Venice entry: Tickets can be booked from April 25, 2024

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Venice is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. “The entry fee, which has been announced for a long time, will now come into force on certain days from April 25th: In the future, day visitors will have to reserve their trip to the old town online in advance and pay an entry fee of five euros. This measure should allow the flow of holidaymakers to be better managed,” says ÖAMTC travel expert Yvette Polasek.

In the future, travelers will have to reserve and pay for their Venice excursion in advance at After successful payment, a QR code is generated which acts as a ticket and must be presented during an inspection. Anyone traveling without a ticket must expect fines of between 50 and 300 euros.

Children under 14 years of age and overnight guests who spend at least one night in accommodation in Venice are exempt from the fee. “It is important to note that overnight guests, if they do not receive a QR code from the accommodation, must also register themselves - if the name and address of the booked accommodation is provided, the fee is waived and they will also receive a QR code,” explains Polasek .

People with a European Disability Card and their carers can claim an exemption from the fee by presenting their ID and do not have to register online in advance. 

Currently: 29 test days for entry fee – permanent introduction from 2025

In order to ensure a smooth introduction of day tickets, the city administration is testing the entry fee in advance on 29 days in 2024. Specifically, this daily fee will be charged from April 25th to May 5th, 2024 and on the following weekends (Saturday and Sunday) until May 13th. and July 14, 2024 (with the exception of June 1 and 2, 2024). The entry fee is waived between 16:00 p.m. and 08:30 a.m. The general introduction of day tickets is planned for 2025.

The fee only applies to the ancient district - the following are excluded from the access fee: the entire mainland, the smaller islands, Tronchetto and the harbor pier. In addition, the areas of Piazzale Roma, Fondamenta Santa Chiara, Fondamenta Santa Lucia and San Giobbe are excluded. 

Approaching Venice-Lido (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Approaching Venice-Lido (Photo: Jan Gruber).