Venice ferries connect Italy with Slovenia, Croatia, Greece with crossings available to Piran (in Slovenia), Pula, Porec, Rovinj & Umag (in Croatia), Igoumenitsa & Patras (in Greece) & Ancona (in Italy). Venice Ferry crossings are operated by Venezia Lines, Minoan Lines, Anek Superfast & Atlas Kompas and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 48 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 14 ferry crossings daily from Venice with sailing durations starting from 2 hours 30 minutes. Our Venice ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Venice the "city of canals", is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice in Italy. It comprises of over 100 islands, many of them linked by bridges and the largest criss-crossed by blue-green canals to facilitate the endless traffic - all of it floating. Located in the Venetian lagoon, a large inlet on the Adriatic Sea, Venice was founded in 421 AD. From 1000 AD to about 1630 AD, it was a powerful maritime empire controlling the spice trade and ruled by a succession of toughminded, and sometimes bloody, Dukes - or Doges as they were called locally. The city's incredible wealth found expression in gilded palaces and merchant villas lining the main thoroughfare, the Grand Canal. The personal wealth of the powerful enabled them to commission works from the finest Italian and foreign artists for the decoration of their palazzos, guild halls and churches. It is the legacy of this civil munificence which attracts art-lovers today.
Venezia Lines Ferries depart from San Basilio Terminal while Anek Lines depart from the newer Fusina terminal. San Basilio Terminal is at the end of Zattere area, approximately 500m from San Sebastiano Church. Venice is linked to mainland Italy through 3 distinct areas known as: Piazzale Roma bus station, Tronchetto, and the Santa Lucia Railway Station. These are the only areas in Venice which can be reached by car. You can also park your vehicle in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto, but please remember that parking in Venice can be very expensive. For more information on parking please www.asmvenezia.it.
Tronchetto and Santa Lucia Railway station are approximately 2km from San Basilio Ferry Port which can either be reached on foot or by using the ACTV 'Vaporetto' public Water line (black route) Route 2 (10-20 mins in duration). Once you get off the boat, you should take a left turn and cross a little wooden bridge, where you will find the San Basilio Ferry terminal.
Venezia Lines: San Basilio Port, 30123, Venice, Italy.
Anek Lines: Fusina Terminal, Via dell'Elettronica, 30176 Venice, Italy
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Venice Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Venice Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!