Venice ferries connect Italy with Slovenia, Croatia, Ionian Islands, Greece with crossings available to Piran (in Slovenia), Pula, Porec, Rovinj & Umag (in Croatia), Corfu (in Ionian Islands), 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 47 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 16 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 is a famous city on the northeast coast of Italy, located in the Veneto Region and resting between the Po and Piave Rivers. The port of Venice is used as the gateway to neighbouring countries including Slovenia, Croatia and Greece, as well as domestic crossings around Italy.
Few places are more romantic than Venice in the summer. If you were to scan the streets in the midst of August you would find couples being serenaded on a gondola, families feeding each other gelato in the classy restaurants and locals enjoying a glass of vintage wine underneath the rays of the afternoon sun. The entirety of the city is a wave of beauty and elegance, and Canal Grande is the emblem of Venice; water taxis weave between the picturesque canals, fascinating the onlookers who are delighted to tick the remarkable spectacle off their bucket list. The hidden gem lying in the Grande Canal is the reflection from the water – the breathtaking Venetian buildings break out from the beautiful skyline – offering a wonderful mirage of colour and architecture.
Whilst the Grande Canal may bogart much of the attention, various other notable landmarks elevate the city into worldwide regard; Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco showcase incredible structures and architectural ingenuity, and St Mark’s Square is a wealth of beauty in itself. After a long day traversing the canals and wonderful buildings, enjoy some quintessential Italian cuisine at one the high quality restaurants, with seafood typically being the day’s speciality.
The lack of cars make transport more simple and environmentally friendly than in other cities, with many choosing to travel by foot. Walking around the charming streets can be exhausting, so to save time and energy, hop in a water taxi.
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
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