The Venice cruise terminal buildings are the arrival points, if you are coming to the city by a boat.
Arriving by sea, you’ll access Venice via one of the three entrance points: Lido, Malamocco, or Chioggia.
Of these three, entrance to the lagoon via Lido is the gateway for most boats that transport passenger traffic, including cruises, ferries, speed boats, and yachts, crossing the Giudecca Canal to finally reach the Venice sea port terminal.
PHOTO: “Norwegian Gem” at the Venice cruise terminal.
When you approach the Venice terminal this route, you’ll also get an overview of the charming city from the basin of Saint Mark: St. Mark’s square, Punta della Dogana (old customs building), and the Giudecca Canal.
Alternatively, the harbor at Malamocco is reserved for merchant traffic, both commercial and industrial, while the port in Chioggia is also reserved for use as a passenger terminal, used mostly by boats en route to Croatia and Spalato, transporting also goods and vehicles on these routes.
Apart from arriving with a boat, the main maritime terminal within the historic center is easily reachable in several ways.
By land, one of the ways to get to the terminal is to take a taxi, or an ACTV bus, whose line n ° 6, for example, has a stop very close to Terminals.
You can also use the People Mover, a small electric train that gets you, in three minutes, to the terminal buildings from Piazzale Roma.
If your departure/arrival date is Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, you can take advantage of the free shuttle bus service between, to and from the terminals, available every 15/20 minutes.
By water, you can get to the terminals from various parts of Venice using ACTV public transportation, including Alilaguna motorboats and shuttle services between the maritime station (port) and St. Mark’s Square.
If you use a water taxi, you’ll recognize the available boat from their license numbers, written on a yellow band at the height of the boat’s window.
At the terminal building, there are several services available for for passengers, such as luggage storage.
If you’re looking for the Terminal information point/kiosk, these are located on the ground floors of the terminal 103, 107, 117 and Terminal Isonzo, and they are open on days of expected boardings and landings of passengers.
You can also reserve luggage services from Portabagagli Port of Venice company, on specific request, to get your luggage from the port to the train station Santa Lucia or any Venice hotel.