Venice port has two ferry terminals, both situated at the waterfront of this lovely Italian city.  San Basilio Passenger Terminal is within the walking distance from this popular and romantic city’s landmarks while Fusina Ferry and Cruise Terminal is a bit further away, easily reachable by local water taxis and Vaporettos.

Ferries to and from Greece, and Croatia all arrive and depart from here. From Venice, you can get direct international overnight crossing to Greece as well as short, fast catamaran crossings to Istria in Croatia.

The alternative international ferry ports are in nearby Trieste and further south in Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi which are ports to get a direct ferry to Greece.

Ferry terminal in Venice, Italy
image: Fusina Ferry terminal in Venice, Italy

Ferry Crossings to and from Venice

Here is a table with details of all ferry crossings to and from Venice. You can sail from here to/from Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras in Greece, to/from Porec, Umag, Rovinj, and Pula in Croatia, and to/from Ancona in Italy.

Ferry routes from Venice

Venice to Greece

Ferry CrossingsCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per weekCrossing DurationBooking
Venice – CorfuGreeceAnek Superfastweekly24 hrsget price
Venice – IgoumenitsaGreeceAnek Superfast & Minoan/ Grimaldi Linesweekly25 – 27 hrsget price
Venice – PatrasGreeceAnek Superfast & Minoan/ Grimani Linestwice a week22-35 hrsget price

Venice to Slovenia

DestinationCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per weekCrossing Duration
VenicePiranSloveniaVenezia Linesseasonal – April to October2 hrs 45 min

Venice to Croatia

DestinationCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per weekCrossing Duration
VenicePorec, Pula, Rovinj, UmagCroatiaVenezia Linesseasonal – April to October3 hours

Venice to Pula, Rovinj, Porec, and Umag ferries run by VeneziaLines and AtlasKompas are the only direct ferry crossings to Croatia. However, there are some indirect ferry options to consider:

Venice to Italy

DestinationCountryFerry CompanyFrequency per weekCrossing Duration
VeniceAnconaItalyMinoan Lines46 hrs

Getting To Venice Ferry port

There are two ferry terminals in Venice:

  • San Basilio Passenger Terminal, from where all fast ferries to Slovenia and Croatia arrive and depart
  • Fusina Ferry Terminal from where all car ferries to/from Greece arrive and depart.

It is good to know that Venice is connected with the Italian mainland by tree points that have access to cars: Piazzale Roma Bus Station, Tronchetto, and by Santa Lucia Railway Station.

Getting to San Basilio Passenger Terminal

This terminal is located in Zettere area, on 15 minutes’ walking distance from the city center. The address is San Basilio Terminal, Venezia Terminal Passeggeri, Venezia, Italy. See all detailed locations on the below map.

from Venice Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is on about 30 minutes bus ride from the city center. Get a bus no 5, shuttle bus, or Venezia Express bus to Piazzale Roma Bus Station. From Piazzale Roma, walk to the terminal or, if you have heavy luggage, take a Vaporetto water taxi to San Basilio.

from Bus Station

The main city bus station in Piazzale Roma, where all buses arrive. It is just about 15 minutes walk from San Basilio or a few minutes ride by water taxi Vaporetto line 2.

from Railway Station

From Santa Lucia train station, which is about 2.5 km away from the terminal, take 10 minutes local Vaporetto line 2 to reach the ferry. The alternative is to walk, which should take about 30 minutes.

Getting to Fusina Ferry Terminal

This terminal is located in Fusina area, outside of the city center. The address is Terminal Fusina, Via Moranzani, Venezia, Italy. See all detailed locations on the below map.

from Venice Airport

Get from the airport to the city centre and then take Terminal Fusina water taxi circle line (info below)

from Bus Station

Take bus no 16 from Venice to Fusina (check timetables and buy your ticket here) or get a Terminal Fusina water taxi circle line – check schedules and info here

From Railway Station

Take Terminal Fusina water taxi circle line from Zettere area, as above.

Terminal Fusina (above) and home page

Video

Above video: arrival in Venice with views over the city while passing by towards the passenger terminal

Luggage Storage in Venice Ferry Port

There is luggage storage in the ferry terminals, in the railway station and bus terminal as well as on several points in the city – see left luggage addresses, opening time, and details on the map here

Check-in, ticket office, ferry boarding

  • get to the ferry port at least 2 hrs prior to your departure
  • get your boarding pass in the ferry check-in office
  • you will pass the immigration procedure just before the boarding
  • for an orientation around the area, follow the well-placed and clear signs
  • San Basilio Terminal Check-in is at the ferry
  • Fusina Terminal Check-in for ferries to Greece is in the passenger terminal at the Grimaldi Lines/ Anek/ Minoan Lines desk.

Parking in Venice ferry port

Venice is a car-free city. Parking near the port is available for short and for long-stay parking such as Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto. There are several parking lots nearby ferry terminals, see the detailed map here

Port Map – Venice Ferry Terminal

check locations in the large map (link to map)

Hotels near Venice ferry port – Where to stay

Find the nearest and most convenient places to stay with easy access to the ferry terminals port at the link here.

Waterfront and cityscape with Venice landmarks, Italy
Waterfront and cityscape with Venice landmarks

What to do while waiting for the ferry

See this lovely documentary for an inspiration. The city is full of amazing architecture and lovely places to sit for a coffee or drink so you will be spoiled with the choice. Whether you have just a few spare hours or more, this city has numerous places that you can see and enjoy.

Further info, live webcams:

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