"Vaporetta in Venice" Vaporetto - Water Bus Tip by billyb8
Vaporetto - Water Bus, Venice: 168 reviews and 245 photos
People who have yet to visit Venice make the assumtion that you have to use boats all the time. Most people living here don't. On the main Islands it is often as quick to walk as to chugg along at 5 knots. So the routes along the Grand Canal are largely for visitors, after about 08:00 until the evening commuter rush.
Otherwise there are two main reasons for using Vaporetti.
Firstly there are places you cannot walk to, if you wish to go to any of the islands away from the main grouping.
Secondly they can be a lazy way to kick back and get your bearings.
They can be expensive, when people see ?6 per trip nerves are shocked. There are tourist tickets but if you are staying more the 3 days the cheapest is to buy the CarteVenezia. The ACTV office at the bus station sells these for ?40 boats and buses, or ?26 boats only. These last for three years, the first month travel free, after that ?1 per trip. You will need a photo.
Phone: (+39) 041 24.24.
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