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    Car Hire at Venice Mestre Train Station - Gateway to Venice

    Located a couple of kilometres from the city centre, Venice Mestre Train Station (known locally as Stazione di Venezia Mestre) is one of the busiest and most important railway hubs in northern Italy. Handling an estimated 85,000 passengers travelling through on over 500 trains each day, it offers visitors the cheaper option of being able to see all the main sights of Venice from a more comfortable and less expensive distance.

    Venice Mestre Train Station sits on the mainland, directly across the channel from Venice, the Ponte della Libertà (Liberty Bridge). Trains run day and night with high-speed, regional and national routes that regularly link with many of the most popular cities in Italy, including Rome and Milan, with direct connections also possible to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Russia, Poland, Belarus and the Czech Republic.

    A speedy 10-minute connection serves passengers travelling between Mestre and nearby Venice Santa Lucia Train Station, which is very close to where the city's historic centre lies. From there, many of Venice's most interesting tourist spots can be reached either by boat, bicycle or on foot, such as Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Square, the famous Bridge of Sighs and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, to name just a few.

    A car hire from Venice Mestre Train Station gives visitors direct access to the surrounding Veneto region, a land of vineyards, old medieval villages and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most notably the Dolomites and L'Orto Botanico di Padova, the world's oldest botanical garden. It is also home to one of Europe's most fascinating cities, Verona, which was the setting for Shakespeare's Romeu and Juliet and must be visited for its magnificent Roman Arena.

    Auto Europe offers high-quality car hire at over 24,000 convenient pick-up and drop-off points in more than 180 different countries. You can choose the best car rental from Venice Mestre Train Station to suit your needs simply by selecting your dates and picking your preferred supplier and vehicle through our state-of-the-art booking engine before confirming your reservation in a few quick and easy steps.

    Please feel free to call our rental specialists on +441233225114 if you require any help with your booking or tips on getting around Venice and its surroundings by car. For further peace of mind, why not visit our Venice car hire reviews page to see the ratings and comments posted by previous Auto Europe customers in the city.

    Station Information

    Part of the newly-established Pan-European Corridor 5, Venice Mestre Train Station is a strategic railway hub situated at the point where several of the main northern Italian railway lines converge, including Milan–Venice, Venice–Udine, Trento–Venice, Venice–Trieste and Adria–Mestre. A series of recent expansion and improvement projects have helped establish Mestre more as a standalone station and less a suburban 'through' station popular with travellers en route to the centre of Venice. Mestre is a large long-distance station and almost all trains arriving at and departing from Venice Santa Lucia stop there. The journey beyond Venice Mestre Train Station continues in many directions, such as Bologna (continuing on to Florence and Rome), Trieste and Verona (continuing on to Milan, Turin and Munich in southern Germany).

    Where to pick up my car hire at Venice Mestre Train Station

    Most of the companies offering car hire at Venice Mestre Train Station have their offices very close to the station, including Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. In order to pick up your vehicle, it's important to make sure that you have all the necessary documents, such as your passport, driving licence and coverage details before arriving at the office. If you're planning to visit the historic heart of Venice, we suggest that you park close to Mestre Station (there are several reasonably-priced car parks in that area) and travel to the city by train, bus or tram to avoid the high parking prices around Venice Santa Lucia Station.

    Europcar Car Hire at Venice Mestre Train Station Europcar at Venice Mestre Train Station
    Via Ca' Marcello 4A
    Venice, Italy 30172 Mestre
    +39 041 931 094
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm
    Sat 8.30am-12.30pm (closed Sun)
    Hertz Car Hire at Venice Mestre Train Station Hertz at Venice Mestre Train Station
    Via Cappuccina 169
    Venice, Italy 30172 Mestre
    +39 320 6664902
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
    Sat-Sun 8.30am-12.30pm (closed Sun)
    Sixt Car Hire at Venice Mestre Train Station Sixt at Venice Mestre Train Station
    Via Trento 1
    Venice, Italy 30171 Mestre
    +39 029 4757979
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
    Sat 9am-1pm (closed Sun)

    Station facilities

    As a vibrant and very busy railway station on the edge of one of Europe's top tourist destinations, Venice Mestre Train Station affords its passengers a wide range of modern conveniences, including an efficient left-luggage office and a popular buffet area. The station is located in the heart of a thriving residential area with plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars within a few metres of the main door. The Piazza Ferretto is good place to stop for refreshments and the whole are is alive with traditional back-street bistros and eateries serving home-made regional dishes like risotto, ravioli, pizza, etc.

    How to get to and from Venice Mestre Train Station

    Getting to Venice Mestre Train Station by car is straightforward as it is served by the A57 motorway that connects with the main road to downtown Venice. To reach Venice Mestre Station, just take the Mestre exit and then the Via della Libertà (SR11) road. Once you have picked up and parked your car hire at Venice Mestre Train Station, you can use public transport to reach the city's historic centre. From the station there are many trains that cross the Ponte della Libertà (Liberty Bridge), which takes about ten minutes from Venice's centrally-located Santa Lucia Train Station, with trains running from early morning until late evening. Another alternative is to take the local bus from Venice, which runs to Venice Mestre from Piazzale Roma. The ATVO Fly Bus from Venice Marco Polo Airport arrives and departs close to the station. Buses to both of Venice's international airports (Venice Marco Polo and Treviso) stop near Venice Mestre Train station. You can also use the tram, which takes around 20 minutes and stops at Venice Mestre, although there is only one tram line and demand can greatly outweight supply during the busy summer months. Taxis are plentiful and the journey to and from Mestre by road normally takes between 10-15 minutes depending on the traffic. It is also possible to walk from Venice Mestre Train Station to the centre of Venice in about one and a half hours.

    Parking tips

    Those who rent a car at Venice Mestre Train Station are always surprised to discover how much cheaper it is to park on the mainland and travel into the city by public transport to see the sights, instead of trying to park in Venice itself. Leaving your car hire in the Mestre area is the best low-cost option compared with how much parking costs on the other side of the Ponte della Libertà bridge. Some of the most popular car parks near Venice Mestre Train Station are the SABA Venezia Mestre Stazione, Delfino Autorimessa and the Garage Europa Venezia Mestre, all of which have good security and plenty of space available. Another option is to leave your car at a Park & Ride car park in the outskirts of Mestre and travel to Venice Mestre Train Station using the free shuttle service.

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