This guide on how to get from Venice to Burano and Murano It will help you complete the visit to the city of the canals, making the most of the time.
These two small islands, located in the Venetian lagoon and a short distance by boat or vaporetto from Venice, are perfect for a day trip, where you will find two miniature venice with its canals, old churches, beautiful houses of colored facades and premises, where crafts are held that have been maintained for centuries.
Based on the experience of our two visits to Venice, in which we made the excursion to Murano and Burano, we explain the different ways to reach these two islands, so that you choose the one that best suits your needs. We start!
How to get from Venice to Burano
If you are staying in the old town of Venice, the best way to go from Venice to Burano It is to take vaporetto number 14 at the pier of S. Zaccaria which will take about an hour and a quarter to make the journey. This stop is located near the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace, two of the most essential places to visit in Venice.
If you are near the Fondamenta Nuove «A» stop, in the north of Venice, you can reach Burano with vaporetto 12 which takes 42 minutes.
If you arrive by train to Santa Lucia Station, you can take vaporetto 3 at the Ferrovia stop that will take you to the Murano Lighthouse and from there with vaporetto 12 to Murano in an hour and a quarter.
If you arrive at the airport of Marco Polo airport and want to start the visit through Burano, you can take the green line of the comfortable water buses Alilaguna.
In addition to all this data, to consult the routes we advise you to use Google Maps where you can see the nearest vaporetto stop and the lines that you have to take.
The vaporettos from Venice to Burano and other islands operate from 4: 30h to 00: 30h, have a frequency of between 20 and 30 minutes and a price of 7.50 euros and if you plan to visit other islands such as Murano or Torcello that same day, it will be profitable to buy this 24-hour ticket that costs 20 euros and includes all vaporetto transfers.
Once in the vaporetto we recommend you to sit in the back to enjoy the views of the palaces and churches of Venice and the entire Venetian lagoon along the entire route.
When you get off the pier of Burano «B» you will find yourself 5 minutes walk from the old town where the beautiful colorful houses are located, for which this island is famous in addition to the hand made thread lace garments and the bussolà, the typical sweet of Burano.
How to get from Venice to Murano
For go from Venice to Murano you can take the vaporetto 4.1 at the San Zaccaria stop that will leave you in 40 minutes to Murano. From the Fondamente Nove «B» stop you can take lines 4.1 and 4.2 that take only 25 minutes to reach Murano.
If you arrive by train to Santa Lucia Station, you can take the vaporetto 3 at the Ferrovia stop that will take you to Murano in 35 minutes and if you arrive at the Marco Polo international airport, you can take the red line of the Alilaguna that will take you in 40 minutes to Murano.
Depending on the vaporetto line that you take, it will leave you at the Murano Lighthouse or Vernier, the closest stop to the center and once on the island, do not forget to enter a factory to see how its famous glass works, take a walk through the Grand Canal, visit the Church of Santa María de los Ángeles and that of Santos María y Donato, in addition to reaching the Murano Lighthouse.
Another interesting way to visit these two islands in one day and know their history is to book this excursion to Murano and Burano by boat or this excursion that also includes the island of Torcello, both with a guide in Spanish and considered two of the best excursions in Venice .
How to visit Burano and Murano
Once you are clear how to get from Venice to Burano and from Venice to MuranoWe recommend you find a good accommodation. We advise you to sleep in Venice and make day trips to Murano and Burano, taking into account that both islands are visited in a short time and there is little gastronomic and leisure offer, compared to Venice.
An excellent option to spend the night is the Antica Locanda al Gambero hotel, which is less than 5 minutes walk from San Marcos Square and the Rialto Bridge. In addition to its excellent location, the hotel is located in a building with Venetian charm and offers a full quality breakfast every morning.
To prepare your routes around the city, which include the visit to Murano and Burano, you can use these personalized guides for days: