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Mestre to Venice – The Cheapest, Best & Most Convenient Options

Are you looking to travel from Mestre to Venice? We stayed in Mestre because hotels and hostels in Venice were much more expensive and of a lower standard for the budget we had.

While you can get a taxi from Mestre to Venice, the cost would defeat the object of staying outside of Venice and hiring a car isn’t really an option as there is little to no parking options in Venice, especially on a budget.

This really only leaves you with two options; either get the train or get the bus.

The train is a great idea if you’re staying nearby the Mestre station, however, we took the bus as we were able to get a pass for the entire duration of our visit that allowed us to travel from Venice to Mestre as many times as we desired.

At the time of writing the Venice travel card costs as follows;

?20 – 1 Day
?30 – 2 Days
?40 – 3 Days
?60 – 7 Days

These can be purchased from any of the ticket machines or online in advance at Tiquets.

view over a canal with boats tied up and houses lining the streets in Murano

Not only does this pass allow you to travel from Venice to Mestre it also allows you to travel on the vaporetti (water-buses) around Venice, Lido and the islands. Along with the buses around Venice centre, Mestre and Marghera.

2 Replies to “Mestre to Venice – The Cheapest, Best & Most Convenient Options”

  1. I loved Venice so much when I went before! This is really handy to find a more affordable way to go back – I would never have realised there was a handy ticket you can use to get in and get around when I was there! Especially when even if you stay in Venice- you will most likely have to get a water bus either way at some point!

    1. I don’t think many people realise how many ways you can save money or just get around easier until you are there or someone points it out. I hope this means you get to go back sooner than you thought 🙂

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