best way to get from Santa Lucia train station

We will be arriving at the Santa Lucia train station in Venice and were wondering the best way to get to the Piazzale Roma. Is walking over the bridge too difficult with a suitcase? What number vaporetto would we use to get us there?
thank you

Posted by Gabriel
Pico Rivera, CA
201 posts

Well, I should also mention that I'm a fairly strong guy too. I'm not sure what your physical aptitude is.

Posted by Gabriel
Pico Rivera, CA
201 posts

It's a very short walk. I did it with a huge piece of luggage and a carry on.

Posted by antoinette
cold spring
7 posts

Thank you. The picture of the bridge looks very long and with a steep incline, so I was concerned.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17718 posts

antoinette, That's a very short distance, so a Vaporetto probably wouldn't be the best option. I assume you're referring to the Ponte della Costituzione bridge? It's not terribly steep but there are lots of steps. If you're dragging a wheelie bag, it may be a bit of work but not unmanageable. Happy travels!

Posted by Gabriel
Pico Rivera, CA
201 posts

You'll have to tilt it to get it on two wheels. As was mentioned earlier, it would be a waste to take a vaporetto. You'll waste time trying to get on, wait for everyone to get off, and then repeat the process when it gets to the next stop.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17718 posts

antoinette, A four-wheel bag would likely be more of a problem than a two-wheel model, as the wheels are typically smaller and may not be designed for "tilting". The two-wheel bags usually have larger wheels and are designed to be easily wheeled when tilted, including on stairs (albeit with a loud clattering and banging and with the bag possibly jumping around like a Mexican jumping bean). Of course, the specific design of the bag you're using will be the deciding factor. This is one of the reasons I much prefer a Backpack. Good luck!

Posted by antoinette
cold spring
7 posts

I guess it will be the two wheeled bag and the bridge. thank you for your help.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8727 posts

Curiosity killed the cat, and it has got the better of me... If its not rude, why as soon as you arrive by train into Venice, would you be going over to P Roma from where people leave Venice? ???

Posted by antoinette
cold spring
7 posts

We will be in Florence for a week prior to this train trip. We are going to the Piazelle Roma to get to the Cruise terminal. We will spend two days in Venice and then leave for an 18 day trip, the last 7 day will be a transatlantic crossing to Ft Lauderdale and then home to New York. Not rude at all.