How to reach the Conference
From Marco Polo International Airport
Once you land at the Venice International Airport, you can choose between the following options to reach San Servolo:
- Private Water Taxi (Airport » San Servolo)
You can take a private water taxi directly to San Servolo - from the airport to San Servolo it costs about 80.00 .
- Alilaguna Private Waterbus & Public line (Airport » San Marco » San Servolo)
The Alilaguna private waterbus service will take you to San Marco via Murano, the Lido, and the Arsenale. Tickets cost 12.00 and can be purchased in the arrival hall of the airport or directly on board. Boats leave hourly. For timetables and further information visit Alilaguna official website. Once you arrive at San Marco (stop called San Zaccaria),you must change to public transportation line n. 20 for San Servolo.
- Bus or Land Taxi & Public transport line (Airport » Venice/Piazzale Roma » San Marco » San Servolo)
From the Airport, to Piazzale Roma you can either take a bus or a land taxi to Piazzale Roma and then from there you need to catch a public boat to San Marco and then another one to San Servolo.
- ATVO buses
These blue buses run from the airport to Piazzale Roma and they leave from in front of the entrance of the departure hall. Tickets cost 3.00 and can be purchased at the ATVO stand in the arrival hall or directly on board. The service runs from 9.00 to 24.00 and takes about 20 minutes to reach Piazzale Roma. These buses are more luxurious and you are guaranteed a seat. For timetables and further information visit ATVO official website.
- ACTV Public bus n. 5
These orange buses run every half hour. The last stop is Piazzale Roma. Tickets cost 3.00 and can be purchased at the ACTV stand in the arrival hall. The service takes about 25 minutes to reach Piazzale Roma. You are not guaranteed a seat on this service. For timetables and further information visit ACTV official website.
Once you reach Piazzale Roma , you can take either the n. 1, n. 51, n. 41, n. 1 or n. 2 boat (not bus!), direction "Lido", and get off at the San Zaccaria boat stop (San Marco). At San Zaccaria boat stop (near San Marco) you must change to line n. 20 for San Servolo. It leaves from in front of the Londra Palace Hotel.
- From the historic Centre (Venice » San Servolo)
Once you are in the historic centre of Venice, the island of San Servolo can be reached either by public transportation or by private taxi. The public boats line n. 20 are hourly boats running to and from San Servolo. They leave from San Marco in front of the Londra Palace Hotel, Riva degli Schiavoni. Tickets cost 1.00 .
You can also arrive in Venice by car or by train:
If you bring a car to Venice, you will have to pay for a garage or parking space during your stay. The final places in Venice where you can leave your car are either at "Piazzale Roma" or "Tronchetto".
There are two options for parking at "Piazzale Roma", either in the Municipal Garages which cost 21.00 , or at the private Garage San Marco (next door) which costs 26.00 . both for 24 hours. To reach the Tronchetto parking area, as you come into Venice, follow the signs and turn right before "Piazzale Roma". Warning: do not be waylaid by illegal touts - often wearing fake uniforms - who may try to flag you down and offer to arrange parking and hotels. Instead, continue on until you reach the automatic ticket machines. Parking costs 21.00 for 24 hours.
(Do not leave valuables in the car. There is a luggage deposit office, open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., next to the Pullman Bar on the ground floor of the Municipal Garage at "Piazzale Roma")
Another solution is to park your car in front of the train station in Mestre. Parking here costs much less (around 5.00-8.00 per day), and there are frequent trains and buses (see ACTV web site for Bus n. 2) between Mestre and Venice-Piazzale Roma.
Venice has rail connections with every major city in Italy and the rest of Europe. The main train station, Stazione F.S. Venezia Santa Lucia, is on the Grand Canal in the northwest corner of the city. Some trains do not terminate at Santa Lucia, stopping only at the Venezia-Mestre Station on the mainland. So to get from Venezia-Mestre to Santa Lucia, or vice versa (a 10-minute trip), take the first available train, however there is a "supplemento" (extra charge) for travelling on Intercity and Eurocity trains, and that if you do not pay it before boarding, you are liable for a fine.
You can also check the European train schedule in case you are arriving by train from Europe or the Italian train schedule if you are getting to Venice from another Italian city.
From the train station to San Servolo. There are several choices from the train station to San Servolo. You can take either the n. 1, n. 51 or n. 2 boat, direction "Lido", and get off at the San Zaccaria (near San Marco) boat stop. At San Zaccaria you must change to line n. 20 to San Servolo. It leaves from in front of the Londra Palace Hotel.