View schedules or download PDF files to your computer, tablet, or smartphone from the Venice public-transportation network's Web site. See "Water Bus Service" link below. By Durant Imboden A CTV , Venice's public-transit agency, has published a number of useful documents that you can view on your computer, tablet, or smartphone or print before leaving for Venice. Use this in combination with the map above.
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Mark's Basin. See our Vaporetto Water Buses article for more information on boat types. By Durant Imboden. V enice's waterbus routes change from time to time. This means that printed maps and guidebook descriptions of boat lines, which are operated by the transit agency ACTV, are frequently out of date. Please note that routes are subject to change and seasonal variation.
When in doubt, check the timetables at the vaporetto stops. At smaller stops, boats will come from both directions.
Pay attention so you'll board the right waterbus! Occasionally, a boat will ignore certain stops or will terminate its run before the end of the line. The placard or electronic signboard on the boat will indicate any such deviations. Either that, or the conductor will shoo you off. Some lines are seasonal typically summer or, occasionally, spring through fall.
Click here for details. In theory, if you board at a stop that doesn't have a ticket office or machine, you can approach the conductor immediately after boarding and ask for a biglietto. Otherwise, you could be fined heavily for traveling without a ticket. But read this first. Be sure to validate your ticket before boarding the boat. Hold your ticket close to the electronic reader see inset photo until you see a green light flash or hear a beep.
You can save money on public transportation by purchasing a hour to seven-day ACTV Tourist Travel Card from any vaporetto ticket booth.
A more expensive option is the tourist office's V enezia Unica Tourist Pass formerly the Venice Connected card which has a complicated pricing scheme but offers services beyond transportation. For convenience, "vaporetto" is often used as a generic synonym for "water bus," but technically there are three types of boat: the " vaporetto ," a flat-decked boat used on routes such as No.
Most ACTV boats are now wheelchair-accessible. Vaporetti on the most popular routes 1 and 2 are flat-decked boats where wheelchairs, strollers, and baby carriages can roll on or off easily, with a hand from the boat conductor if necessary.
In recent years, motoscafi which have cabins inside the hull have been redesigned with wheelchair areas on the entry decks. For more information on specific boat lines, see the "Line Numbers" table below.
The tables on this page show public waterbus routes that are of most interest to tourists. Thanks to Brendan Fox for his suggestions regarding the tables below. Routes are subject to change, although we do update this table several times a year.
If you've used public transportation in Venice previously, don't be surprised if some boat stations look unfamiliar. ACTV has built several large stations in the last few years, and platforms have been renumbered or shifted around at major existing stations such as Piazzale Roma, Ferrovia, and Rialto.
Also consult the local timetables on station platforms, which sometimes are more up to date than the official published timetables. Note: Early in the morning and late in the evening, the routes are abbreviated. See the timetables at the boat stops or the Actv Web site for details.
Elena on its way back to the Lido. Boats also go in the opposite direction. It runs seven days a week during the main tourist season; before late May and after early September, it doesn't operate on Sundays. The "Diretto Murano" boat service connects the Piazzale Roma and the railroad station to the five boat stops on the glassmaking island of Murano.
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By Durant Imboden V enice's waterbus routes change from time to time. Please note: "Seasonal routes" are services that operate during the main tourist season typically April into October and sometimes on public holidays or during Carnival.
Hotels, Rentals. Main Index. Things to know: 1. Line Numbers: City Center. The No. It's popular with tourists because it offers a leisurely tour of the Grand Canal and offers a quick way to get from one side of the canal to the other , but its open decks tend to be jammed from April through October and on weekends.
Tip: To avoid crowds of daytrippers, take the No. During the day, boats continue up the Grand Canal to Rialto, with a smaller number continuing to San Marco Giardinetti. Note: This line also runs in the opposite direction, so read the placards or electronic signs before boarding. It runs between Piazzale Roma, Ferrovia, and Rialto or vice versa and is a convenient way to reach hotels in the Rialto Bridge area from airport buses, taxis, and the railroad station.
Motoscafi lines 5. This small-boat passenger ferry runs between Burano and Torcello. Seasonal Routes spring to early fall.
No service on Sundays. Service is infrequent, and the line operates only during a short period each summer. Lagoon Routes Burano, Torcello, etc. These are the boats you'll ride if you take our do-it-yourself Venice islands tour , which uses public transportation and is far cheaper than guided tours.
Like route 22 see below , route 14 is convenient for guests at campgrounds near Punta Sabbioni. Line 15 is identical to Line 14, minus the Lido stop. It's a direct express service between Venice and Punta Sabbioni or vice versa.
Service is extremely limited, but the boat is worth considering if you're staying at a campground on Punta Sabbioni and want to catch a boat for Venice early in the morning. This off-the-beaten-path motoscafo line starts at Fondamente Nove in Venice, stops in Murano, and then calls at the untouristed islands of Vignole, Lazzaretto, and San Erasmo.
Some boats continue to the commuter park-and-ride lot at Treporti. Boats also run in the return direction. This route offers a coordinated autobus and waterbus service from the Lido to Pellestrina and Chioggia.
See our Venice to Chioggia article. For details, visit www. Terminal Fusina runs two pedestrian boat lines from its parking lot at Fusina, on the mainland to the south of the Mestre-Marghera industrial zone. Linea Clodia leaves Chioggia for Venice in the morning, with return service to Chioggia in late afternoon. It's useful if you're staying in Chioggia or the resort of Sottomarina and want to make a day trip into Venice.
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Vaporetto Map: Routes, Lines, and Stops
You can print or download the pdf map to your phone. The map is updated twice a year, so beware of older versions! For a precise location of each vaporetto stop , take a look at the street map of Venice. For timetables and passes , see below.
Venice water bus services (vaporetto services)
ACTV public transport timetable published in OpenData format is now available in many ways, thanks to AVM group collaboration with some of the main Internet service developers for navigation software. Now, wherever you are, you can find out how to reach your destination on foot or with the aid of ACTV means by consulting:. Moovit a free social app about public transport, where information about transport means is shared by its users in real time. This site uses technical cookies and profiling cookies from other sites to send you advertisements that match your preferences.