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This page provides information on how to reach the conference venue and on how to move around in Venice. The waterbus (vaporetto) is the main public transport around the city centre and to the islands. At Lido public buses are available.

Information about the visa to enter Italy can be found here.

Important points:
  • 1) Venue PALAZZO DEL CINEMA – PALAZZO DEL CASINO’: Address: Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 1861 – 30126 Lido di Venezia
  • 2) Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta – S.M.E. : Lido water bus terminal and connection with public buses
  • 3) Piazzale Roma: Venice centre bus and car terminal
  • 4) Venezia Santa Lucia railway station

Map travel information with Important points

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Point 1: Venue PALAZZO DEL CINEMA – PALAZZO DEL CASINO’
Address: Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 1861 - 30126 Lido di Venezia


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Point 2: Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta - S.M.E.
Lido water bus terminal and connection with public buses


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Point 3: Piazzale Roma
Venice centre bus and car terminal


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Point 4: Venezia Santa Lucia railway station

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The public transportation companies are:
  • Alilaguna, connecting Marco Polo airport to Venice center and Lido
  • ACTV, main bus and waterbus service
  • ATVO additional bus service

We recommend to visit the relevant websites before planning your stay in Venice and Lido as you can find all needed information on best means, prices, routes, touristic and cultural visits. Consider also the possibility to purchase tickets and/or cards online in order to avoid queues and benefit of some discounts. Please visit the VENEZIA UNICA web site for all details.

See the complete map of waterbus routes here:  ACTV navigation service map ,
and the corresponding timetables: ACTV navigation timetables

Venice is served by the Marco Polo International Airport. A smaller airport, the Antonio Canova Airport, located in Treviso, about 25 km from Venice.


Marco Polo International Airport

Web site: link


There are several services that run from the Marco Polo International Airport to Venice and Lido.

Upon arrival, exit the airport baggage claim area. On your left you can find a public transport tickets office for all kinds of transportation.

public transport tickets office

Should you find a long line at the ticket office, you can use the automatic ticket machine, spread around the arrival area of the airport

tickets office

Service Alilaguna (RECOMMENDED)

Water transport to Lido and Venice. Red or Blue Line to Lido and Venice and Orange line to Venice only. There is only one stop at Lido: Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta).

  • Travel time to Lido S.M.E.: 57mn (Red), 1h6mn (Blue)
  • Frequency: 30 minutes
  • Ticket price: € 15,00

From arrival level, go up to departure level and follow the indication "water transport".
You can find a ticket office also at the dock.

Vaporetto Water Bus
Ticket vaporetto


Find the appropriate departure dock for your waterbus according to your destination.

Departure dock list

Once reached Lido, the Conference venue (palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò) can be reached:
  • by walk: about 15-20 minutes;
  • by bus Line V (every 20 minutes). The ticket (€ 1,50) can be purchased at the ACTV ticket office in Lido S.M.E.
ACTV
Bus to Piazzale Roma (Line n. 5 orange and white bus) and then water transport ACTV line n. 5.1 (Landing stage E), n. 2 (landing stage D) or 6 (landing stage E) to Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta)
  • Travel time: 1h20 (20 minutes by bus + 1h by boat)
  • Frequency: 15 minutes
  • Ticket: € 14,00
ACTV tickets can be purchased on the bus only at night.
ATVO
Bus to Piazzale Roma in Venice (blue bus) and then water transport ACTV line n. 5.1 (Landing stage E), n. 2 (landing stage D) or 6 (landing stage E) to Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta)
  • Travel time: 1h20 (20 minutes by bus + 1h by boat)
  • Frequency: 30 minutes
  • Tickets: € 6,00 (for the ATVO shuttle) + € 7,50 for the water bus
Schema Piazzale Roma

We suggest you to pay attention to the line number as well as the letter of the landing stage (dock) from which you will take your waterbus. Be aware that there are different docks and you should enter the right one, according to the line that you will choose ( timetable from “Piazzale Roma” to “Lido”).

Private Taxi Boat
Web site: Link
Private Taxi Boat to Lido and to Venice centre:
  • Travel time: 40 minutes
  • Rates: approximate cost € 120,00

The boat can host up to 10 people depending on the number and size of luggage. The taxi can be booked at the stands in the arrivals lounge. You can get off directly at the venue (Darsena del Casinò).


