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Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus & Mainland Bus Pass: 1 to 7 Days

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  • Say goodbye to the expensive gondola rides and travel around the City of Canals through the value-for-money ACTV Water Bus Pass.
  • Get access to unlimited rides on Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido, and the lagoon islands, plus ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera.
  • With just one pass in hand, which can be activated at any ACTV ticket machine, you can make travel in Venice a hassle-free affair.
  • Choose from flexible options: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, or 7 days, tailoring your travel card to your specific needs.

Inclusions

  • 1/2/3/7-day validity
  • Access to unlimited ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • Access to unlimited ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

Exclusions

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò and Alilaguna lines
  • Included in the price of ticket is the transport of 1 luggage piece, the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150cm.
  • Be prepared for some delays, especially during busy peak hours and high seasons.
  • Firstly, print your confirmation voucher that you will recieve right after your purchase is approved. The voucher comes with a unique PNR code, which must be displayed when requested.
  • You can collect your pass by with the PNR code at any of the ACTV automatic ticket machines or at one of the Points of Sale and Collection spots.
  • The pass is valid for the number of days you selected and starts from the moment they are validated.
  • You can use your pass anytime within 24 months from the date of purchase.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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1-Way Tickets to Venice ACTV Water Bus

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  • Get unrestricted access to the ACTV Vaporetto in Venice, Lido and the islands and ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera, and the mainland.
  • In 1 hour 15 minutes, experience the entire span of the Venetian waterways with this single trip ticket.
  • Embark on a sightseeing spree and enjoy economical fares as you flit from attraction to attraction.

Inclusions

  • 1-way tickets to ACTV Vaporetto in Venice, Lido, & lagoon islands
  • 1-way tickets to ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera, & mainland

Exclusions

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò & Alilaguna lines
  • Tip: You can also hop on any ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera with this very ticket.
  • Note: You cannot avail of ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò, and Alilaguna lines with this ticket.
  • These one-way tickets are valid for 75 minutes from validation on ACTV water buses on specified routes.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: 2- Day Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass + Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace

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  • With these super-saver combo tickets, tour across Venice with an ACTV Water Bus pass and exclusive access to Doge's Palace and 3 museums.
  • Hop on the ACTV Water Bus for 2 days and discover Venice, Lido, the lagoon islands, Mestre, and Marghera with ease.
  • With the Venice Museum Pass, unlock cultural treasures and stroll through the alleys of Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana.
  • Step into history at the marvelous Doge's Palace, the official residence of Venice's former leader, with skip-the-line tickets.

Inclusions

Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass

  • 2-day access to ACTV Vaporetti(Water-buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • 2-day access to ACTV Buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

** Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace**

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Doge’s Palace
  • Entry to Museo Correr
  • Entry to Archaeological Museum
  • Entry to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana

Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass

  • Tip: You can travel to any place in Venice, Lido, Mestre, and Marghera with this ticket.
  • Validity tickets must be validated before boarding ACTV public transport.
    The validity of ACTV Tickets and Travelcards starts from the exact moment they are first validated.
  • Transport of one luggage piece the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150 cm.

Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace

  • Tip: Keep a check for temporary exhibitions and events held throughout the year at all the three museums.
  • The Venice Pass is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
  • The pass is activated when you use it at the first attraction and is valid for consecutive days.
  • Note that the tickets can be used from 12pm onwards only due to anti-queue containment measures.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Venetiana: 24/48-Hour Venice Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Discover the best of Venice, Murano, Burano, and Torcello islands with seamless hop-on hop-off boat transfers with your 24/48-hour HOHO pass.
  • Enjoy 2 scenic routes, and get on and off unlimited times, along the islands with nearly 120 iconic landmarks spotted along the way.
  • Your ticket also includes a free glass-making workshop in Murano.
  • The eco-boat is equipped with an audio guide available in 5 languages, curated with intriguing tales from local authors.
  • Some of the popular spots along the route include the Crooked Bell Tower, the Church of Santa Fosca, and the Church of Santi Maria and Donato.

