Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

Venice Public Transport

Detailed Guide To Venice Public Transport

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1/2/3/7-Day Pass: Venice ACTV Water Bus Tickets

1/2/3/7-Day Pass: Venice ACTV Water Bus Tickets

€25
Instant Confirmation
Flexible Duration
  • Give a slip to the expensive gondola rides and travel around the City of Canals through the value-for-money ACTV Water Bus Pass, available in 1, 2, 3, and 7-day options.
  • Make the most of the unlimited use of Vaporetti (water-buses) in Venice, Lido and the lagoon islands.
  • You also have access to the use of ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera.
  • 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.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 1-Day Pass
  • 2-Day Pass
  • 3-Day Pass
  • 7-Day Pass
  • Tip: With the paper ticket in hand, you are free to board any vaporetto in Venice multiple times.
  • Note: This pass does not include ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò, and Alilaguna lines.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Alilaguna Shuttle Service to/from Marco Polo Airport

Alilaguna Shuttle Service to/from Marco Polo Airport

€15
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Flexible Duration
  • Have your travel sorted when you land in Venice with this online ticket.
  • Travel through interconnecting routes that ensure you reach any location in the city within minutes.
  • Use this ticket any time after the purchase and it comes without an expiry date!
  • Exploit the great connectivity of Alilaguna Public Shuttle to your benefit.

Routes you can use the ticket for

  • Marco Polo Airport to Venice City or vice-versa
  • Round Trip Transfers

Connectivity of the 3 lines

  • Blue Line connects Venice Marco Polo Airport with Cruise Terminal, passing through San Marco. Click here for the map route.
  • Red Line connects Venice Marco Polo Airport with Cruise Terminal, passing through Murano and San Marco. Currently, the Red Line is temporarily suspended. Click here for the map route.
  • Orange Line connects Venice Marco Polo Airport with the Railway Station, passing through Rialto and S. Maria del Giglio. Click here for the map route.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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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Venice Public Transpotation
Venice Public Transpotation

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.

Airport Connectivity in Dubai

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.