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Hotel Al Vagon - Venice

1 star Hotel Venice

Cannaregio 5619 - Campiello Riccardo Sel - Venice

Price starting from 130 .00
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The Hotel Al Vagon is located in a strategic, central position in Venice, between the Rialto bridge and the Ca' d'Oro museum, in the heart of the historical center. It's also near the Campo SS. Apostoli where, in the church bearing the same name, there are paintings by G.B. Tiepolo.

The property has been managed for more than 20 years by the Grinzato family and is located in a small square, Campiello R. Selvatico, within easy reach of St. Mark's Square.

Note: Pets are not accepted.

 
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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 66 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We were very pleased to stay in Hotel Al Vagon. Staff very friendly and helpfull....

Venere Guest, Switzerland
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Facilities at Hotel Al Vagon

  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Pets accepted
  • Restaurant/Dining

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night for adults; EUR 0.50 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

Hotel Al Vagon is also known as

Al Vagon Hotel
Al Vagon Venice

9.0

Clean

8.9

Location

6.9

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

7.5

Service

Hotel Al Vagon reviews

6.8 Fair
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room was fine - although the cleaning staff in between our first and second nights didn't do what I would call an adequate job (didn't really make the beds, didn't empty trash). The main problem with this hotel, and it really isn't their fault, is the food stand right next door to it. They play LOUD music (I mean really, really loud) from the morning until 11 PM at night. I can see that the hotel staff is not happy about it, either, as they have to listen to it all day, too. But, as a guest, you can't have your windows open in your room or else you can't even hear each other talk. Again, not their fault but because of that I couldn't recommend this hotel.

7.6 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Considering the prices in Venice this was a good value at the time I booked (February for May), but there was nothing special about the hotel, though the location is convenient. There is no elevator, only stairs, but seems the rooms are only on the first floor. I had a single room which was small and narrow but perfectly adequate as a place to sleep. My window opened to a small dark courtyard with little nice to look at so I kept the shutters closed. As I passed other rooms while the cleaner did her work I could see there were much nicer rooms in the hotel. There is no wifi, and unfortunately the reception on my phone was low (Wind).

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

Good location at a quiet area, unfortunately it does not offer breakfast

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Very good hotel. Excellent location.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was very impressed with the hotel. I found it surprisingly easy considering how many comments I had read about how difficult hotels were to find in Venice. That is not surprising as the city is full of small streets and easy to get lost. When you get off Rialto Bridge on east side turn left at big square and head north towards Piazzale Roma. Over a couple of canals and the hotel is situated in a small square just left a bit after second canal. I did not have a room with a view but that was a blessing as I could not hear a thing when I first got in the room. Having said that, although no noise from the canal or pedestrians there was a lot of banging noises coming from outside but was not really a problem. Room small but that was no problem. Location was great, 15 mins walk to St Mark's Square and close to Rialto Bridge for the vaparetto (use no 2 vaparetto). Staff were friendly and I would definitely stay at this hotel again if I was to return to Venice. They even let me leave my suitcase there on my last day as my flight did not go until the evening. Another tip, don't use water taxi (costs 60 euros from airport). You can buy vaparetto tickets for up to 7 days from the airport. You can use that ticket on the bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma, where you can get vaparetto no 2 to Rialto Bridge.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

This hotel was quite nice and cosy, with an equipment for aged and handicaped people to go up the stairs (I'm not one myself, but I thought it was a good thing anyhow). As we arrived soon in the morning and left late in the day, it was very convenient to be able to leave our luggage before checking in the room and after checking out. It's very well situated, although the address is not easy to find : print a detailed map before you go! We found it by chance. Just one thing: at this price, the breakfast could be included...

