At the southern end of the Lagoon, Lido is the largest of Venice’s islands, and has an eight-mile expanse of beach. Although sometimes used as an alternative to staying in Venice, Lido a is very popular day trip excursion. Apart from the beach, there is not very much else to see or do on Lido. Due to the size of the island transportation is not always necessary.
Unlike Venice, there are roads and vehicles on Lido. If you are exploring the area in Lido from the vaporetto (water bus) station to the public beach, you will not need transportation as the route is very walkable. There is a taxi stand at the station if you do wish to travel beyond the beach.
Vaporetto / Water Bus
In order to reach Lido from Venice, Murano or Burano, you need to take the vaporetto (water buses). The journey from Venice to Lido takes about 10-20 minutes depending on which part of Venice you depart. For Murano and Burano, the journey will take longer because they are further away, and the vaporetto of this route are usually bigger and slower vessels that carry more passengers. If you are taking the vaporetto frequently when you are at Venice, consider buying the day tickets which are much cheaper and allow unlimited travel within the purchased time span.
If you are traveling by car, there is a ferry service from Venice which departs every 40 minutes from the Tronchetto area.
Lido is really just a beach in the Venice Lagoon and all travel into and out of the area will originate in Venice.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Lido.