

The easy options from Mestre to Venice

  • ACTV bus line no. 2 (Mestre train station) direction VENEZIA :: 15 minutes, 7 stops € 1.50
  • ACTV bus line no. 4L (Mestre Centro) direction VENEZIA :: 16 minutes, 8 stops € 1.50
  • ACTV bus line no. 5 (Mestre Centro) direction VENEZIA :: 17 minutes, 9 stops € 1.50
  • Bus ATVO line no. 10A direction Favretti :: 13 minutes, 1 stop € 3.50
  • Bus ATVO line no. 25 direction Aeroporto Marco Polo :: 10 minutes, 1 stop € 3.50
  • Tram no. T1 from Mestre Centro direction towards VENEZIA :: 22 minutes, 9 stops € 1.50
  • Train from Venezia Mestre Train Station FS towards Venezia S. Lucia train station :: 15 minutes and 1 stop € 1.35
  • Taxi (road) to Piazzale Roma :: 13 minutes € 20.00 t / m 25.00
  • Car :: parking at St. Mark, 12 minutes drive from Mestre parking fee more than € 33, - a day
  • Bicycle. At Venezia Mestre train station you can rent bicycles. A fixed fee of € 15.00 and after 60 minutes € 1.00 every 60 minutes. You can also book a Bike Tour to see more of Venice and its surroundings. Unique! My surprise was that it was possible, but you can indeed schedule a bike tour in Venice. You go with a guide to Lido and much more. Maybe it doesn't help you to go from Mestre to Venice, but it indeed an excellent activity in Venice. Decide for your self >
  • Walk from Mestre Centro to Venice :: 120 minutes
  • Walk from Mestre Train Station to Venice :: 100 minutes

*The € 1,50 prices are the prices for publick transport if you buy them in a ticket machine or another authorized reseller. If you purchase your ticket in the bus or in the tram, the price is double. 

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Always prepare well to check the hotel's website. All hotels have information on how to reach the hotel from the Airport and how to reach Venice. Keep note of the hotels near the train station in Mestre. They have higher rates. 

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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