Venice & the Venue

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.

Venice and Venice Lido

Venue address
Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, 1861, 30126 Lido

Plan your trip to Venice

by plane (VCE or TSF)

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). A dedicated desk will be set up in the arrivals hall at the time of IPAC’23 to assist attendees.

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 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.

by train (Venezia S. Lucia)

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. Reaching Venice by train is a suggestive journey as crossing Ponte della Libertà offers a first glimpse of the city from the sea.

by car

Venice can be easily reached from any main city in northern Italy.

  • from Milan 3h (highway A4/E70)
  • from Verona 1.5h (highway A4/E70)
  • from Florence 3h (highway A13/E53)
  • from Bologna 1.45h (highway A13/E53)

There is one road connecting Venice island to the mainland (Ponte della Liberta), at the end of which you will arrive in Piazzale Roma, where parking garages are available

  • Autorimessa Comunale
  • Garage S. Marco
  • Garage S. Andrea

It is not possible to drive farther this point. Venice is a pedestrian island.

You can also arrive in Venice Lido by car, by taking the FERRY-BOAT from Tronchetto (app. 40 minutes) Click here to check schedules and prices

Need to know

time zone

CEST — Central European Summer Time


EURO (eur)

electrical plug

types C, F and L

Weather averages

Minimum 13° Maximum 22° C

Getting to the Venue

Venice 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.
The network of public waterbuses is very efficient and getting to the Lido isle is easy from any part of the city.

From the main pier, S.M. Elisabetta to the Conference venue, you can take line “V” and stop in front of Palazzo del Casinò or lines A/B/C to bus stop “Gallo Morosini”.

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.

Public transportation

Waterbus “vaporetto”

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

Taxi and Water Taxi

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.

Need a VISA letter to enter Italy?

Please read the instructions on the dedicated page

Need Help?

Contact the Organizing Secretariat