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Flying to Venice

Airlines operating direct flights to Venice from the UK include British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair. Cheap flights to Venice are available out of the main summer period, although you can find year-round bargains by shopping around with budget airlines. There are no direct flights from the USA.

Flight times:

From London – 2 hours; New York – 10 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 10 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Travel by road

Summary:

The main road route into Venice is the A4, although once travellers arrive in Venice, driving is no longer possible. Most vehicles taken as far as the city are parked at a car park in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto. Parking at these locations is expensive, so travellers often opt to park in Mestre on the mainland and continue their journey by train or boat.

Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways, 90/110kph (56/68mph) on country roads and 50kph (30mph) in urban areas. All those without an EU licence must carry an International Driving Permit. A Green Card is useful, though not compulsory for EU nationals.

The Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) (tel: +39 06 491 115; www.aci.it) provides a useful advisory service and can deal with breakdowns.

Emergency breakdown service:

Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) (tel: +39 803 116).

Routes:

The main route is the A4, which passes through Turin, Milan and Padua before arriving at Venice. There is good access to this road from connecting routes to other major cities, including the A13 from Bologna and the A1 from Florence, Naples and Rome.

Coaches:

Eurolines (tel: +39 0861 199 1900; www.eurolines.it) provides coach services to cities across Europe. ATVO (tel: +39 0421 5944; www.atvo.it) operates a more local service and stops in Treviso, Verona, Padua and Milan from the Piazzale Roma.

Travel by rail

Services:

From London – 2 hours; New York – 10 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 10 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Operators:

From London – 2 hours; New York – 10 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 10 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).

Journey times:

From London – 2 hours; New York – 10 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles – 14 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 10 hours (including stopover); Sydney – 25 hours (including stopover).