Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Travel from Venice Airport to Venice Mestre
Notices

Travel from Venice Airport to Venice Mestre

Reply

Mar 24th, 2012, 11:02 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 16
Travel from Venice Airport to Venice Mestre

Halo

If I would like to travel from Venice Airport (Marco Polo) to Venice Mestre, what is the cheapest and easiest way? I stay in hotel ( l'Affittacamere di Venezia ), 30171 Mestre Venezia (Italy) .
Jadan_Tan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 03:31 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,168
Bus
Ackislander is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:34 AM
  #3
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 9,648
this bus
http://www.atvo.it/index.php?lang=en&area=23&menuid=35
J62 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 04:44 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,056
The bus ticket machine is just where the bus departs from, straight out the terminal doors. No need to buy ahead.
tarquin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 05:47 AM
  #5
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,643
You do know that Mestre is a largely industrial suburb and noting whatsoever like Venice? A really poor choice for a place to stay.
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:16 AM
  #6
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 16
Hi nytraveler, seriously, the hotel looks fine and good.
Jadan_Tan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:19 AM
  #7
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks, J62!!!
Jadan_Tan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:20 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 20,292
nytraveler, the poster may have good reasons for his/her choice. It is not for us to say it is a poor choice.

It might have been kinder for you to say, "If you are visiting Venice, you should try to stay there instead if possible."
TDudette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:22 AM
  #9
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 7,083
Any hotel in Mestre is not as good as any hotel in Venice proper. You lose much of the experience of being in a city of canals, with no cars, no trucks. You've paid to go to Venice, why waste your money staying in Mestre?
Mimar is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 09:24 AM
  #10
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,672
While the hotel may look fine and good on paper, the surroundings will not be what you expect. Try to stay in Venice, Mestre is not a beautiful place and the hotel surroundings will likely be fairly industrial. As Mimar so wisely says, you are going to Venice, why settle for less?
mamcalice is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 10:23 AM
  #11
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 974
There is an express bus from the airport to Mestre station, but it looks like the bus #15 runs from the airport to within a block from your B&B (stop #22 on Miranese at Via Piave). If you take the express to Mestre station you would still be quite a way from your B&B.

The Venice airport website says to buy tickets at the A.C.T.V. desk in the terminal before boarding the bus - - ask about multi-day tickets that will include transportation in Venice, or before you go look at options for both land and water (vaporetto) fares here at the A.C.T.V. website:
http://www.actv.it/en/movingmainland/urbanlines

Here is the #15 bus map:
http://www.actv.it/pdf/piante_automobilistico/15-UM.pdf
dfourh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 05:07 PM
  #12
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 16
Thank you all!!!
If that's the case, I would re-consider about the hotel again.
Jadan_Tan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 05:30 PM
  #13
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,643
Mestre is on the mainland - NOT part of Venice. It is primarily industrial. I'm sure there are some decent hotels there for people on local business.

But from Mestre you will need to take the train to Venice each day, then the vaporetto - or walk - to what ever yuo want to see.

Why go all the way to see a unique city - then stay someplace else?
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Mar 25th, 2012, 08:41 PM
  #14
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,238
nytraveler - why be logical? People hate that.
Rastaguytoday is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:56 PM.