WHERE TO FIND THE BEST VENICE CAR RENTAL DEALS?
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VENICE MARCO POLO AIRPORT
You can fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport, it is located about 20 kilometers from the historic center of Venice, it is connected by bus lines no. 5 and no. 15 that leave you in the center of Mestre. The main car rental companies are located at the airport, you will not have to leave their facilities, go to the different counters that you will find in the arrivals terminal.
VENICE TRAIN STATION «MESTRE»
Arriving by train: Venice has a great railway line operated by local, regional and high-speed trains. This is the time you need to get to Venice by train from the nearest cities and the main Italian cities:
From Verona: 70 minutes to 2.5 hours
From Milan: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
From Florence: 2.5 to 3.5 hours
From Trieste: 2 to 3 hours
From Rome: 4.5 to 7.5 hours (traveling overnight)
When you arrive by train, do not get off when your train stops at Venice-Mestre station. This station is located in an industrial suburb of Venice Mestre, a place not always pleasant to visit if it is not strictly necessary. (Not dangerous, just extremely boring.) Most trains will continue from Mestre, through the highway to the Venezia – Santa Lucia train station, here you can get off.
Remember that you can hire a rental car at the Venice station, the main car and van rental agencies have offices in their facilities, you just have to make a comparison in our search engine to find out the best offers and discounts. You will need a driver’s license and a credit card to be able to deposit the deposit.
VENICE, VISIT THIS CITY IN THE VENETO REGION
Venice since its origins has lived with water, it could be said that water is its natural environment, although the effect of high tides increasingly affects the foundations of houses and buildings. Venice is exposed to the effects of nature, which have forced the authorities to carry out highly advanced civil engineering projects to protect it from all these problems.
When you travel to Venice, you do not consider that you may need a car and you are surely right if your idea is to get to know Venice, but if you want to visit the region then you will need to rent a cheap car in Venice, to get around without depending on public transport.
One of the stellar moments of Venice is the carnival party where Venetians and tourists who visit the city live this moment with great intensity, the city is also known for its Venice film festival and its art biennale. If you are going to travel during the Venice carnivals we recommend you rent a car in advance, because they sell out quickly.
If you want to visit the most touristic places we can remind you that Venice has more than 50 churches, the most important, after the Basilica of San Marcos, are the basilica of “Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari”, “San Zaccaria”, “Santi Giovanni and Paolo” and that of “Santa Maria della Salute”.
It is also a city full of palaces such as: the Ducal Palace, Casa de Goldoni, Palazzo Mocenigo. If you go to Venice you should not only visit the palaces, its museums, the churches or the Jewish quarter, you also have to spend some time on the bridges, such as the Rialto Bridge, the oldest of those that cross the Grand Canal or the of the Sighs.
TRAVELING BY ROAD WITH A RENTAL VEHICLE FROM / TO VENICE
Getting to Venice with a rental car is easy as there are several highways that end in this city:
Highway A4: comes from Trieste and Turin.
Highway A27: from Belluno.
Highway A13: from Bologna.
Venice is also well connected with the state highways n°309 towards the Adriatic coast, n°14 to Trieste, n°13 and n°11 respectively to Treviso and Padua.
The only access to Venice accessible by car is known as Ponte della Libertà, a 4 km long bridge. Make sure you respect the speed limits, the parking areas are located in Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto, the price for parking the car is high and the available places are not always enough for all visitors. For this reason, it is better to park outside the city and reach Venice by bus or train.
If you decide to go to Lido with your vehicle you can use the ferry n ° 17 from the entrance of Tronchetto to S. Nicolò. The cost depends on the size of your car and includes the driver’s ticket only, you need to pay the fee Normal for passengers.
GETTING AROUND BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO VENICE
Getting there by bus: ACTV buses connect Venice with the surrounding areas such as Mestre and Chioggia, while ATVO buses operate throughout eastern Veneto. Tickets can be bought in Piazzale Roma. Access to Venice for all buses and minibuses is limited by a restricted traffic zone and is only allowed for those in possession of a VESTA pass. Several companies also offer links to major cities in Northern and Eastern Europe.