Inclusions

  • 24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • Audio guide in 5 languages
  • Glass-making show in Murano

Exclusions

  • Entry to landmarks
  • Hotel transfers

Line A

  • First boat: 9:30am from Santa Lucia
  • Last boat: 4:20pm from Santa Lucia
  • Frequency: every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, San Giorgio Basilica, Biennale Gardens

Line B

  • First boat: 9:30am from Punta Sabbioni
  • Last boat: 6:45pm from Punta Sabbioni
  • Frequency: every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, Coast of Cavallino Treporti, Vignole vineyards

Please click here for a detailed Line A and Line B map and its boarding points from 29 March 2024 to November 3 2024.

  • Tip: Try finding the 2 lovers streetlamps in Murano as legend has it that anyone who finds these will be lucky in love for an entire year.
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German and can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Alilaguna Water Bus Airport Transfers + Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

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  • Save on travel costs in Venice with a combo that includes both water bus transfers and ACTV Water Bus Pass with Mainland bus tickets.
  • Hassle-free transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the city on the water bus, offering routes on the Blue and Orange lines.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of the tickets with no expiry date, valid for a single journey either to or from the airport on the Alilaguna Water Bus.
  • Get unlimited access to ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and the lagoon islands with the bus pass with a choice of 1/2/3/7 days validity.
  • Explore Mestre and Marghera with unlimited use of ACTV buses, giving you the freedom to travel across the mainland at your convenience.

Inclusions

Alilaguna Water Bus Transfers

  • One-way or round-trip water bus transfers between Marco Polo Airport to Venice City

Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • Validity: 1/2/3/7 days
  • Unlimited use of ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • Unlimited use of ACTV Buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

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Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò and Alilaguna lines

Blue Line

  • First Water Bus: 5:20am
  • Last Water Bus: 12:20am
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Red Line

  • First Water Bus: 8:50am
  • Last Water Bus: 3:55pm
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Orange Line

  • First Water Bus: 8:50am
  • Last Water Bus: 11:35pm
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Alilaguna Water Bus Transfers

  • Tip: Make friends with fellow passengers and get insider tips about Venice from the locals.
  • This ticket does not have an expiry date and can be used on any date after purchase.
  • The ticket is valid only for one single-way journey. You can travel either to the airport or from the airport with this one-way ticket.
  • Please note that the Red Line is not active during winter.
  • Children of 6 years and below do not require a ticket.

Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • Tip: The lesser-known islands of Venice await you on the route. Keep your camera handy to capture the charming spots.
  • Tickets must be validated before boarding ACTV public transport.
  • The validity of ACTV Tickets and Travelcards starts from the exact moment they are first validated.
  • Included in the price of the ticket is the transport of 1 luggage piece, the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150cm.
  • Please expect delays during peak hours and high seasons.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Water Bus Transfers: Marco Polo Airport to/from Venice City

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  • Arrive in Venice in just 80 to 110 mins with this direct water bus transfer from Marco Polo Airport.
  • No worries if you miss a transfer, water buses arrive every 30-60 mins. Plus, your ticket is valid indefinitely, so you can use it whenever you want!
  • Explore the city's most picturesque spots with your choice of 3 available routes.
  • Opt for a one-way trip or round-trip transfer, with the added benefit of a 30-day validity period for round-trip tickets.
  • Whichever route you choose, all are conveniently linked to Venice's iconic railway stations and cruise terminals.

Inclusions

  • One-way/round-trip water bus transfer to/from Marco Polo Airport and Venice city
  • Access to 3 routes
  • Click here for detailed route maps

Blue Line (Marco Polo Airport to Santa Lucia Railway Station)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 5:20am
  • Last water bus: 12:20am
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Santa Lucia Railway Station

  • First water bus: 8:20am
  • Last water bus: 9:20pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Orange Line (Marco Polo Airport to Santa Maria del Giglio)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 8:35am
  • Last water bus: 11:05pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

From Santa Maria del Giglio

  • First water bus: 6:15am
  • Last water bus: 7:15pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Red Line (Marco Polo Airport to Cruise Terminal)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 8:50am
  • Last water bus: 5:30pm
  • Frequency: every 60 mins

From Cruise Terminal

  • First water bus:8:25am
  • Last water bus: 12:25pm
  • Frequency: every 60 mins

Please click here for a detailed timetable and route maps.