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

O.K.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our room was nicer than I had expected for the price, and we even got our own bathroom (which appeared to have been recently renovated and was very nice) though our reservatiom had stated a shared bath. Our room was on a side alleyway off a small square, but the high quality windows blocked out almost all the noise at night. Would definitely stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Colombia

My family and myself (six people in two triple rooms) liked a lot this hotel. Located near St Marcos Square and near the Vaporeto station. Nice staff and very good roooms. The rooms were very clean, spacious and confortable. Nicely decorated, and for our stay in Europe it was one of the nicest but still one of the cheapest. For the high prices in venice, we think this is a very good deal. There are several restaurants of different cuisine and prices so you can choose. In summary, very nice hotel and confortable, excellent for the price, we definately recommend it for young or old people, and would definately would stay there again. In winter do not forget excellent creps and hot sangria about 50 meters from the hotel (corner).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

First time visitor for 3 days 2 nights. Loved the walkablilty of the city and all the canals. Waterbus was excellent way to get around the city. No language problem, everyone very friendly and helpful. Water taxis faster but expensive. Great restaurants in the older section (NE where the locals go) section of Venice.I would return to Al Vagon and Venice.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

The shower in the room was pretty hopeless. The bidet did not work, the water filter needed to be descaled. Proper parking arrangements would be usefull.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The occasion to stay in Al vagon Hotel was after a long trip around Croatia.

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel tiene una buena localizacion ya que para ir y venir del aeropuerto dispone de un servicio de vaporetos que deja muy cerca y ademas la zona en la q esta el hotel es muiy centrica de lo que hay que ver en venecia. Nos dieron una habitacion en un edificio contiguo al hotel era un piso amplio dibidivo en unas 5 o 6 habitaciones minusculas pero estaban bien en su interior.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Un petit hôtel très bien situé dans Venise à proximité du Rialto. Les chambres sont dans un style très "charmant". Pas de salle de petit déjeuner mais un "snack bar" juste à côté fait très bien l'affaire.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel proprietor was extremely helpful and friendly. When I asked whether the room booked (all of 95 Euros) was air-conditioned, he informed me it wasn't and offered me one for 15 Euros more which was. We were rewarded with a room very recently refurbished, with new tile floor, new furnishings, and new bathroom. It was excellent. Best of all, given the heat of Venice in July, it was cool -- all for 110 Euros in one of Europe's more expensive cities. Given that and a location 5 min from the Rialto bridge, I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

Terrible, no air conditioning, you must sleep with the windows open and the streets surrounding the hotel are very noisy so you can sleep until 3 am.

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Breakfast not included and not easy to find good breakfast around.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hôtel cosy, très bien implanté.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This hotel was a bit difficult to find (the nature of Venice perhaps). The map provided brought us to the vicinity of the hotel, but then actually finding it was a bit difficult. The staff at the hotel were able to direct us once we phoned however.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

i liked my stay in hotel vagon very well. i was there in 3/2008. the staff was very friendly and i felt this "personal atmosphere from a familiy company". it`s a very small and friendly hotel and it`s in an excellent position on the city plan, directly in the near of rialto bridge, in "the heart of venice", in my opinion. So, if you want and if it`s important for you, you can ask for a quiet room, i had one of them. it`s without breakfast, but if you leave the hotel, there are everywhere, directly in front of the hotel, friendly bars and small restaurants. i loved this friendly and pretty place and whenever i`ll come back to venice, i will return to this property. thanks to al vagon for a really nice stay and my best regards to the friendly familiy-staff!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed in a double superior room in the new section over the restaurant. We had a balcony overlooking the canal. We also saw the standard rooms which are also spacious with large bathrooms for Italy and they were a great value as well. Service very helpful. Location excellent. I think a one star rating for Al vagon is very low--3 would be more appropriate for the standard rooms and 4 for the superior. I have stayed in smaller, less convenient rooms for more money all over Europe and in venice as well. Would stay again, although not sure how many rooms have air conditioning, since we did not need it.

6.4 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Everywhere in Venice seems to be expensive so can,t say too much more about price. No breakfast which also seemed to be fairly standard. Hotel was in a good location, though difficult to find (as is everywhere in venice - best to just use hotel directions for vaporetto then ask a shopkeeper to point you in the right direction of the hotel/restaurant - no point using a map!). Room was clean and comfortable, window overlooking canal. Noisy but could close windows and shutters at night to block it out (don,t think there was airconditioning for summer but there was a fan in the closet). Also no tv in room but this was no problem as we were out most of the time. Hotel did store our bags when we arrived early and left a few hours after checkout, but they were only stored in the hotel foyer and on the steps. Also, if you want to try walking to the train station (and you can find your way) its about a half an hour (slow) walk, with stairs up and down over canal bridges.

