San Giorgio Maggiore Transportation

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    Luxury Yacht moored at San Giorgio
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  • Vaporetto Stop San Giorgio de Maggiore
    Vaporetto Stop San Giorgio de Maggiore
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    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Vaporetto (water bus) line '2' comes here at least once an hour - 24 hours a day. It is just 1 stop away from Vaporetto stop ‘ San Zaccaria/Pieta (near St Marks Square). This is the cheap way to get here.

    If you have lot's of money - take the Water Taxi.

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    Vaporetto Number 2 route

    by suvanki Updated Sep 28, 2009

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    The only way to get to Isola San Giorgio Maggiore (unless you have your own boat or can afford a water taxi) is by vaporetto

    So head to San Zaccaria , and look for the one for No. 2 route vaporetto station. (This is the only route to the island If you haven't got a ticket, purchase one from the ticket office at the stop).

    There are different tariffs - 1 trip (valid for 90 minutes), 24/ 48 and 72 hours.

    You must validate it before boarding. (Otherwise there may be a hefty fine imposed by the conductor or Inspector)
    This used to be done by sticking the ticket into the yellow machine, and it was stamped with the date and time, which was visible. (this is the method mentioned in most guide books)

    At my recent visit , this had changed- you now 'swipe' your ticket across a screen on the machine. This validates your ticket, and the date/ time are displayed on the screen of the machine- However it's not visible on your ticket, so I wasn't sure if it had been validated- also it's not easy to check the time that it expires. (I later found out that you just have to 'swipe' the ticket over the machines you encounter at each vaporetto station, and the details will be displayed on the screen).

    The number 2 departs from San Zaccaria for S. Giorgio every 10 minutes during the day, for the short journey across the waters of Bacino San Marco.

    After stopping at San Giorgio, it heads to Giudecca, the neighbouring island. So after viewing San Giorgio you can either return to San Zaccaria or travel along the No 2 route.

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    by lina112 Written Sep 10, 2008

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    From Venice, the only way to go to San Giorgio Maggiore is in Vaporetto the water bus. The only one that goes there is number 2, it does every 20 minutes. If you wan more information about vaporetto ask to the staff in some vaporetto stop and they will inform you.

    Si vas desde Venecia a San Giorgio la Maggiore, la única manera es en vaporetto. El único vaporetto que llega allí es el num 2, pasa cada 20 minutos. Si no estás seguro del número del vaporetto que tienes que coger, lo mejor serás preguntar en las paradas del vaporetto al personal y ellos te ayudarán.

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