  • This ticket does not have an expiry date and can be used on any date after purchase (extended validity).
  • The round-trip tickets must be stored correctly and used within 30 days from the date of validation of the outward journey.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Round-Trip Boat Transfers: Punta Sabbioni to/from Venice San Marco

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  • Get easy and seamless transfers between Punta Sabbioni and Venice San Marco on a boat.
  • With boats departing every 30 or 45-mins, you can hop on any boat according to your convenience.
  • Sailing along the San Marco basin and more, marvel at stunning Venice from the water.
  • Enjoy the views of the 16th-century Fort of Sant'Andrea, the Mose Dam, and more from the boat.
  • Sail comfortably as the boat has indoor and outdoor seating.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip boat transfer to Venice San Marco from Punta Sabbioni
  • Tip: Take the outdoor seats on the boat as you can get stellar views of Venice as you sail through the Venice Lagoon.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Pets and guard dogs are allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 12 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
VeniceTransportation in VenicePublic Transport Tickets in Venice

Venice is known for its network of alleyways and canals. With most of its medieval structures still standing tall, there are no roads that can accommodate vehicular traffic in Venice. The best way to get around Venice is by foot. The labyrinthine alleys allow you to get lost and explore the lesser-known parts of the city. Apart from foot, you can also use water taxis, Gondolas, Traghettos, and water buses. 

Venice Public Transport Options

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Alilaguna Shuttle Service to/from Marco Polo Airport

From: €15
Good For: Commuting from the airport.

The Alilaguna shuttle service takes you from Marco Polo airport to Venice city or vice versa. If you book the shuttle service online, you have your travel arrangements sorted out when you land at the airport. 

  • The Alilaguna Shuttle service has 3 lines: Blue, Red, and Orange.
  • The Blue line connects the airport with the cruise terminal, passing through San Marco. Check out the route map here.
  • The Red line connects the airport with the cruise terminal, passing through Murano and San Marco. Check out the route map here.
  • The Orange line connects the airport with the cruise terminal, passing through Rialto and S. Maria. Check out the route map here.
  • Note that during winter, the red line is inactive. 
  • Children below 6 years can travel free of cost. 
Venice Public Transpotation
Venice Public Transpotation

Traghetti

From: €0.5 to €1
Good For: Commuting across the Grand canal.
Timings: Typically operate from 9 AM to around 6 or 7 PM, although some routes finish by noon.

Traghetti are large public Gondolas on the Grand Canal. They are useful to get from one end of the canal to the other. Unlike the touristy Gondolas, Traghetti are cheap and are also used by locals for commuting.

  • Note that the Traghetti is a regular mode of transport for Venetian workers. Therefore, the facility will be in service only at certain times of the day. 
  • Traghetti is effective because only 4 bridges cross the grand canal.
  • Unlike regular Gondolas, Traghetti do not have singing Gondoliers with beribboned hats. 

Travelling By Road in Venice

Venice Public Transpotation

Bus

Venice is closed to all kinds of vehicular traffic since most of its streets are narrow. Moreover, the winding alleyways in the city are ideal for exploring the city on foot. 

You may however use buses to visit places like Mestre. The Venice bus station is situated at Piazzale Roma. 

Venice Public Transpotation

Taxis

Venice is a walkable city and is completely closed for vehicular traffic. However, if you want to rent a car for traveling outside Venice you can do it in car rental offices in Piazzale Roma.

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Venice Public Transpotation

Marco Polo Airport

The Alilaguna Shuttle service can transport you from the Marco Polo Airport to Venice at rates starting from €15. There are 3 lines that can take you from the airport to the Cruise terminal. However, all 3 lines go through different parts of the city.

The Blue line passes through San Marco, the Red line passes through Murano and San Marco and the orange line passes through Rialto and S.Maria del Giglio.

Venice Public Transpotation

Treviso Airport

The Treviso airport is connected to Venice by road. There are many buses plying between the airport and Venice. The buses cost you €10 to €13 and take about 1 hour to reach. Alternatively, you can also take airport taxis. While taxis can be the fastest way to travel between Treviso and Venice, the cheapest option is the ATVO or Barzi shuttle bus services. Keep in mind that all motorized transport must stop at the Piazzale Roma terminal or the parking island of Tronchetto. From there you can take a water taxi or the Vaporetto ferry.

