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Venezia Santa Lucia train station acts as the gateway to the world-known islands that make up the city of Venice. With an average of 85,000 passengers arriving by train to Venice per day, the famous floating city has two of the busiest train stations in Italy. Venezia Santa Lucia which is located on the peninsula and Venezia Mestre which is on the mainland.
Train operators which serve Venezia Santa Lucia include Trenitalia, Le Frece, Italo, Thello and City Night Line. These operators also serve Venezia Mestre station.
Passengers can take a direct train to Venice from Italy's biggest cities such as Rome, Florence and Milan. Continental connections are also available, with direct trains to Venice from Munich, Innsbruck, Geneva and Vienna.
Venezia Mestre, located on the mainline, connects passengers with the European continent and the Venetian peninsula. Plenty of trains to Venice require a transfer at this station in order to get to Venezia Santa Lucia station. Passengers arriving at Venezia Mestre also have the option to take a water taxi (Vaporetti) to the centre of the old city.