Cruise passengers (and there’re lots of you), rejoice and be moved.
The Peoplemover tram, inaugurated in late April to great fanfare, transfers passengers comfortably and sustainably in three minutes between Piazzale Roma and the Tronchetto parking facility. It is a welcome transit option for the masses of travelers and workers alike who come and go by car daily from the mainland. At its opening though, the Peoplemover was missing only one thing: the intermediate stop that services the Marittima cruise terminal. (Actually, the stop itself had been completed…but the tram just cruised on by.)
Never fear. As of now all tram stops are fully functional, meaning Marittima cruise passengers too can now reach Piazzale Roma quickly, comfortably, and economically.
Passengers just follow the sidewalk from the terminal parking lot to the tram stop; it’s about a five-minute walk, but flat and paved. Tickets are vended from the machine on ground level (they’re €1 each, machines take euro coins or cash). There’s an escalator or elevator provided to reach the tram platform, where every eight minutes (time to arrival is displayed on an overhead LED) a quiet, climate-controlled tram will arrive to ease passengers either to Tronchetto or (more likely) Piazzale Roma. There they can pick up VeniceConnected passes, purchase vaporetto tickets, hire a taxi, or walk to the city center.
The €1 buck now stops here….and it’s a very convenient buck, too.
The Peoplemover is operational during the following hours:
- Mon – Sat: 7a – 11p
- Sun and holidays 8a – 10p (summer), 8:30a – 9p (winter)