2.8
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

I booked a double and got 2 beds without breakfast. There was no relation between the price and the room. I would never stay there again.

1.7
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is probably the only thing that relates to the price, as apart fronm that there was nothing special to the hotel. we got a superior room which was in fact very small, had no minibar, and was so warm and dry that we had to leave at 3am as unable to breath. i would expect a better service for that money

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We had a standard canal view room reserved, but one was not available, so they gave us a superior canal view room. It was lovely, but cramped. Still excellent for the money. It was a bit difficult to find, but I just asked people questions--they were more familiar with the Al Vagon Restaurant than the Hotel.

7.3 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

The Al Vagon was a bargain for Venice-everything is quite expensive in Venice! Our large group was split between two buildings. The rooms in the main building were simple but quite sufficient and very clean. The rooms in the second seperate building were beautiful quiet rooms. This second building has been renovated quite recently by the looks of things and is gorgeous. *Hint-Venice is impossible to navigate by streets and maps so ask for directions at the info booths before leaving the trainstation or airport. We had no trouble finding the hotel and were very glad we asked. Our only complaint would be the on/off service we got at the front desk. One minute they were very helpful and the next time it seemed like you were bothering them - it was a little disappointing but nothing to worry about. The location is great for sight seeing as it is very close to the main attractions. The area is quiet and seemed safe at night and there were plenty of cafes and bars around. I would definetely stay at this hotel again and would recommend it without hesitation. The one star rating on Venere is inaccurate in my view.

7.0 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

la premiere chambre à 2 lits que nous avions réservé était vraiment trés petite et la douche et sde bains trés trés rustique ; ensuite nous avons changé et la chambre (située dans l'annexe )était parfaite.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Hungary

We were satisfied with the hotel-next year we will choose it too. We think at the central places there is noise naturally. It didn't disturb us. The owners were very nice too

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Sehr zentral, 4 Minuten zur Rialtobrücke, einfache Ausstattung, aber sehr sauber und gut bewacht,schade, dass kein Frühstück angeboten wird,wir würden wieder hinfahren

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The hotel offered an upgrade as soon as we arrived which we accepted due to the new renovation and airconditioning. The new room (120 euros per night / Venice high season) was immaculate and newly renovated. We'd return to this renovated room (located nearby to the hotel. The hotel itself looked a little rundown, and our originally booked room a little average but about right for the 100 euros we'd booked it for.

7.2 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very handy location. Literally only a five minute walk to the Rialto bridge, and another five minutes to St. Marks square. No breakfast is provided and although the friendly owner said there were plenty of local cafes serving breakfast we hardly found any,although we were maybe expecting too much of the bacon and eggs variety and I think you just don't get this in Venice. The room was basic but adequate with a view over the local canal and was very picturesque. The hotel was quite hard to find and if you follow the directions given by the owner you are in for quite a hard slog if you are carrying heavy suitcases etc especially in the heat of the day. It might be wise to consider a water taxi which will take you right to the door from the airport

7.0 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is excellent in most ways, quality, cleanliness and central location. I would not stay there again sadly because it is situated above a beautiful stone square with a cafe and pizzeria beneath. Our room overlooked the square and the noise level was very high because of reverberation from the stone.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This small hotel has an excellent location in the centre of Venice, which makes it very good value for money. It has only a small reception and doesn't offer breakfast, but the rooms are very clean and comfortable(and warm when necessary) and are all en-suite with ample hot water. I shall certainly go there again.

