Santa Lucia is one of the two train stations within the perimeters of beautiful Venice. Santa Lucia Train Station is the largest and the more popular of the two and its location, near the city centre, makes it a perfect way of reaching Venice, especially for tourists.
About Santa Lucia Train Station:
Interesting to know:
Even though Venice is renowned for its historical building, its main train station, Santa Lucia, is one of the most modernist looking constructions in the city.
It was completed in 1952, after years of working at this project and after many changes of the plans.
There are 16 platforms available and 30 million passengers are using them each year.
Santa Lucia is the terminus station for the famous Venice Simplon Orient Express
Useful to know:
Left luggage office is called “deposito bagagli” and it is situated near track 1.
The public toilets are situated in front of Track 1.There is a charge for using them, so you will need to have Euro coins. For those of you who traveled via Santa Lucia Train Station in the past, the luggage lockers near the toilets are not in use anymore.
Currency Exchange office is located on the ground floor and is opened from 6 30 AM to 11 PM. If you are hungry, this is the place to be as well. In this case, look for the “Buffet” sign”, it’s huge, and located under the arrival and departure board.
At the backside of Santa Lucia Train Station, there is a plaza which borders the Grand Canal, where you may find the water bus- the public transportation on water.
In order to get from the train station the the airport, you will need to take the Azienda Transporti Veneto Orientale, from Piazzale Roma. These shuttle buses leave for the airport every 30 minutes and a trip also lasts not more than 30 minutes.
Hotels near the Santa Lucia Train Station:
When it comes to accommodation, you will have to choose carefully, because the options are numerous.
La Locanda di Orsaria, Venice, is only 0.10 km away from Santa Lucia Train Station and offers superb interior design and all the services you would expect from €80 per night.
A bit further, 0.13 m away from the station, there is another 3 stars hotel, Hotel Abbazia with prices starting from €80 per night, only minutes walking away from Piazzale Rome parking area. It is housed inside an ancient monastery complex, in the historical centre of Venice, thus offering an excellent starting point to your exploration of the city.
Antiche Figure Venice is also a nice choice, the hotel, located on the Grand Canal, only minutes away from the train station. This hotel is a bit more expensive, with prices starting at €99. Services include currency exchange, baby sitting and air conditioner, to mention just a few.
Be careful for the water taxis, their owners are specialized in tricking tourists! Water taxis are very expensive and they may not be of much help to you anyway, if your destination (for example, a hotel), is not located on a canal.
Address: fondamenta Santa Lucia 300121 Venezia