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Sally30 Oct 13th, 2004 01:06 PM

Venice Airport to Train Station
 
Any suggestions on the cheapest but not terribly inconvenient way to get from Venice airport to the main train station for a train to Vicenza? I'm traveling alone and with one bag but will be getting off an overnight flight so I don't want anything too confusing for my tired brain. Also, does anyone know whether there are lockers/bag check at the train station where i could leave a carry-on suitcase so I can walk around Venice a bit before heading out? thanks

ellenem Oct 13th, 2004 01:13 PM

I think the cheapest way is a bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma, which is across a bridge from the train station (SL, not Mestre). There is a left luggage room at the station.

Andre Oct 13th, 2004 01:25 PM

Sally,

here's the bus service you need:

http://www.atvo.it/eng/airport.php?l...id=1&var=v

This takes you to the Mestre train station - faster and more convenient than the Santa Lucia (SL) station.

For train schedules:
www.trenitalia.com

Hope this helps,
Andre

clevelandbrown Oct 13th, 2004 01:33 PM

If you want to walk around and look at Venice, you will have to get to Santa Lucia station, not Mestre. There are actually two airports that serve Venice, but both, I believe, have bus service to Mestre. I know Marco Polo does.

I would take the bus to Mestre, then catch a train into Santa Lucia and do your sightseeing from there; its right on the grand canal.

LoveItaly Oct 13th, 2004 01:51 PM

clevlandbrown. Venice recently completed their new airport.
I have not been back to Venice since than. A question. You state there are two airports that serve Venice. Did the "old" airport become a local airport (i.e. In Milano Milpensa for international and Linate for local flights).
I had wondered what happened to the old airport.
Any info you can give me would appreciated.
Thanks.

Sally30 Oct 13th, 2004 02:14 PM

Thanks for the information. I'll be flying into Marco Polo. I see from the trenitalia link that both train stations have trains to vicenza. It also sounds like there are buses to both stations. So I guess if I decide to look around Venice before heading out to Vicenza, the best bet is to go to the Santa Lucia station which is in the city center. Do both stations have left luggage rooms? are they safe? i am not traveling with valuables but want to make sure i have my clothes!

clevelandbrown Oct 13th, 2004 03:23 PM

Loveitaly,

I first went there after Marco Polo was redone, but I believe it is where the airport was before, just rebuilt. The other one I've read about is Treviso, which serves some of the discount airlines, like Ryanair. Marco Polo is a very nice airport, small and easy to find your way around in.

LoveItaly Oct 13th, 2004 06:10 PM

clevlandbrown, ok now I understand. Thanks so much for answering my question, appreciate that.
When I arrived at the Venice airport last time the new one was being built.
The Treviso airport - have not been there but aware of it.

Fodor's is great isn't it? We can all share our knowledge.

Thanks again.

ira Oct 14th, 2004 10:21 AM

Hi sally,

>if I decide to look around Venice before heading out to Vicenza, the best bet is to go to the Santa Lucia station which is in the city center. Do both stations have left luggage rooms? are they safe?<

The SL station is near the head of the grand canal. You can take a vaporetto or walk to the Rialto bridge, San Marco and other sites. I suggest you walk down and take the vaporetto back to the station.

There is a left luggage office. It is safe.


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