Must Have Venice Public Transportation Apps

Venice Public Transpotation

Ulmon Venice Travel Guide

Google maps can sometimes show only a few sponsored places or may even leave out some narrow alleyways. Moreover, Google maps require internet connectivity. With Ulmon Venice travel guide, you can roam around the narrow alleyways with much ease. Furthermore, the map is available offline. Here’s a tip: When you’re using the map, try to look for landmarks instead of using your GPS coordinates. Since the streets are narrow and close by, GPS coordinates can be wrong. 

Venice Public Transpotation

High Tide Venice- Hi!Tide

This is a free official app developed to help both locals and tourists to locate ferry points and water labels at various parts of the city. The app also gives you updates on flooding levels in a few locations. This can come in handy, especially in the rainy season. The app is developed in collaboration with the ICPSM- Venice’s premiere forecasting organization. 

Venice Public Transpotation

CheBateo

CheBateo helps in planning your Vaporetto routes around Venice. The app provides easy-to-view ACTV timetables. You can also favorite your routes so that you don’t have to type them every time you go in them. Furthermore, the app also tells you the Vaporetto routes that pass through and stop at a particular stop.

Hacks & Tips For Using Venice’s Public Transport

  • Venice bans vehicular movement, making it a pedestrian-friendly city. The narrow and winding alleyways give you the perfect opportunity to explore lesser-known parts of the city. 
  • The Traghettis offer the cheapest mode of water transport. Avail it when it suits you. 
  • While Gondolas can be slightly expensive, they can give you an experience of a lifetime. The traditional ride takes you back to the heydays of Venice and lets you culturally connect with the city. 
  • If you have time constraints to explore the city, we recommend you book Hop-on Hop-off boat tours. It allows you to check out the key locations quickly. 
  • Download the High Tide Venice- Hi!Tide if you’re traveling during the rainy season. The app allows you to keep a tab on the rising water levels in different parts of the city. It also gives updates on floods.

Frequently Asked Questions About Venice Public Transport

Q. What are the different modes of public transport available in Venice?

A. Vehicular movement is not allowed inside Venice. Inside the city, public transport is available in the form of water buses, Gondolas, and Traghetti. However, Venice is a walkable city. The best way to get around the city is on foot.

Q. What is the best Venice public transport option?

A. Traghetti provides the cheapest public transport option within the city. However, if you want to experience the traditional transport choice, you can go on a Gondola.

Q. Which travel pass is best for those using Venice public transport?

A. The ACTV water bus pass is ideal for micro-commutes within the city.

Q. Where can I get an ACTV card from?

A. You can get ACTV cards online. Once you finish your purchase you’ll get an e-voucher via email. When you reach Venice, you can redeem this e-voucher for a paper ticket. The paper ticket is valid for all micro-commutes within Venice until its expiry.

Q. Are the Venice Water Buses affordable?

A. Yes, water buses are affordable. The one-time pass for all bus routes starts from €25. 

Q. Is there connectivity to the airport by Venice public transport?

A. Yes, the Alilaguna shuttle water bus service connects Venice to Marco Polo airport. There are numerous bus services from Treviso airport too.

Q. Are there buses in Venice?

A. No, Venice does not allow any kind of motorized transport within the city. So, buses are not allowed in Venice.

Q. Are taxis affordable in Venice?

A. There are no road taxis within the city. However, water taxis like Gondolas can be expensive.

Q. Is the monorail available in Venice?

A. No, there is no monorail in Venice.

Q. Can I drive in Venice?

A. No, you cannot drive in Venice. Motorized traffic is not allowed inside Venice.

Q. Is Venice public transport safe?

A. Yes, Venice has very safe public transport services like Water buses, Gondolas, and Traghetti.

Q. Is Venice public transport affordable?

A. Yes, Venice public transport is affordable. Traghetti costs between €0.5 to €2.

Q. Is there any dress code for using Venice public transport?

A. No, Venice doesn't have a strict dress code.

Q. What must-have travel apps can I download to easily access Venice public transport systems?

A. The Ulmon Venice travel guide app and the CheBateo app can come in handy while navigating the streets of Venice.