Venice Transportation

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  • 1. Vaporetto

    The best way to move around Venice is... by foot, but distances are not so short, and when we get tired a transport becomes a blessing. Bus in Venice is vaporetto, a ship that stops in both sides of...

  • 2. By plane (and then into Venice)

    The airport of Venice is located in Tessera; not far from Mestre. It is only 13 km far from the center of Venice. The arrivals area is situated on the ground floor. On the first floor there are the...

  • 3. By train (Santa Lucia station)

    We did not come to Venice in an overnight train but instead left Venice to go to Frankfurt, Germany in an overnight train. It's a long train ride, about 8 hours. We left close to midnight and arrived...

  • 4. By water taxi (& private boats)

    When you buy a ticket for a water bus never buy a 1 way ticket it costs 7€. What I choose is a 2 day ticket, there is no limit of how much you can ride. And the ticket is only for 30€! But that ticket...

  • 5. Gondola

    The so-called romantic gondola ride away is the most expensive transportation that exist at all. The average cost of a fare, which should last 30 minutes, costs approximately 100 euros. In practice,...

  • 6. Traghetto

    Before we went on your trip to Italy (Venice), our instructor mentioned that if we wanted to travel across the Grand Canal like the locals do, then we should use the traghetto (literally means...

  • 7. Walking (incl. city maps)

    Venice is a city that's definitely best discovered on foot but unless you have some sort of supernatural sense of direction, chances are you'll get lost at least once during your trip. However, this...

  • 8. By cruise ship

    This cruising ship of enourmuos roportions is almost bigger then Piazza San Marco! It is even higher the bell tower of San Giorgio, as you can see on the picture. I wasn't expected to see such a...

  • 9. By car (incl. parking)

    I would really reconsider renting a car. You will spend more time, energy, and money dealing with the logistics of "the car" than you will enjoying Italy. I have been to Venice then onto Rome 7 times...

  • 10. By bus (excl. airport bus)

    We got to Venice in the end of our bus-tour around Italy on the way from Ravenna to Vienna. We stayed for a night in Mestre which is a continental part of Venice. Early in the morning we went to...

  • 11. Get the nearby islands

    The boat tour to the Venetian islands starts from Riva degli Schiavoni. In case you want to visit Burano only, as I did, it takes more then one hour by line no....


    Yes, one must travel via water, if you don't want to walk up and down bridges to get around in Venice. Walking is the most used mode of transportation, but not...

  • 13. Public Boat Transportation - Water Bus

    The most inexpensive way to get around Venice is walking (of course). The second best option is using the water bus. When we arrived to Venice by train, we had...

  • 14. costs and times to Marco Polo airport

    Just found this summary and thought that it may help you.Port pier to airport = 10 miles = 20 minute car drive = 40-50 Euros one waycity centre to airport =...

  • 15. People Mover from the port to Piazzale Roma

    If you're trying to get into Venice from the cruise terminal/port then an easy way is to use the newish People Mover, a monorail system which links Tronchetto...

  • 16. Alilaguna Boats ~ Stazione Marittima to San Marco

    I have mentioned in a previous tip that on this trip we stayed in Venice before and after our Eastern Mediterranean cruise. One exceptional feature of the...

  • 17. The People Mover

    When I first heard of "The People Mover," I thought it was a sort of moving walkway such as you find in lots of airports. In reality, the People Mover is...

  • 18. Public transports in Venice

    Venice is easy to get around, there are no cars or trains in the historic city center. Most sights are easily accessible on foot, though. Far distances can be...

  • 19. Trains, Planes, Automobiles and Vaporettos

    We loved the Vaporettos! A single ride is 6 Euros. We got a 48 hour tourist card for 25 euros each because we were staying on the Lido for 2 days and had no...

  • 20. limousine and water taxi combined

    If you feel like splashing out and arriving in style, then how about a limousine to Piazzale Roma with a water taxi to your hotel(down the Grand Canal)combined....

  • 21. Next stop, Murano!

    If you are heading to Murano. The easiest way to getting there is catching the actv water bus. A return ticket cost 6 euros. You may catch water bus number 41...

  • 22. Take the Train!!

    We love the trains!! They are truly the way to travel in Italy. Venice is easily reachable from everywhere, and there are direct connections to and from Milan,...

  • 23. ACTV Vaporetto -- The best way...

    ACTV Vaporetto -- The best way to travel around Venice, besides your feet, is on the vaporetto. You can buy a multiple trip pass at the same ticket counter at...

  • 24. Left Luggage at Sant Lucia Station

    I've used the left luggage (DEPOSITO BAGAGLI) service here twice. Both times I'd checked out of my hotel, then left my bags here, so I could spend my last few...

  • 25. Baby strollers

    I visited Venice, like every year, last year with my parents, my husband AND my new baby girl, Sienna, who was one year at the time. We had her in a stroller,...

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  • Apr 5, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    I live quite close to Venice and I can confirm that travelling in Venice is very expensive and time consuming, as I can see from many of these posts.

    In the last year I discovered something that is very useful, and that I have been testing with my friends coming from different countries: it is a complete package with a lot of options covering transportation, museum entrance, parking, transfer to the airport... and the most important thing is that you have everything on your hands before arriving in Venice. So I saved a lot of time in collecting all the tickets for my friends, and my friends could save a lot of time skipping the queues (the Vaporetto queue and the queue for the museums is very long).

    It is called VeniceBox ( and you can receive it at home, or collect it in Venice once you arrive. I am posting this because it solved a lot of problems to my friends and I am sure it may be helpful to anyone is going to visit Venice.

    I love Venice and I'd like that everyone could enjoy it, instead of wasting time and money.


    • Apr 6, 2015 at 1:38 AM

      ciao, i can only tell that my friends were happy with that. They didn't need to make the queue to buy the ticket, just jump in the Vaporetto, that is not making something wrong, just avoid making the queue (I live close to Venice, and I understand what you say, but I'd never suggest to do something uncorrect). I agree with you that Venice is worthwhile walking (if i well understand there is also a map inside, that may help). It probbaly depends on the approach you have to the visit: may be that if you don't have a lot of time, and have children (like my friends) it is very useful and you can be "relaxed" and just make your visits to museums, churches or whatever you want.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Apr 6, 2015 at 2:12 AM

      I understand. But you can do all that without paying for a pass of any sort.

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