The Venice City Council controls the access of tourist buses and coaches to its area through the “Limited Traffic Zone” (“ZTL BUS”) with the aim of organising traffic coming into Venice and the historic city centre, thus making the huge tourism flows into the city compatible with the day-to-day life of its resident citizens.
To provide incentives to using less-polluting transport solutions, provision is made for discounted rates for coaches Euro 4 and assimilated Euro 5, and Euro 5 category or higher.
Deliberazione n.368 del 22 novembre 2018 della GIUNTA COMUNALE
Deliberazione n.272 del 28 novembre 2022 della GIUNTA COMUNALE
ZTL BUS: WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Introduced by the Venice City Council on 25 March 2002, the “ZTL BUS” area is a limited-traffic zone extending across much of Venice's municipal area. Its purpose is to promote a culture of environmental awareness with reference to urban mobility. To do so it regulates traffic into and around Venice's mainland and island districts so as to render the large tourist flows compatible with the ordinary life of the residents.
For the internal circulation within the ZTL area, coaches have to pay and display a pass, which costs less for vehicles that are more environment-friendly (Euro 4 and assimilated to Euro 5, Euro 5 category or higher)
The pass can be purchased on site or on “Ticket On-Line” section. Their costs also depend on the final destination of the coaches. Coaches that carry those tourists who are booked in exclusively to stay in hotels within the Venice municipality are given discounts and granted the "Hotels Pass". To reduce atmospheric pollution and provide incentives to a philosophy of sustainable mobility, discounts are granted to coaches of the Euro 4 and assimilated to Euro 5, Euro 5 category or higher.
The vehicles that enter the ZTL BUS area without passes must follow the routes indicated by the road signs, which take them to the Check-In Points. Also those coaches which come within the exempt categories must display the appropriate Exemption Pass.
The stay within the ZTL BUS area is allowed only in the authorised areas for passengers to get on/off, in the dedicated car-parks, and in the private car-parks that can be reached by showing the pass.
ZTL BUS AREA
The Limited Traffic Zone for coaches identified with Council Board Resolution No.117/2002 coincides almost exactly with the boundaries of Venice’s municipal area. It allows transit for free only along the Mestre bypass ("tangenziale") and the link road ("bretella") connecting the bypass with Marco Polo Airport.
Check-ins are located along the main access roads to the city:
1. "BAZZERA": On the bypass at the Bazzera Nord service station for buses coming from the A4 and A23 motorways from Trieste/Udine and A27 from Belluno. NOT IN OPERATION AT THE MOMENT - CLOSED.
2. "PANORAMA": Statale Romea at the Panorama Shopping Center for buses coming from the SS309 "Romea" and the SS11 "Riviera del Brenta" routes. NOT IN OPERATION AT THE MOMENT - CLOSED.
3. "FUSINA": Terminal Fusina for buses coming from the SS309 "Romea" and SS11 "Riviera del Brenta" main roads. Open on weekdays, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
4. "PETROLI": Marghera, Via dei Petroli immediately after the San Giuliano overpass for buses coming from the SS14 "Triestina", SS13 "Terraglio" and SS245 "Castellana" main roads. After the Parco Scientifico Tecnologico, for buses coming from the A4 motorway from Padua and the SP32 "Miranese" road. Open from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm.
REGULARIZATION OF NIGHT TRANSITS:
Any bus without a pass entering the ZTL BUS area overnight from 8:15 pm to 6:00 am must regularize its position at the "PETROLI" check-in 4. Transit will be certified by sending a sms text message to the number +39 3665795148, indicating the vehicle number plate. A confirmation via sms will be sent by return with the details of the transit certificate and regularization instructions. Should confirmation not be received, please send the text message again. Regularization (i.e. issuance of the pass) must be carried out by 12:00 noon on the same day at the check-points or by connecting to the website: avm.avmspa.it
We suggest several types of vertical road signs referring to the ZTL zone (Low Emissions Zone), which you can find on urban roads.
The road signs have been agreed with the Municipal Police of Venice and are divided into various types:
Check-in signs (sign 1): close to a check-in with an approaching speed limit of 10 km;
Prohibition signs (signs 2 and 3): no access to the ZTL zone (Low Emissions Zone), except for authorised coaches, i.e. those with regular passes;
Direction road signs (signs 4, 5 and 6): signs showing coaches the check-in direction.
Pay parking spaces reserved for coaches can be found in 3 locations:
- Park at Isola Nova del Tronchetto; blue lines; maximum parking time allowed 1 hour; first 30 minutes free; from 31 to 60 minutes € 15.
Fusina: parking at Fusina Terminal, coming from SS 11 Riviera del Brenta or SS 309 Romea.
Capacity: 500 spaces tel. +39 041.5470160.
The tourist coaches that intend to access the ZTL BUS area must display a Pass issued by AVM S.p.A., the company assigned by the Venice City Council to manage the service.
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