Where is St Mark's Basilica? Reach via ferry, train, car or on foot

Where is St. Mark's Basilica located?

Address: Basilica San Marco, San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
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St. Mark's Basilica and its square Piazza San Marco are among the most visited Venetian landmarks. Located south of the Island in San Marco, the church is close to iconic tourist destinations such as the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. 

Closest landmark: Torre dell'Orologio (40 meters)

Getting to St. Mark's Basilica by public transport

By ferry
By train

Best for: Scenic journey
Travel time
: 34 minutes
Closest stop: S. Marco-San Zaccaria "F"
Water bus lines: 1, 51, 2
Frequency: 4 ferries per hour, starting midnight

  • If you’re starting point is Rialto Bridge, start walking via Riva del Ferro and Riva del Carbon to Rialto "B" jetty. This is only a 3-minute walk. Board an ACTV S.p.a-run ferry on Line 1 and alight at S. Marco-San Zaccaria "F" stop.
  • Start walking straight and take a left at Riva Degli Schiavoni. St Mark's Basilica is 380 meters from the ferry stop. If you are traveling from Piazzale Roma, board water bus line 1 or direct lines 51 & 2 to reach St. Mark's Basilica. 

Best for: Long-distance travelers
Travel time:
50 minutes
Closest station: Santa Lucia
Timing: Trains run from early in the morning till late at night.

Venice is connected to other major Italian cities by train. The closest railway station is Santa Lucia, which is a 3-minute drive to Piazzale Roma. You need to travel by the water-bus line after reaching the train station.

Getting to St. Mark's Basilica by car

Driving route
Parking facilities

Best for: Comfort & flexibility
Travel time: 40 minutes (from Padua)
Distance: 47.5 km

You can get to Venice from nearby cities like Verona or Padua. Take the road SR11 to get to Piazzale Roma. Park your vehicle in the designated parking lot and travel by water bus to St. Mark's Basilica. An alternative option is to park your car on the mainland in Mestre or Marghera and proceed to Venice by bus or train, crossing via the Libertà bridge.

st. mark's basilica parking

Here are the closest parking lots to the Basilica.

  • Autorimessa Comunale: This parking lot is open 24 hours and just 130 m away from Piazzale Roma.
  • Garage San Marco: This car park is 110 m away from Piazzale Roma and is open 24 hours.
  • Parcheggio S. Andrea AVM S.p.A.: This car park is 120 m away and the parking rates are comparatively cheap and you can park large vehicles.

Walking to St. Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Basilica Tickets & Tours

St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
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Venice Icons: St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
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St. Mark's Basilica Skip-the-Line Tickets with Optional Audio Guide
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Frequently asked questions about where is St. Mark's Basilica

Where is St. Mark's Basilica located?

St. Mark's Basilica is located at Piazza San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy.

How do I get to St. Mark’s Basilica?

St. Mark’s Basilica is accessible by boat and on foot. 

Which is the fastest way to get to St. Mark’s Basilica?

The fastest way to get around Venice is by walking. The island city does not have public transportation facilities such as buses and the metro. The options are to either travel by ferry or walk.

Which is the cheapest way to get to St. Mark's Basilica?

There are limited ways in which you can get to St. Mark's Basilica. You can either take a ferry or walk there. A single ferry ticket will cost you €7.50.

Which is the closest ferry stop to St. Mark’s Basilica?

The closest ferry station to St. Mark’s Basilica is S. Marco-San Zaccaria F.

Which is the closest train station to St. Mark's Basilica?

The closest train station to St. Mark's Basilica is Santa Lucia.

Can I park at St. Mark’s Basilica?

No. You cannot drive around Venice. Public transportation services like buses, trams, and trains get to Piazza Roma, northwest of Venice. You will have to take a ferry from here to get to St. Mark’s Basilica.

Are there parking facilities near St. Mark’s Basilica?

No. St. Mark’s Basilica is not accessible by car or any other vehicle. If you are traveling to Venice by car, you may need to find a parking spot near Piazza Roma before entering Venice.

Can I walk to St. Mark’s Basilica?

Yes. Walking is the ideal mode of transportation in Venice. Most Venetian landmarks are accessible by foot and walking is the easiest and fastest way to get around the historic canal city.