7.2 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

plain friendly clean ideally situated to go anywhere in Venice once you had found the hotel!The staff were always courteous and helpful and the cleaning of the rooms was done with nice little touches that showed someone cared.The only drawback was the noise at night from the street and their own excellent and atmospheric restaurant below the hotel.I would definitely stay there again but take ear plugs.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Well located in Venice and within easy reach of everything the hotel was simple but very clean and tidy. We didn't eat in the Restaurent but there are many good places to eat within a few minutes although the hotel restaurent did look very nice and the menu seemed comprehensive. Nice room, nice stay, a little expensive but not relatively so - Venice isn't cheap. Well worth a visit.

7.9 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

With the exception of a most unwelcoming man when we checked in (which was late due to a train delay which is why I rated the welcoming so low), the folks could not have been nicer. We asked to change rooms because ours was quite small and the readily accomodated us. The location was great. We ate at the restaurant at the hotel which was also quite nice. I would recommend to pack lightly as you have to climb some steps to get to the rooms. All were nicely appointed and quite comfortable. There is a lot of canal and street noise, which I liked but others may not.

6.1 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

We had a great stay in Al Vagon. The room was small but very clean, quiet, and the best thing was the view: from the window we saw a little canal. The hotel doesn't have any public areas, but it wasnt' necessary! We spent 3 days in Venice just if we were living in a private flat. The hotel area was great! Crowded during the day (lots of shops and restaurants) but really quiet during the night. As Venice is a very expensive place, the hotel was expensive if you compare it to the same hotel in a different city, but you pay a fair price comparing the hotel to other hotels in Venice.

2.9
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

I feel like it was incorrectly advertised as it was in a very noisy part of venice filled with so much foot traffic and noise. It was a main thoroughfare from the boats in the canal to the Rialto. It was like an echo chamber all night. My wife and i could not sleep at all and she was very stressed about it. the pictures on the internet made it look a lot better than it actually was. We had to check out after only 1 night and cancel our reservations for the remaining 4 nights. We were very unhappy to have paid 160E per night for such a bad place. I would like to have a partial if not full refund as we could not even get to sleep under those conditions. Luckily we ended up finding a much quieter place far away from the crowds and even at a better price. My wife and I are both teachers in the U.S. and we have many friends who travel. I will not recommend the Al Vagon and I'm not even sure about Venere.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Petit hôtel très bien placé (10 mns du Rialto, 15 de la place St-Marc à pied, des commerces et un supermarché pas très loin). Les femmes de ménages ont tendance à allez un peu vite dans leur travail mais ça reste correct. Si vous prenez une chambre sur le canl, il y aura du bruit mais supportable grace au double vitrage. Bonne adresse. bien evidemment cher pour ce que c'est, mais on est à Venise ....

7.8 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fab location just minutes from the Rialto bridge - and for its location is not a bad price. No air-con but fan provided. Does not include breakfast. Small room but had all essentials.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel is in a lovely, less touristy area of Venice. The room was small but very clean with an adequate private bath. Unfornately the noise from the resturant below and the canal made for disruptive sleeping. It would be a wonderful place to stay if they add air conditioning to the rooms so you can close the windows for a cool restful night. Once the sun goes down in Venice giant mosquitoes come out and torture you all night when the windows are open.

7.5 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

7.0 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Iceland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.4 Good
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

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8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Venezuela

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

4.8 Ordinary
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

7.3 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Hotel Al Vagon offers 20 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Cannaregio visit. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Hotel Al Vagon

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by Piazzale Roma, where guests can leave their cars. From Piazzale Roma, the hotel is 15 minutes by vaporetto line 1, stop Ca' d'Oro.

By train
The hotel is 25 minutes on foot or 12 minutes by vaporetto line 1, from the Santa Lucia railway station. Get off at the Ca' d'Orostop.

By airplane
The Venice airport can be reached in 30 minutes by water taxi or with buses departing from Piazzale Roma.

Distances from Hotel Al Vagon

Teatro Malibran - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pescaria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Rialto Bridge - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ca' D'Oro Waterbus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ca' d'Oro - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Salvador Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Scuola Grande di San Marco - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bartolomeo Colleoni Monument - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Ca'Pesaro - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Goldoni's House - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Al Vagon is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.