Public Transport Network in Venice

Water Bus in Venice

In the city of Venice, there are no buses, trams, or metros, but only the Vaporetto. You can move comfortably between the canals and reach every island of Venice thanks to an extensive network of ferries that operate all day from the early hours of the morning until night.

There is a ride every 10 minutes about.

The main transport lines in Venice are 1, 2, 4.1, and 4.2, which connect all the main points of the city.

Below you will find all the main lines, their schedules, and their routes.

Local buses and tram network

Reaching Venice from Mestre by bus or tram is a straightforward and convenient process. Mestre, located on the mainland, is well connected to Venice, which is situated on the islands, through an efficient public transport system.

To travel by bus, you can take the ACTV buses. The most common route is the No. 2 bus, which departs frequently from Mestre’s main bus station, Piazzale Cialdini, and heads directly to Piazzale Roma in Venice. The journey typically takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Tickets can be purchased at vending machines, ACTV offices, or authorized sellers, and it’s essential to validate your ticket before boarding.

Alternatively, you can take the tram, which offers a scenic and efficient route. The T1 tram line runs from Mestre to Venice, starting at the Mestre Centro station and ending at Piazzale Roma. Trams are modern and comfortable, with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. Similar to the bus, tram tickets must be validated before boarding.

How to reach Murano and Burano from Venice

To reach Murano or Burano from Venice, you can use the Vaporetto, Venice’s water bus service.

For Murano, take Line 3 or Line 4.1/4.2 from the Fondamente Nove stop. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes. Line 3 is a direct route, while Lines 4.1 and 4.2 offer a scenic circular route around Venice.

For Burano, take Line 12 from the Fondamente Nove stop. The trip to Burano takes around 40-45 minutes and offers beautiful views of the Venetian lagoon.

Tickets can be purchased at Vaporetto stations or online. Validate your ticket before boarding

How to get the tickets

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Receive the Pass on your email and redeem it at your arrival at the “activation machine”. The travel pass has to be activated when you start using it once you are in Venice.


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