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Isola Nova del Tronchetto 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 2111
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Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same scenic canals—is a ride via motorized Venice vaporetto. Think of it as public city bus on wheels, but with a far better view. Follow us on social network search for "muoversivenezia"
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Isola Nova del Tronchetto 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 041 272 2111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only mode of public transportation in Venice, at €7.50 per ride (flat rate). Great way to cut the walking down to the first mile and the last mile (from station to destination). I stayed in a hotel right across from the St. Lucia train station...More

Thank Yapwl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth buying a 1,2 or 3 day unlimited pass. It encourages you to visit other islands and parts of Venice. Even just taking the water bus up and down the grand canal is an experience. The only reason not 5 star is despite it...More

Thank treborbiker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Used the water bus to get to our hotel in San Marco from the Santa Lucia Termini. 7.50 Euro each and about 50 min time. (Much cheaper than a water taxi which would have cost 90-100 Euro). I have a tendency to get very seasick...More

Thank Screwball
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cheap and easy way to get around the island. The #2 (through the Grand Canal) just after sunset is a beautiful view! Get a seat in the front a

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Vaporetto water bus system is a brilliant way to travel around Venice. It even extends to the islands in the Venice Lagoon. If you are there for a few days get a 3, 4, or 7 day pass. A 7 day pass costs 60...More

Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 5 days ago

Vaporetto’s are the taxis and buses of Venice. They run long hours from early morning until late into the night, and they go to points all over Venice and its surrounding islands. The price is around $7.50 euros per person for most rides, or you...More

Thank Nancee0
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are NO cars or buses in Venice so the Vaporetto is the only way to get around, unless you want to walk a lot. They are easy to use. Be sure to get a 48 hour ticket as that will allow you to travel...More

Thank KathyEP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gets you anywhere in a timely efficient manner. There are no other public transport options. We could not fault. We bought a 3 day pass.

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a three day pass on the Vaporetto. It allowed us to hop on and hop off wherever we wanted. It took us up and down the Grande Canal, as well as to Burano and Murrano, and on a trip around the outside of...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk everywhere in Venice, but you won't want to. Somehow it feels right to travel on the water and this is the practical way to do it. Noisy because the distances between stops are usually small.

Thank mikerutherford
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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22 November 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
We would have loved to arrive by boat as our son did but unaware that option was available. He landed at Marco Polo airport, not Treviso, however.
13 October 2017|
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Response from StevePam | Reviewed this property |
Depending on which Vaporetto you take it will be around an hour and a half.
4 October 2017|
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Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
I will agree I just returned and the bus (that goes on roads ) was the easy and cheap way. You store luggage underneath bus and it drops you off by Piazza Roma across from train station. I just wish to warn you the... More