You can reach Venice from Marco Polo Airport using several options:

  • Bus (ATVO or ACTV): These buses take you to Piazzale Roma, the main bus terminal in Venice. This bus is included in Venice Card
  • Taxi or Water Taxi: Private taxis and water taxis are available for a more direct and faster, but more expensive, option.
  • Water Bus (Alilaguna): This is a direct service that takes you to various stops in Venice.


A vaporetto is a public water bus that operates on the canals of Venice. It is the primary means of public transportation within the city, connecting various districts and major attractions.

Tickets for vaporettos and other public transportation can be purchased at:

  • On this website, clicking here
  • Ticket machines at vaporetto stops and bus terminals.
  • Authorized retailers like newsstands and tobacco shops.
  • Single Ticket: Valid for 75 minutes from validation, costs around €7.50.
  • Travel Cards: Offer unlimited travel for a set period (1, 2, 3, or 7 days). Prices range from about €37 for a 1-day pass to €60 for a 7-day pass.

Before boarding a vaporetto or bus, you must validate your ticket at the electronic machines located at the vaporetto stops or bus terminals. Simply hold your ticket against the machine until you hear a beep.

Vaporettos generally run from around 5:00 AM to midnight. There are also night lines, but they operate less frequently. It’s advisable to check the specific schedules for the lines you plan to use.

Yes, Venice offers the Venice Card, which includes unlimited travel on public transport for a set period and often additional benefits like museum entries. Click here for more information.

Yes, tickets and travel cards are valid for both vaporettos (water buses) and land buses operated by ACTV in Venice and the surrounding areas, including Mestre.

You can reach these islands using vaporetto lines:

  • Murano: Lines 3 and 4.1/4.2
  • Burano: Line 12
  • Torcello: Line 12 (same line that goes to Burano)

Most vaporettos and vaporetto stops are equipped to accommodate passengers with disabilities, including ramps and designated seating areas.

Yes, you can bring luggage on the vaporetto. However, large or cumbersome luggage may incur an additional fee, and it’s recommended to travel with compact bags due to space limitations.

Small pets are allowed on vaporettos and buses as long as they are in a carrier or on a leash and wearing a muzzle. There might be restrictions during peak hours or crowded situations.