How to get to Venice Mestre Train Station

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Venice Mestre station information & facilities

Distance from Venice Mestre to city center
Distance from Venice Mestre to city center
6 miles (9.7 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 2, 3, 10, 15, 18, 25a, 31, 31H, 32, 32H, 33H, 34H, 43, 53, 86, N1, 8AE
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, EC, RJ, IC, EN, ICN, R, Italo
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport
6 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached via public transit with either the bus 25a in 25 minutes or bus 15 in 35 minutes.
Amenities at station
ATM
ATM
Located by Forexchange on the ground floor.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Provided by KiPoint and located on the ground floor.
Dining
Dining
McDonald’s | Chock Full O'Nuts | Puro Gusto | Juice Bar | Rossosapore
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Enterprise | SIXT | Locauto Rent
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the main concourse.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Full accessibility facilities, including toilets, ramps, wheelchairs, elevators and a mobility assistance center.
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Travel from Venice city centre to Venice Mestre train station

Venice plays the role of the administrative capital of a region in northern Italy called Veneto. It is Veneto’s most-visited city composed of 117 islands. Venice islands are separated by canals and connected by bridges. Venice was once an important military and financial centre. When you get a train to Venice you can arrive into Venezia Mestre train station, which serves as a gateway from Venice to other Italian cities. It is connected to Venice city centre, located 5 miles (8 km) away, by a railway bridge. However, buses also connect Venice city centre to Venice Mestre. Taxis and trains are the other travel options from Venice city centre to Venice train station. You can find details about trains to and from Venice Mestre on Omio and get informed about your journey on Omio The Window Seat.

How far is it from Venice city centre to Venice Mestre train station?

The distance you will travel from Venice city centre to Venice train station will depend on public transit. The bus covers 6.5 miles (10.6 km) from Liberta’ Santa Chiara in Venice city centre to Stazione Mestre FS C4. As the popular lines, Line 2 bus takes approximately 10min, while Line 43 takes around 15min. ACTV S.p.A provides both lines, which operate at a frequency of 15min. FlixBus, Blablacar Bus, Itabus also provide buses to the station. A shorter distance to the station is via the rail with trains covering 5 miles (8 km) and taking about 10min. As the main rail company, Trenitalia operates about fives train lines with 8986, RE 3614, 8919-27, RE 3498, and RE 16800 as the popular ones. All trains to Venice Mestre depart from Venice Santa Lucia in the city centre.

What is the best way to get to to Venice Mestre train station from to Venice city centre?

Take the train from Venice Santa Lucia if you want a fast and affordable mode of travel to Venice Mestre from the city centre. The train time from Venice city centre to Venice Mestre is about 10min. Several rail companies operate trains from Venice Santa Lucia, with Trenitalia as the popular provider. Line RE 3498, and RE 16800 are Trenitalia’s daily operating trains for the route, departing from Venice Santa Lucia every 10min. Except for Line RE 16800, the other two lines travel non-stop. Line RE 16800 will have one stopover at Venice P.Marghera.

Where are the airports in Venice and how to get there?

Venice has two main airports, Venice Marco Polo Airport and Treviso Airport. Venice Marco Polo Airport is more popular and is situated 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from Venice Mestre. Buses are the only public mode of transit from Venice Marco Polo Airport. ATVO S.p.A bus company runs Lines 25A/21, 12, 25a, and 17 every 1h from Stazione Mestre FS to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Line 25A/21 and 12 are direct buses, while the rest are connecting buses that will require a transfer to a Line 5 bus at Venezia or Galilei Darsena. A direct bus from Venice Mestre to Venice Marco Polo Airport takes about 17min, while a connecting one takes about 45min.

The journey from Venice Mestre to Treviso Airport, a distance covering 15 miles (24 km), is also serviced by bus only. ATVO S.p.A is also the provider with only Line 351 bus making the trip every 2h. It departs from Venezia Mestre Hotel Plaza and arrives at Treviso Airport after approximately 45min. Passengers can also board the Line 351 bus to Venice Marco Polo Airport since it stops at the airport before reaching its final destination. You will spend about 25min on the taxi from the train station to Treviso Airport.

How accessible is Venice train station for those with limited mobility?

Passengers with limited mobility can fully access amenities at Venice Mestre. Access ramps and escalators are present at appropriate areas in the station. Ramps are also available at train doors to help the disabled easily access the train for their journey. The toilets at the station have wide doors for wheelchair accessibility and supporting rail for support and stability. You can request a wheelchair at various station locations to use within the station. Venice Mestre staff are trained in offering quality care services to any disabled passenger at the station. They can help you get around or provide directions around the station. The staff offer a lending hand in carrying your luggage and boarding your trains from Mestre to your destination. They will also help you find suitable travel to your final destination from this Venice train station after your train arrives.

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Mestre Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Venice Mestre

Rail passengers have the luxury of booking early night trains in Venice. While most trains operate during the day, a few trains leave and arrive at the station early at night. The ticket offices at Venice Mestre are operational from 5:50 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two train companies provide overnight trains in Venice with modern amenities and comfortable sleeper cars.

Travelling by train in Venice: Sustainable journey

One way to travel sustainably to and from Venice is by train. While transportation comprises a large percentage of emissions and global warming, rail travel is a cleaner alternative transport. Trains utilise energy more efficiently than cars due to traction systems and regenerative breaks. The large train passenger capacity also enables it to transport many passengers while burning little fuel. The energy efficiency of trains means emissions will be low and global warming reduced.

Local tips: Venice train station points of interest

Venice Mestre train station has retail units at the platforms and inner concourse for your shopping needs. You can stock up with drinks and food for your train journey from the various restaurants and cafes at the station. These include local Italian restaurants and international restaurants. A food court is on-site if you prefer to eat at the station. Platform 1 has clean toilets, and you can get connections from Venice Mestre train station to Venice airports and Venice city centre. The station has cashpoints and lounge areas as well. Venice Mestre train station is close to tourist hotspots that you visit during your transfer or before your departure. Some of these hotspots include:

  • The Neoclassical Duomo di San Lorenzo
  • Central Piazza Ferretto
  • Statua dell’Immacolata
  • Bowling Venezia
  • Limosa Guide Naturaliste

What to do in Venice

Venice is the capital of Veneto, a region in Italy. It is popular for its 117 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Start your Venice adventure at the St. Mark’s Basilica, one of the most famous buildings in the city. It is one of the renowned buildings in northern Italy with an important religious significance. The front façade has artwork, sculptures, and ornate details from earlier years. Not far from the building is St. Mark’s Square, the most popular piazza.

Tourists at the square can also appreciate buildings important to Italy’s and Venice’s history, like Dodge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Campanile. Visit the largest Venice canal, Canale Grande, connecting one side of the city to the other. Art enthusiasts should head to Gallerie Dell’Accademia for fine artworks from the pre-19th century. Beach lovers will certainly have a memorable time in Venice. Lido is one of the most-visited Venice islands with a beautiful beach, restaurants, hotels, and shops.

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