Venice is a beautiful and welcoming city, but travel can be complex and advance planning is strongly advised.
Transportation in Venice is different from most cities.
Venice has no ground transportation, only waterbuses.
Lido has ground transportation (buses, cars and bicycles), but the routes do not go beyond the limits of the island.
Please read this page carefully before booking your travel and stay.
If you are coming from abroad, plane is the fastest mean of transportation to reach Venice.
Marco Polo international airport (VCE) in Venice is the third Italian largest international hub after Rome and Milan. Venice airport is served by all major airlines with a network of over 100 destinations in the world (North America, Europe, Middle East).
The second Venice airport, Treviso Sant’Angelo (TSF), hosts all main low cost airlines, to grant European budget transfers. It is located 30 km further from Venice.
From the airport, Treviso Airport bus express takes you to Venice Piazzale Roma.
From Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport, take the Alilaguna waterbus to either Lido or Venice.
There is a covered walkway from the airport to the Alilaguna waterbus station on the departure level of the airport.
Are you arriving from other Italian cities or from the nearest countries (Austria / Slovenia / Switzerland)?
Enjoy a journey by train: reaching Venice by train is a suggestive journey as crossing Ponte della Libertà offers a first glimpse of the city from the sea.
Venice railway station (Venezia Santa Lucia), facing the Grand Canal, is one of the main train stations in Italy and serves both national and international routes.
Venice can be easily reached from any main city in northern Italy even by car, but till one given point! Then, it is all about walking!
Follow indications to Venice; take the only road connecting the mainland with Venice island (Ponte della Libertà) and arrive in Piazzale Roma, where parking garages are available
It is not possible to drive farther this point. Venice is a pedestrian island!
** it is possible to arrive in Venice Lido by car, by taking the FERRY-BOAT from Tronchetto (app. 40 minutes) Click here to check schedules and prices
Lido is an island, so, either you come by plane or by train, you’ll have to take a water bus to reach the venue.
Both the airport and the railway station have vaporetto lines leading to the Lido main pier, Santa Maria Elisabetta (SME).
The network of public waterbuses is very efficient and getting to the Lido isle is easy from any part of the city.
A Vaporetto pass for the duration of the conference can be purchased upon the registration to the conference and it can be used for the days of the conference.
Remember to flag and purchase it upon your registration.
A single trip ticket costs 9.5 EUR.
Tickets for public transportation must be bought before you board.
Throughout the city you will find many ticket offices, as well as at the airport and at Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta.
Public transportation (waterbuses and regular buses) run all night, but few runs are guaranteed.
Visit the official website of public transportation in Venice ACTV or download the application Chebateo to check timetables and fares.
Regular buses on Lido
> waterbus tickets are valid also on regular buses on Lido (75 min from first validation)
> if you need to move on Lido, you can purchase 1 regular bus ticket EUR 1.50
There are taxis within Lido and watertaxis in Venice and between Venice and Lido.
Watertaxis are very expensive (around 100 EUR/ride) but can take up to 10 people, so they can be a reasonable choice if you share costs in a large group.
Contact the Organizing Secretariat