Treviso Airport


Treviso Airport is about 25 km from Venice. In order to reach Lido, one must reach Venice (Piazzale Roma) first and, from there, take further connections to Lido. ATVO or flight company busses connect to to Piazzale Roma.

Once you get to the airport baggage claim area, you find the ATVO automatic ticket machine. There is also an ATVO ticket office in the arrival area (open from 7:30 to 22:30).

Tickets can also be bought online: link .
ACTV
Water transport. From Piazzale Roma to Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta): line n. 5.1 (dock E), n. 2 (dock F), n. 6 (dock E) or n. 1 (dock D) to Lido S.M.E.
Schema Piazzale Roma

We suggest you to pay attention to the line number as well as the letter of the landing stage (dock) from which you will take your waterbus. Be aware that there are different docks and you should enter the right one, according to the line that you will choose ( timetable from “Piazzale Roma” to “Lido”).


Once reached Lido, the Conference venue (palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò) can be reached:
  • by walk: about 15-20 minutes;
  • by bus Line V (every 20 minutes). The ticket (€ 1,50) can be purchased at the ACTV ticket office in Lido S.M.E.

From Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Lido SME

Very important: REMEMBER TO GET OFF AT VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA, NOT AT VENEZIA MESTRE

For information on times and destinations please visit:

From the Santa Lucia railway station, take further connections to the conference venue, at Lido, using public waterbus.
ACTV water bus docks are in front of the station.


Point 4: Venezia Santa Lucia railway station Maps Travel P4
ACTV
Schema Train station S.Lucia Boat docks outside the train station.

From Venezia Santa Lucia to Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta): n. 2 (landing stage B, only on summer), line n. 5.1 (landing stage C), or 1 (landing stage E) to Lido S.M.E. (Santa Maria Elisabetta).

Private Taxi Boat

Web site: Link
From Santa Lucia train station to Lido SME, you can also use a Private Taxi Boat

  • Travel time: 30 minutes
  • Rates: approximate cost € 90,00
The taxi can be booked at the stands outside the railway station. The boat can host up to 7 people depending on the number and size of luggage. You can get off directly at venue (Darsena del Casinò).


Once reached Lido, the Conference venue (palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò) can be reached:
  • by walk: about 15-20 minutes;
  • by bus Line V (every 20 mn) for a 10mn journey. The ticket (€ 1,50) can be purchased at the ACTV ticket office in Lido S.M.E.

Information at hand

Where to buy tickets : ACTV bus and waterbus tickets can be purchased:
  • on line from VeneziaUnica website;
  • on site at the VeneziaUnica ticket offices at the Santa Lucia Railway station:
    • automatic ticket machine at the landing stages (check list); 
    • Venezia Unica ticket offices at the Ferrovia ‘S.Lucia’ and ‘Scalzi’ docks (check list); 
    • Temporary Info Point outside the main entrance to the railway station– during certain periods of the year.

If you are accommodated in Venice, it is not recommended to reach the city by car.
On the other hand, Lido has a car access through Ferry boat (Line 17) from Tronchetto ( timetable ).


Once at the Lido, the Conference venue (Palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò) and most of the hotels can be reached by car.

WATERBUS

During the conference working days, a free dedicated waterbus service will transport participants accommodated in Venice directly to the venue (Darsena del Casinò) in Lido.

