ACCESSIBLE VENICE BY TRAIN
Venice has two railway stations: Santa Lucia and Mestre. Both stations have ramps and toilets accessible for disabled people as well as a service center called CAD (Assistance Center for Disabled Travellers).
CAD can provide you with ticket information as well as reservations for disabled seats on trains. Moreover you can request personal assistance to help you get in/out of trains and/or stations, take you to a connecting train or take you up or down the stairs in wheelchair lifters or elevators (in stations with facilities).
ACCESSIBLE VENICE BY PLANE
If you want to go to Mestre, you will have to take bus 15 which also provides you with these same services.
At the airport, there are service centers for disabled travellers.
Disabled travellers can ask for assistance, free of charge, to help with check–in formalities and boarding of the plane.
The airport has wheelchairs and staff especially dedicated to these services.
See more at: www.veniceairport.it
VENICE ACCESSIBLE BY CAR
ACCESSIBLE VENICE BY SEA
– The Cruise Port
– The Ferry Port
– The Hydrofoil Port
GETTING AROUND VENICE
- Public Transport Services
Boat transport is free for the wheelchair–bound
- Boat services
Lines 1 and 82 cover the majority of routes in the city, and can carry up to two wheelchairs at a time, always with personal assistance.
- Bus Services "Bus Facile"(Easy Bus)
Venice City Council has created a transportation service for the disabled, to help them get around the city and its surroundings. Depending on your request, minibuses, cars and boats with facilities for the disabled are available. Transport can be arranged for trips of all different purposes: for education, for work or for leisure. To get to the city of Venice, disabled people can also request personal assistance to accompany them from their home to where the means of transportion is located.
Renting cars and motorboats
In Mestre and in Venice, you can rent a vehicle (a driver is available at request) equipped to transport disabled people (cars, minibuses or motorboats), but this must be reserved several days in advance.