getting to burano

How to get to Burano

We think that the most convenient and economical way to get to Burano is to book a boat trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello, directly on our Burano island's official site.

As well as being a tour of Burano, this excursion will also allow you to visit Murano and Torcello, its nearest islands. During the boat trip to the Venice islands a tourist guide will provide multilingual explanations carried out with a microphone.

From this year we have expanded the list of our Venice islands excursions introducing a tour limited to two places, focusing the 4 hours to visit Burano and Murano only (this last option is available only starting from the 1st April until the 31st October).

However below we list all the various options for reaching Burano.

Getting to Burano Burano boat trip Tour of Burano
From left: getting to Burano, boat trip to Burano, tour among the Burano's colorful houses

Getting to Burano by plane: International Airport Marco Polo

The international airport Marco Polo of Tessera is connected to Venice and Murano (the island of glass) by pubblic and private transportation (water taxi).

Waterbus Murano to Venice Marco Polo Airport Alilaguna Murano Colonna
From left: AliLaguna waterbus from Murano to Venice's Marco Polo Airport, AliLaguna's waterbus at the Murano Colonna boarding

Public transportations

Alilaguna is the direct passenger waterbus service between Murano, Venice and its airport. The ticket's cost is about € 10, but you can also buy it directly on board with a little supplement.

You can download the timetable of links to/from the Marco Polo Airport and the Venetian lagoon's islands, by clicking on the following link:

Once arrived to Murano, if you're going to get to Burano or Torcello, you have to proceed to the "Murano Faro" stop and take the ACTV line 12 water bus which bring to Burano island. Otherwise, if you want to get to Venice or Venice Lido, you can continue your journey on board.

Getting to Burano by train: Railway Station Venezia S. Lucia

The Railway Station Venezia S. Lucia is situated in Cannaregio, near Piazzale Roma.

Public transportations

The boarding is in front of the Railway Station every 10 minutes.
ACTV's lines (Venetian public transport company) that bring to "Fondamente Nove":

  • Lines 1 e N (Nocturne): get off at Ca' D'oro stop and proceed to Fondamente Nove (5 minutes) at the boarding for the 12 line, which connects Venice to Burano
  • Lines 4.2 e 5.2: get off at Fondamente Nove stop and go to the 12 line's boarding beyond Donà Bridge. This line connects Venice to Burano in about 40 minutes.
  • Line 3 (Murano Direct): get off at "Murano Faro" stop and take the waterbus to Burano at the 12 Boarding.

From Railway Station to Fondamente Nove or Murano you will take about 25 minutes; from here to Burano others 45 minutes.

Getting to Burano by car: Treporti or Punta Sabbioni

Simply take the boarding to Burano, Torcello, Murano and Fondamente Nove.

Purchasing Venice public transport travel cards

The ACTV public service ferries tickets can be purchased on the various ticket office close to the boardings, in the tobacco shops, or easily online at this page: purchasing Venice transport travel cards.

Venice Public Transport Visit Burano
From left: ACTV public transport service to the Venice's islands (tickets can be purchased on our site), visit Burano from Piazza San Marco.

Visiting Burano from San Marco Square

To visit Burano from Piazza San Marco in Venice, you can use an organized boat tour. The boat trip to Burano takes about half a day, it's cheap, and it will take you through the various islands of the lagoon near Burano, as Murano and Torcello. The half day excursion by boat can be booked online at this page: boat tour to Burano, Murano and Torcello.

Reaching Burano with a typical Venetian boat

If you love the sea and alternative ways to achieve your goals, you probably would like to visit Burano, Murano, Torcello, Mazzorbo and San Francesco del Deserto sailing a boat typical of the Venice Lagoon.
For this reason we have created a section of the site that collects a brief review of our places and some tours to the islands of Venice with typical Venetian boats.

Burano Tours and Venice Tours

Boat tours to Burano Murano Torcello Venezia

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: about 4 hours

Period: available all year!

This fascinating boat trip in Venice islands offers you a Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: this Venice lagoon trip has, in fact, a total duration of four hours and includes short stops on all three islands. A pleasant and economical way to make a trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello, departing from the central San Marco Square. For your Burano tour's reservation, please click on the button below.


Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Duration: about 4/41/2 hours

Period: from 1st April to 31st October

This boat trip in the lagoon will allow you to concentrate the 4 hours at your disposal to visit Murano and Burano, the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire the glass working in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, where you can visit a typical lace shop. The guided tours to these places will still optional and you can choose how to manage your visit to the islands. Also this tour departs from Piazza San Marco.


And if you prefer the same excursion, but having lunch in Burano:


Discover Burano's Secret Corners

Duration: 45 minutes

A tour to visit Burano with a tourist guide who will accompany you to the most beautiful spots. Thanks to this guided tour in Burano, you can admire both the famous corners of the island and its hidden corners that only local people know.


An alternative option of this tour is the half-day excursion to Burano and San Francesco del Deserto.


These tours start from the island of Burano, so you need to reach the scene with the line 12 ACTV water bus.


Gondola Tours in Venice

Duration: variuos

In our section about the gondola tours in Venice, you can book the gondola ride you like directly online, starting from 31,00 €. If you are looking for a romantic evening in Venice and unforgettable, we recommend you the Venice Redentore in private gondola, the Historical Regatta in private gondola, or the gondola serenade.


Week end in Venice

Plan your weekend in Venice: take a ride in our section dedicated to museums, events, tours, attractions and hotels in Venice and lagoon islands.
Compose online your holiday package in Venice, adding to cart individual services and booking them all at once!

All these services are offered by a venetian tour operator.

Local Handicrafts

Murano glass shop

New Arte Fuga - Lume Glass Factory

Via Giudecca, 132 - 30142 Burano (Venice Italy)

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano, which is also a small glass factory, offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

Inside this shop it's possible to enjoy for free the "glass lume processing", typical of the area around Murano.

Download the coupon for "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on the button below: showing it in the shop you will be entitled to a discount or a freebie.

Burano Accommodation

Laguna Blu Bed and Breakfast in Burano

Burano Bed and Breakfast

Calle Daffan, 379 - 30142 Burano

Book your room in Burano, in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Stay directly in the quiet Piazza Baldassare Galuppi of Burano.

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