10 May: UPDATED WATERBUS TIMETABLE
"please note that some changes occured"


This waterbus service will operate with the following schedule:
Date Route, stops, schedule
14 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.15-7.25) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.30-7.40-8.10) – Giardini Biennale (7.35-7.45-8.15) - Lido Darsena Casinò (7.55-8.05-8.35)
Lido Darsena Casinò (19.45-20.00-20:20) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – (Piazzale Roma, only 20.00 departure)
15 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.40-8.00) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.55-8.15-8.35) - Giardini Biennale (8.00-8.20-8.40) - Lido Darsena Casinò (8.20-8.40-9.00)
Lido Darsena Casinò (21.55-22.15-22.35) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – (Piazzale Roma, only 22.15 departure)
16 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.40-8.00) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.55-8.15-8.35) - Giardini Biennale (8.00-8.20-8.40) - Lido Darsena Casinò (8.20-8.40-9.00)
Lido Darsena Casinò (19.00-19.15-19.40) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – (Piazzale Roma, only 19.15 departure)
17 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.40-8.00) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.55-8.15-8.35) - Giardini Biennale (8.00-8.20-8.40) - Lido Darsena Casinò (8.20-8.40-9.00)
Lido Darsena Casinò (14.00-14.20-14.45) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – (Piazzale Roma, only 14.20 departure)
18 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.40-8.00) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.55-8.15-8.35) - Giardini Biennale (8.00-8.20-8.40) - Lido Darsena Casinò (8.20-8.40-9.00)
Lido Darsena Casinò (18.45-23.20-23.45) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – (Piazzale Roma, only 23.20 departure)
19 May 2018 Piazzale Roma (7.40-8.00) - San Zaccaria Monumento (7.55-8.15-8.35) - Giardini Biennale (8.00-8.20-8.40) - Lido Darsena Casinò (8.20-8.40-9.00)
Lido Darsena Casinò (13.15-13.30-14.00) – Giardini - San Zaccaria – Piazzale Roma, only 13.30 departure)

BUS

Free dedicated daily buses are also arranged from the Hotel Venezia2000 and from Centro Morosini to the Conference venue. These buses have a frequency of about 10-15 minutes and run in the following time intervalsin the morning before the sessions and in the evening after the sessions.

Date Time Route, Schedule
13 May 2018 From 8.45 to 10.00 From Centro Morosini (8.45, 9.00, 9.15, 9:30,9.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 18.00 to 19.30 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (18.00, 18.30, 19.00) to Centro Morosini
14 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 19.45 to 20.45 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (19.50, 20.20) to Centro Morosini
15 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 21.45 to 22.45 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (21.50, 22.20) to Centro Morosini
16 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 18.50 to 19.50 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (19.00, 19.30) to Centro Morosini
17 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 14.00 to 15.00 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (14.00, 14.30) to Centro Morosini
18 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 18.30 to 20.00 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000/Excelsior

From Casinò/Cinema (18.40, 19.10) to Centro Morosini
From Centro Morosini (19.30) to Excelsior
From 23:00 to 24.00 From Excelsior to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000

From Excelsior (23.10, 23.40) to Centro Morosini
19 May 2018 From 8.15 to 9.15 From Hotel VE2000/Hotels/SME to Casinò/Cinema
From Centro Morosini (8.15, 8.30, 8.45) to Casinò/Cinema
From 13.30 to 14.10 From Casinò/Cinema to Hotels/SME/Hotel VE2000
From Casinò/Cinema (13.20, 13.50) to Centro Morosini
  • Dedicated transportation from Venice S.Zaccaria leaves from the deck in front of Hotel Wildner (see Google Maps image)
  • Lido Darsena Casinò: deck behind the Palazzo del Casinò
  • P.le Roma: deck B “Scomenzera” (see map)
  • Giardini: deck “Giardini Biennale”
Schema San Zaccaria (Pietà)
Schema Piazzale Roma deck
example vaporetto Example of waterbus

The bus stops are at the following spots (see the map):

  1. Departure from Hotel Residence Venezia 2000 (in front of the hotel).
  2. Stop at Hotel Viktoria Palace (in front of the hotel).
  3. Stop at Hotel Villa Mabapa (50 m. to the left of the hotel).
  4. Stop at SME (Santa Maria Elisabetta). The stop is located near the boarding lines 5.1 and 5.2. Same stop as Bus line 11
  5. Stop at Hotel Ausonia & Hungaria (in front of the hotel)
  6. Arrival to Palazzo del Casinò/Cinema

The first departure will be at 8:15, then approximately every 15 minutes.

There will also be a dedicated bus connecting Centro Morosini and the conference venue. The first departure from Centro Morosini will be at 8:45 on Sunday 13 May and at 8:15 the following days. It takes 10-15 minutes to reach the venue. The first departure in the evening will be at the end of the sessions.

The QM waterbuses and buses can be recognized by the conference logo. The buses will also show the text “QM2018” on the display. Your badge will be requested for boarding, but if you are not yet registered, you can board without pass.

Schema Lido Bus