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.

In our catalogue of Venice islands excursions you can choose also a tour limited to two islands, focusing your time to visit Murano and Burano.

Departures are available from San Marco, or from the Santa Lucia train station of Venice, or from Punta Sabbioni or from Fusina.

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 Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: starting from 4 hours

Period: available all year!

Enjoy a little taste of the timeless atmosphere that you breathe in these places through a convenient and economic boat trip to the islands of the Venice Lagoon.

Departing from Venice, can be complicated for a tourist reaching Murano, Burano and Torcello by public transport, so we thought about comfortable tours of the islands which depart from the Santa Lucia train station in Venice, from Piazza San Marco and, in summer, also from Punta Sabbioni, the end of the Cavallino-Treporti coastline.

In our catalog there are various boat tours options: starting from the classic excursion to Burano, Murano and Torcello, up to the excursion to Murano and Burano with a fish-based lunch in a typical restaurant in Burano.

A novelty are also the tour of Burano, Murano and Venice starting from Punta Sabbioni and the daily excursion to Venice and its islands starting from Jesolo Lido.

In short, if you want to visit Murano and Burano, as well as Torcello and Venice, without sacrificing comfort, seating, explanation on board .... book online the boat trip that's right for you.

Choose the visit to the islands that you prefer, by pressing the button below to have access to our online catalog.

Venice Travel Cards

If you are a "DIY tourist", who prefer to move freely without the comfort of our tours, you can get to Burano with the public vaporetto (Line 12). You can skip the line at the ticket offices buying the water bus tickets online.

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 operators.

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.

Venice Hotels

Hotels in Venice and islands

Hotel diffuso in Burano

San Martino Sinistro 506 – 30142 Burano

Do you want to sleep in one of the colorful houses of Burano? Book your room and discover the most beautiful island in the Venice lagoon.

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.

holiday lettings homes and apartments in burano

Holiday lettings, homes and apartments in Burano

Would you like to stay in a typical colorful house of Burano, once inhabited by fishermen and lace-makers?

where to eat in Mazzorbo

Eating out in Mazzorbo

Fondamenta Santa Caterina, 3 – 30142 Mazzorbo

A stone's throw from the island of Burano, crossing the long bridge, you reach the Venissa estate: an agricultural paradise open to the public, formed by vegetable gardens, vineyards and two restaurants.