By car to Venice

Parking in Venice: You should reserve a parking space in the parking garage online in advance. Especially now at Corona time many people come to Venice by car. There is a great website for reserving parking spaces: Click Here

Insider tip:
Travel comfortably without queues, buy tickets online beforehand:


Even before the Corona pandemic, many Germans went on vacation to the Venice region by car. Especially many were and still are on the road with camping mobiles. Around Venice there are several of the largest campsites in Europe.

Since tourists are welcome in Italy again, a much larger part of the vacationers come with their own car. Much less come by plane. On the one hand there are fewer flights, on the other hand many travelers are afraid of corona infections in the narrow planes.

Those who travel by car from Germany to Venice should know a few things. In this article things like travel. toll and parking.

Reserve a parking space: Parking spaces are rare in Venice, multi-storey car parks are often full. It is therefore advisable to reserve your parking space. On this website you can book parking spaces in Venice (including the big car parks in the Old Town of Venice, in Meste and at the airport).

By car from Germany to Venice

The vast majority of Germans who travel to Italy by car take the Brenner Pass. One drives from Munich to Venice without interruption on a highway. From Munich you drive towards Salzburg and turn right after Rosenheim. At Kufstein you come to Austria, then you go to Innsbruck and take the Brenner Pass to Italy. At Verona you turn left to Venice.

Freeway Europabrücke between Innsbruck and Brenner

The distance from Munich to Nevendig by car on this route is about 550 kilometers. If the traffic situation is good, it takes about 6 hours without breaks.

Better buy tickets for Venice online

In Venice, the queues are often long, some sellers do not speak English. Ticket machines are difficult to use for foreigners. Therefore, we recommend to buy some tickets in advance on the Internet e.g. on the well-known website Getyourguide:

1. Tickets for the local ferries (water buses, vaporetto): daily tickets, weekly tickets, etc.: Click here

2. Tickets for the airport bus: Venice Marco Polo Airport: Click here    

3. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's church (the main sights): Click here

4. Great und cheap trip to 3 islands around Venice: Click here

Danger of traffic jams: Both the freeway between Munich and Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass itself in Austria and Italy are often overloaded. This is the case, for example, at the beginning of vacations in Bavaria or other large federal states. Sometimes you are stuck in a traffic jam for hours. However, in the summer of 2020, there will probably be a little less traffic because of the corona crisis. Many trucks also block the Brenner Pass. One should remember that on Sundays, trucks are not allowed to drive

>>> Link to the Venice parking lot website 

Toll on the Munich - Venice route

Almost all freeways in Austria and Italy cost tolls. In Germany you do not have to pay a toll with your private car.

You need a vingette for Austria, the burner costs an additional user fee.

Austria Vingette: There are three different vingettes for normal cars. The prices for cars and campers are the same: 10-day-vingette 9,40 Euro, 2 months: 29,40 and one year 91,10 (year 2020 / 2022).

So if you stay in Italy for a maximum of 10 days, you only have to pay once for the outward and return journey. The vingettes are available at almost all highway gas stations before the border and also in all offices of the ADAC, on the Internet e.g. on Ebay and so on. You have to buy the vingette before the border to Austria and attach it to the windscreen.

Brenner-Pass additional fee: You pay another 10 Euro extra just for the ride up to the Brenner of Innsbruck.

Toll in Italy: In Italy you pay the toll when leaving the highway. You get a ticket when you enter the freeway so that the staff at the toll station near Venice know where you started your journey on the freeway. You pay about 26,10 Euro for the distance from Brenner to Venice with a normal car for the one way.

Total cost of toll (outward and return journey together):

If you stay less than 10 days: about 80 Euro

If you stay more than 10 days: about 90 Euro

How to reach Venice by car

The island of Venice itself is mostly closed to vehicles of all kinds, and there are no roads. Even bicycles are prohibited.

But you can drive over the several kilometers long bridge to Venice and then park in one of the many huge parking garages. These are relatively expensive and full. You should definitely book in advance

Reserve a parking space: Parking spaces are rare in Venice, multi-storey car parks are often full. It is therefore advisable to reserve your parking space. On this website you can book parking spaces in Venice (including the big car parks in the Old Town of Venice, in Meste and at the airport).

Many have also booked a hotel on the mainland or in the surrounding area as in Jesolo. Then you can go by car to the hotel, campsite etc.

But you should consider that you also want to make day trips to Venice. For this you should reserve a parking space in Venice again, if you want to go by car. Link to the Venice parking lot website There are also public trains, buses etc. to Venice.

Our favorite parking garage is the Autorimessa Comunale parking garage. Mainly because of its location and relatively low prices. We have summarized more information about this parking garage in this article. You can book a space in this parking garage online on this German language website.






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