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How I Got In & Out of Venice

December 6, 2013

Venice is a nest for tourism and despite being so mysterious and seemingly remote, it can be approached in so many ways...
This time I took the cheap way to get in!

I arrived to Venice through the Treviso Airport (used primarily by low cost airlines).

If you travel to the Treviso Airport, you're more likely to spend less than if you'd pick the closer-located Venice Marco Polo Airport. The latter is served by major airlines, while the one near the small city of Treviso is served by a large number of European low cost airlines.

The larger Marco Polo Airport is overcrowded and getting out will normally take more time (more air traffic, more luggage, longer waiting lines). But it's closer.

The causeway linking Venice with mainland Italy has rail lines on it and it also serves as a wide bridge for road vehicles.

You can drive your way into Venice, take a bus or, you can arrive by train to the Santa Lucia Railway Station. From other parts of Italy it's as easy as a snap: rapid bullet trains can bring you right in!

My way to get int was like this: I took a low cost airline's plane to Treviso Airport and from there it took about an hour for the bus to get to Venice. We got across the causeway and stopped at Piazzale Roma, quite close to the (mentioned) railway station - which is just across the Santa Lucia bridge (architect of the bridge is Santiago Calatrava). I walked a bit and arrived at my Venice hotel.

If you choose to arrive by bus, don't confuse the Mestre bus station with Venice's . Mestre is a small town close to Venice, still on the mainland. You won't reach Venice until you cross a long bridge (causeway) above water. You can't miss the causeway and can't confuse it - it's the only way in by road vehicle of train.

Some of you might chose to arrive in by ship. Even huge cruise ships, but ferries and smaller boats too dock at Venice's port. Yes, the ancient city has a huge modern port annexed to it.

At the end, I got out the way I came in: bus from Piazzale Roma to Treviso Airport and from there I took of to Malta with Ryanair (awful flight!).

The Treviso Airport was overcrowded. I could barely find a seat to rest while I was waiting for my (delayed) Ryanair flight to Valletta, Malta.

I was struggling to find a good WiFi signal at the airport, but just couldn't grab any...

Even eating was quite difficult. Very few shops, not much selection to choose from. I chose the "good old" vending machines...

Treviso Airport

One of the worst airports I've ever been to... you can barely find a seat for sitting down, very few restaurants to eat at and it's overcrowded

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