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How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

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How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

My train is going to arrive at Ve. Mestre at 8:58am on 8th Aug. Could anyone please advise the public transport route from the station to St. Mark's Square, where I will be taking a tour of the St. Mark's Basilica, among other things?

No favourable tickets, in terms of time and date, were available for the S. Lucia station, so it was either Ve. Mestre or no Venice for me. I'm returning via the S. Lucia station though.

Thanks.

Edited: 10 July 2013, 16:48
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1. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

Take a train from Mestre to Santa Lucia and take the Vaporreto right in front of the station, when you come out of the station, to Saint Marks Square stop.

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2. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

Line 1 is best as it takes you down the Grand Canal,

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3. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

Many thanks for such quick advice.

@mothergirl Should I purchase a ticket from Mestre to S. Lucia beforehand (if possible that is) or availability is not an issue?

@sophie Sorry I am yet to set foot in Italy, so may sound daft with my queries, but by line 1 are you suggesting the same train route as mothergirl from V. Mestre to S. Lucia?

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4. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

Hi, no you do not have to prepurchase and by line 1 sophie8 meant vaporreto (water bus) line 1 in Venice the island city itself.

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5. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

No the Vaporetto which is a Water Bus,,from Santa Lucia Station to San Marco, , cost €7 which you can buy at the Vaporetto stop, just outside the Station

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7. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

Many thanks to all you guys for your kind and helpful advices. With my non-existent and my wife's rudimentary knowledge of Italian, I am hesitant to plunge into the tour without adequate and important information such as these.

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8. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

But not all line 2 go to San Marco some only go to Rialto,

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10. Re: How to go from Ve. Mestre to St. Mark's Square?

About 10 minutes more on line 1,