The Venice Boat Show, which takes place at Arsenale di Venezia, offers the best of shipbuilding!

It is open from Wednesday 29 May to Sunday 2 June 2024, opening hours: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last admission 7.00pm), on Saturday 1st June 10.00am – 8.00pm (last admission 7.00pm)

The Venice Boat Show offers:

  • bars
  • refreshment points
  • official merchandising points
  • baby-changing facilities
  • small dogs are allowed

At the Venice Boat Show:

  • there is no cloakroom service
  • medium or large dogs are not allowed

How to get to the Arsenale


The Venice Boat Show is accessible from three pedestrian entrances:

Arsenale – Ships pavillion
Giardino delle Vergini, by free shuttle boat
Bacini – Arsenale Nord

All entrances are within walking distance of the main access points to the city.


Special Actv line SNV: direct connection from Piazzale Roma “C” waterbus stop to “Arsenale Torre di Porta Nuova” stop, active during the opening days (from May 29th to June 2nd) with departures every 20 minutes.

  • From Piazzale Roma from 9.05am to 7.25pm, at minutes 05 – 25 – 45.
  • From Arsenale from 9.45am to 8.05pm, at minutes 05 – 25 – 45.

Fares reserved to holders of a Salone Nautico entrance ticket or voucher:

• € 5,00 one way valid for 75 minutes
• € 8,00 return ticket valid for 75 minutes each way

Access only with the following Actv travel tickets:
• Dedicated tickets (see above);
• 75 minutes or Venezia Daily Pass
• (1 giorno\day), 2, 3 or 7-day tickets and Quickly ATVO-AVM/Actv tickets;
• Passes (“Rete Unica”, “island resident”, “integrated” or supplements) for waterborne services;
• “Rete Unica” tickets/carnet tickets

Free for children under 12 years of age only if accompanied, wheelchair users and their careers, the Police Forces, the Navy and the Port Authority of Venice.

SNV route is available only for holders of the Salone Nautico entrance ticket.

Padiglione delle Navi entrance “Arsenale” stop served by

Giardino delle Vergini entrance “Arsenale” and “Giardini Biennale”  stop served by

Only for holders of an entrance ticket to the Venice Boat Show – free shuttle from the “Giardino delle Vergini” stop to “Arsenale – Torre di Porta Nuova”

Bacini – Arsenale Nord entrance is served by


For people with reduced mobility, Bacini – Arsenale Nord entrance is recommended. 

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