a VirtualTourist member
Hello. I have searched the internet far and long and cannot find a bus route map for Mestre. I believe I will be taking line 6 from the Holiday Inn into Venice but do not know for sure or where the bus stop is. I can't imagine that this is secret information and not published.
Does anyone know where the bus routes are published?
You will not necessarily find route maps for many (most?) European towns and cities but you can always find out more or less where buses go by looking at their timetables. It's not a matter of information being secret so much as the fact that route maps are not actually required by the vast majority of users (who are, of course, local).
Fortunately ACTV, who run the buses as well as the vaporetti, have little route maps available.
Click on the line timetable and map icons here:
You may find that other routes will serve just as well as the 6.
Whenever I have this kind of query I ask the hotel or look aty the hotel web site.
I can see on the web site that they say :
"The hotel is connected with the airport through public transportation. The bus stop is at walking distance. Please contact the hotel for further information. "
And also on one page they say :
" Choose the peaceful Holiday Inn Venice Mestre-Marghera hotel for easy access to the famous churches, waterways and galleries of romantic Venice. Holiday Inn Venice Mestre-Marghera is just a short ride on our shuttle bus from Piazzale Roma, close to some of Europe's finest squares. "
So for me I want to learn first about the 'shuttle bus' and not necessarily the public transport.
Once you are at the train station take the main exit on your right and carry on walking for some 5/7 minutes. You'll see the bus stop on your right.
Or maybe getting a hotel in Venice itself ? All kinds of prices and type.