Change trains here, or commute to the city center.
Venezia Mestre Station is a "through station" on the Venetian mainland, near the railroad bridge that leads to Venice's historic center. You'll use it if:
- You're arriving or departing on a long-distance express train that doesn't call at Venezia Santa Lucia, the terminus station in the city center, or...
- You're staying in Mestre or Marghera, and you're commuting to Venice by train.
Things to know about the station:
Venezia Mestre isn't a large station, but it's a busy one, with about 500 trains per day.
The stazione is on the edge of downtown Mestre. It has the usual range of station services, including a left-luggage office and a small buffet.
- From Venezia Mestre, it's a 10- to 12-minute train trip to Venezia Santa Lucia in Venice's historic center. Trains run often from early morning until late evening.
- Track 1 (used by many Venice-bound trains) is next to the station building. To reach other platforms, use the tunnel at the station's south end. (The tunnel has another entrance on the Marghera side of the railroad tracks.)
- The ATVO "Fly Bus" from Venice Marco Polo Airport arrives and departs in a cul-de-sac just beyond the left or south end of the station.
- If you're staying in Mestre, consider booking a room at the
Best Western Hotel Bologna,
Tritone. These hotels are directly across from the station.
(For other places to stay, see our Mestre Hotels page.)