Venice has an airport from which you can easily reach the Most Serene Republic of Venice by regular water taxi. This was the name and title of Venice from the 7th to the 18th century. If you have booked a 5-star hotel, you will be picked up at the airport by water taxi. Otherwise, a vaporetto, the bus on the water, goes directly to San Marco Square. Ali Laguna is a private “airline bus” company whose tickets are not valid for the public vaporetto.
The train connections are very good. The is also a high-speed train-system once you are in the country. Within Italy you travel very well from north to south and east to west on a high-speed train with many different names. However, the connections to neighboring, northern countries are not yet with the fast trains. The Alpine Mountains are bothering and the current government is on the brakes, even though the European Union wants to pay half of the tunnel costs.
Be that as it may, a train ride takes you right in the middle of the city, where life is playing. Santa Lucia Train Station is located right on the Grand Canal. It’s always overwhelming to step out of the station and experience full Venetian life on the Grand Canal like a spectacle.
Right in front of the train station you can take a water taxi to arrive at your hotel with elegance. You can also travel on with the vaporetto, but then have to take care of a ticket (many different fares) and hustle a bit in the “Rush Hour.” Baggage better little and with wheels. The luggage also needs a ticket. If you have little luggage and are well on foot, then you can also walk to the centre in half an hour.
The last option is to arrive by car. A long bridge takes you to the island of Tronchetto with the huge parking lot under the sun or to the multi-story car park. You leave the car for the entire time of the stay there. The additional costs of about €25 per day are to be considered.
From Tronchetto you can take the vaporetto, a kind of water bus with which you usually get around Venice. New is a monorail that leads from Tronchetto to the railway station square-Piazza Roma. The monorail is called “peoplemover”.
The cruise ships dock at the port between Tronchetto and the Sestiere Dorsudoro.