You can reach Venice by plane, train and bus.
You can fly either on Venice Marco Polo airport or on Venice-Treviso Canova airport. The majority of intercontinental flights arrives at Venice Marco Polo airport. Both airports are connected to Venice island via a direct bus service. Alternatively, you may choose to get to Venice by train or by water taxi.
From Venice Marco Polo you can take the ACTV Aerobus line 5 that will take you to Venice in about 25 minutes. Tickets (€8 one-way and €15 two-way) can be purchased directly at the airport (just look for an ACTV/Aerobus ticket booth), but you can visit this page if you wish to book your tickets in advance. This airport is connected to the main island also via water taxi. Just follow the directions to Alilaguna services once you come out of the arrival hall (10 minute walk) – tickets (€14 one-way and €27 two-way) can be purchased at the water taxi station or online and you will reach Venice in about 35 minutes. If you choose this latter option, the nearest stops to the Conference venue are San Tomà and Ca’ Rezzonico.
From Venice-Treviso Canova you can take the buses provided by Barzi Service that will take you to Venice-Tronchetto in about 40 minutes. Tickets (€12 one-way and €22 two-way) can be purchased directly at the airport (just look for a Barzi Service ticket booth). Please note that Barzi buses terminate at the bus parking lot just outside Venice, from where you will need to take the People Mover train to the main island (that is just a 10 minute ride). This airport is also connected by bus to Venezia-Mestre train station (MOM Service, line 6). However, please note that from Venezia-Mestre you will need to take a train to Venezia S. Lucia station.
GETTING AROUND IN VENICE
The fastest way to get around in Venice is walking. However, finding your way can be very tricky, especially if you do not know the city. Regardless of the airport you arrive at, if you travel to Venice by train your journey stops at Venezia S. Lucia station or, if you travel by bus, your journey stops at Piazzale Roma.
To reach the Conference venue, you can take the water taxi (lines 1, 2 or 6) to San Tomà stop, from either Piazzale Roma or S. Lucia station. A one-way ticket is around €7. From San Tomà stop it is then just a 6-8 minute walk to the Conference venue.
You will find many convenient accommodations for your stay in Venice. Since walking around in Venice always takes a bit of time, we suggest you look for an accommodation in the Dorsoduro or Santa Croce areas – this way you will be no more than 15-20 minutes away from the Conference venue. Below you can find some suggested hotels that are nearby Campo Santa Margherita.
Friendly Rentals Ponente
Hotel Ca’ Nobile Corner
B&B Venetian Experience
Margherita House Venice