In Venice is possible to choose between public transportation
(bus-boats called "vaporetti" and bus in the mainland) and private
transportation (watertaxi in the historical center, car taxi in the
mainland and at Lido of Venice). Actually there are 3 public companies
offering means of transportation in Venice: Actv, Atvo and Alilaguna.
The company Actv runs the water
transportation (vaporetti) and the land transportation as well (bus
and trolley-cars soon). This service gives to the City an efficient
network of transportation. Lines 1 and 2 (vaporetti) makes
it easy for tourists to travel along the Grand Canal. Line 3 was
available for residents only till the 2nd of November 2008.
The fare for one ride is 7,00 euros (valid for
1 hour). If you plan to ride the "vaporetto" at less three times per
day you can save money by purchasing a 1-day pass Actv (20 euros),
which is valid 24 hours from the moment you stamp it. For different stays
are also available following options:
12-hour pass, (18 €); 36-hour pass, (25 €); 48-hour
pass (30 €); 72-hour pass, (35 EUR); 7-day pass, (50 €). The ferry ride costs 3 €.
Children till 6 years of age travel free.
Here are the Actv fares in Euro from the 1st of May 2012
for bus transportation: EUR 1,30; on board EUR 2,50; Piazzale Roma-Airport
EUR 6,00. Tickets are valid for 75 minutes.
Round-trips are not permitted.
From the 1st of May 2008 was put into operation the card
Imob, with microchips and recharged,
which actually performs the functions that previously had the Carta Venezia
(and will replace it soon). You can apply for and purchase at the following
ticket offices IMOB-Hello Venezia.
Here are the rates for owners of the Carta Venezia-Imob for lines of waterbus transportation
Actv (vaporetto): 1,30€ one-way, tickets bought on board 2,50€; bus + vaporetto (90 minutes) 2,00€; ferry 0,60€.
You can purchase your ticket at the
main stops and you have to validate it before getting on the "vaporetto".
For further information please contact hellovenezia , phone +39 041 2424.
Moreover are available the
these cards allow you the unlimited use of public transportation, free admittance
to the Venice Civic Museums and to public toilets. The cards are available at following
Young people between 14 and 29 years old, could consider buying
Rolling Venice Card, that offers reductions on ticket
of public transportation in Venice. Moreover it offers discounts inside
of shops, restaurants, bars etc. that are associated. Phone +39 041 2424.
In the city you can purchase the Rolling Venice Card at the Actv-Vela
office in Piazzale Roma (+39 041 2747650, 7am-8pm) or at the kiosks
next to S. Marco, Rialto, Ferrovia vaporetto stops.
Transportation to Chioggia. It's possible getting to
Chioggia from Venice by public transportation: autobus and "vaporetto".
From Venice-Piazzale Roma is available a regular transportation service
by autobus (line 80, Sottomarina) that, along the motorway "Romea", permits
to get to Chioggia by a 60-minute ride. In summer (from
May 31 to September 30) is available the direct line of transportation
"Clodia" by boat (vaporetti) with departures from stop Venice-Pietà
(the stop is located in front of the omonim church, unique departure
at 5pm); the same vaporetto, towards Venice, leaves from Isola dell'Unione
at 9,05am and Piazzetta Vigo at 9,15am. In winter does
not exist a direct transportation by water to Chioggia, to get there along the
seaside you have to take a bus #11 departing from Lido-Piazzale Maria
Elisabetta that crosses both islands of Lido and Pellestrina by ferry
Transportation to Punta Sabbioni-Jesolo. It's easy
to get to Punta sabbioni by transporation by a direct speedboat
line (motonave) offered by Actv, with departures from Venice-Pietà.
From Punta Sabbioni you can go to Jesolo by Atvo autobus. Atvo offers a
transportation service by bus from Jesolo to Venice (and vice versa).
Transportation to Lido. It's possible getting to Lido di Venezia
by the service of vaporetto transportation provided by Actv (fare 7,00€). From Piazzale
Roma or the train station is possible to take the line 1: it's one-hour ride.
You can also take l. 5.2 that goes around Venice, side
north (50-minute ride). L. 5.1 is faster, riding a tour around the south
part of the city (37-minute ride). The faster vaporetto for transportation to Lido is
l. 6 that arrives in only 33 min. but is available only during working-days.
From Burano, Treporti and Punta Sabbioni to get to Lido of Venice is available the line
of transportation LN. From Venice Airport to arrive to Lido are available the lines of
transportation Rossa and Blu provided by Alilaguna (see list below), the linking requires
about one hour.
Ferry-boat. Actv moreover offers a transportation service for cars
by ferry-boat from Tronchetto-Venice to
S.Nicolò-Lido (and vice versa), and from Punta
Sabbioni to S. Nicolò (and vice versa).
Tickets are available by the ticket-offices before boarding.
The fares of Venice ferry-boat transportation are drivers
The transportation company Atvo telephone +39 041 383671, runs the bus
transportation along the eastern Veneto, linking the International
Airport Marco Polo (6 EUR) and Canova (6 €, 11 € round-trip
good 7 days) to Mestre train station and the city of Venice.
Transportation of luggage is for free. Atvo offers transportation
from Venice to Cortina as well (Saturdays and Sundays only).
The transportation company Alilaguna has
5 lines of "Vaporetti" linking M. Polo
to Venice: "Blu", "Rossa", "Arancio", "Gialla" and "Oro". The fares are as
Fondamente Nove, Arsenale, Guglie, Lido (Santa Maria Elisabetta), Madonna dell'Orto, Rialto, Sant'Angelo,
San Marco, San Zaccaria, Zattere, Stazione Marittima.
Characteristic boats in Venice Lagoon
Since a long time ago the transporation in Venice were carry
out for convenience by boat. Before the coming of boats activated
by steam, in Venice the transportation boats were furnished by
sails (like the "Bragozzi", typical boats for fishing, still
used in Chioggia) or by rows. Every kind of rowing-boat had
a specific use. The "Caorlina" is a boat for heavy transportation
originary from Caorle and is rowed by six people. Another boat
for heavy transportation used in Venice was the "Peata" that
was drown by oxen or by horses when it went up a river. The
"Vipera" was used by smugglers. The "Sciopòn" was particularly
used to go hunting. The "Pupparino", the "Mascareta", the
and the "Gondolino" represent the typical pleasure
crafts of the Lagoon. They are still used in the regattas:
the most celebrated is the "Regata Storica" on the first Sunday
of September, every year.
Since 1873 was active a service carryed by "vaporetti"
among Venice, Jesolo and Chioggia. But it was only from the 15th
of September 1881 that the vaporetto started to offer a regular
transportation service (under the supervision of Alessandro Finella)
along the Grand Canal. Despite many protests made by the gondoliers
of that age, the vaporetto became soon popular to Venetian people
and actually is considered the most used boat in the Lagoon.
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