Venice prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$101.94   
1 EUR = 1.39 USD
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Venice hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
27.78 - 44.44
star
55.56 - 97.22
starstar
94.44 - 333.33
starstarstar
104.17 - 416.67
starstarstarstar
166.67 - 583.33
starstarstarstarstar
291.67 - 1,111.11


hotel seasons

Venice hotels are at their busiest and most expensive during summer, with a particular spike in July and August. Prices tend to be a bit lower in spring and autumn, even though the city is still extremely crowded. During winter some deals can be found, sometimes by just walking around. You can find rooms cheaper than these prices, by quite a bit, if you are willing to stay 5 to 10 km from the main island.


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Venice is one of those places you just have to see yourself to believe. Lovely as it is, its main problem is its popularity compared to its size. The island gets so crowded during summer that half the people who visit in peak season come away hating the place. It’s crowded in other seasons to, but more manageable.

The city is also quite expensive by Italian standards, though it can be done on a moderate budget if you are careful. Hotels on the main island are notoriously expensive, but you can find reasonably priced places a few kilometers away on the mainland. There are a few hostels in Venice as well, though none on the main island itself. Check our list of recommended cheap Venice hotels for some very well located and highly rated choices.

Fortunately, much of the fun of Venice is just wandering around, so entertainment doesn’t have to break the bank. Many attractions are free or very cheap, so once you have a bed and some food you can get by on very little.

Food is fairly expensive as well, and finding cheap meals is difficult, especially along the main tourist walkways. Going deeper into residential areas can save you some money, which is very true of drinks as well.

Venice attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Saint Marks Basilica Museum Entry into this famous cathedral is free, though a reservation cuts the queue and costs €1.50. The museum has a small fee. adults 6.94
Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia Venice's best art museum is justifiably popular. adults 12.50
students 8.33
Venice Museum Pass This pass is a bargain if you are going to visit more than two of the many museums, and it's good for six months. adults 25.00
ages 6-18 16.67
Gondola ride in Venice These one-hour rides have no set price so you have to bargain. Prices are higher in the evening as well. high price 180.56
low price 111.11

Venice Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to Venice dock 38.89 - 48.61
Water taxi from airport to any hotel 138.89 - 152.78
Public bus from airport to Venice dock 8.33
Vaporetti (water bus) ride 9.72
One-day Vaporetti pass 27.78
Water taxi ride in Venice 41.67 - 62.50

Venice food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast Most hotels come included with bread and coffee in the morning. If not, you might have to look around a bit. 6.94 - 12.50
Budget lunch Venice is not known for cheap restaurants, even for locals, so staying on a budget can be a challenge. 9.72 - 16.67
Budget dinner Sitting down for a nice local meal in the evening is pleasant, though never cheap. 13.89 - 25.00
Beer (.33l bottle) A bottle of local lager is a decent option at most restaurants. 4.17 - 6.94
House wine (.5l jug) Even the cheaper local house wine can be a bit pricey in Venice. 6.94 - 12.50

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Venice facts

Population 270,000
Metro area 270,000
Time zone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 42 30 2.3
Feb 47 33 2.1
Mar 54 39 2.2
Apr 61 46 2.5
May 70 54 2.7
Jun 77 61 3.0
Jul 82 64 2.5
Aug 81 63 3.3
Sep 75 58 2.6
Oct 65 49 2.7
Nov 53 40 3.4
Dec 44 32 2.1

Weather Advice

Summers in Venice can be hot and steamy, but that doesn’t stop insane amounts of people from rolling in every day. Spring and autumns can be quite nice and the crowds are definitely a bit thinner. It can snow in winter but generally that doesn’t cause problems. It rains evenly through the year, so you can’t really be sure to avoid it.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:12am 6:24pm
21 Jun 5:22am 9:03pm
21 Sep 6:56am 7:11pm
21 Dec 7:47am 4:30pm