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Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus & Mainland Bus Pass: 1 to 7 Days

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  • Say goodbye to the expensive gondola rides and travel around the City of Canals through the value-for-money ACTV Water Bus Pass.
  • Get access to unlimited rides on Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido, and the lagoon islands, plus ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera.
  • With just one pass in hand, which can be activated at any ACTV ticket machine, you can make travel in Venice a hassle-free affair.
  • Choose from flexible options: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, or 7 days, tailoring your travel card to your specific needs.

Inclusions

  • 1/2/3/7-day validity
  • Access to unlimited ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • Access to unlimited ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

Exclusions

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò and Alilaguna lines
  • Included in the price of ticket is the transport of 1 luggage piece, the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150cm.
  • Be prepared for some delays, especially during busy peak hours and high seasons.
  • Firstly, print your confirmation voucher that you will recieve right after your purchase is approved. The voucher comes with a unique PNR code, which must be displayed when requested.
  • You can collect your pass by with the PNR code at any of the ACTV automatic ticket machines or at one of the Points of Sale and Collection spots.
  • The pass is valid for the number of days you selected and starts from the moment they are validated.
  • You can use your pass anytime within 24 months from the date of purchase.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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1-Way Tickets to Venice ACTV Water Bus

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  • Get unrestricted access to the ACTV Vaporetto in Venice, Lido and the islands and ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera, and the mainland.
  • In 1 hour 15 minutes, experience the entire span of the Venetian waterways with this single trip ticket.
  • Embark on a sightseeing spree and enjoy economical fares as you flit from attraction to attraction.

Inclusions

  • 1-way tickets to ACTV Vaporetto in Venice, Lido, & lagoon islands
  • 1-way tickets to ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera, & mainland

Exclusions

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò & Alilaguna lines
  • Tip: You can also hop on any ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera with this very ticket.
  • Note: You cannot avail of ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò, and Alilaguna lines with this ticket.
  • These one-way tickets are valid for 75 minutes from validation on ACTV water buses on specified routes.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: 2- Day Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass + Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace

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  • With these super-saver combo tickets, tour across Venice with an ACTV Water Bus pass and exclusive access to Doge's Palace and 3 museums.
  • Hop on the ACTV Water Bus for 2 days and discover Venice, Lido, the lagoon islands, Mestre, and Marghera with ease.
  • With the Venice Museum Pass, unlock cultural treasures and stroll through the alleys of Museo Correr, Archaeological Museum, and Biblioteca Marciana.
  • Step into history at the marvelous Doge's Palace, the official residence of Venice's former leader, with skip-the-line tickets.

Inclusions

Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass

  • 2-day access to ACTV Vaporetti(Water-buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • 2-day access to ACTV Buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

** Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace**

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Doge’s Palace
  • Entry to Museo Correr
  • Entry to Archaeological Museum
  • Entry to Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana

Venice ACTV Water Bus Pass

  • Tip: You can travel to any place in Venice, Lido, Mestre, and Marghera with this ticket.
  • Validity tickets must be validated before boarding ACTV public transport.
    The validity of ACTV Tickets and Travelcards starts from the exact moment they are first validated.
  • Transport of one luggage piece the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150 cm.

Venice Museum Pass with Fast-Track Tickets to Doge's Palace

  • Tip: Keep a check for temporary exhibitions and events held throughout the year at all the three museums.
  • The Venice Pass is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
  • The pass is activated when you use it at the first attraction and is valid for consecutive days.
  • Note that the tickets can be used from 12pm onwards only due to anti-queue containment measures.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Venetiana: 24/48-Hour Venice Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Discover the best of Venice, Murano, Burano, and Torcello islands with seamless hop-on hop-off boat transfers with your 24/48-hour HOHO pass.
  • Enjoy 2 scenic routes, and get on and off unlimited times, along the islands with nearly 120 iconic landmarks spotted along the way.
  • Your ticket also includes a free glass-making workshop in Murano.
  • The eco-boat is equipped with an audio guide available in 5 languages, curated with intriguing tales from local authors.
  • Some of the popular spots along the route include the Crooked Bell Tower, the Church of Santa Fosca, and the Church of Santi Maria and Donato.

Inclusions

  • 24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • Audio guide in 5 languages
  • Glass-making show in Murano

Exclusions

  • Entry to landmarks
  • Hotel transfers

Line A

  • First boat: 9:30am from Santa Lucia
  • Last boat: 4:20pm from Santa Lucia
  • Frequency: every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, San Giorgio Basilica, Biennale Gardens

Line B

  • First boat: 9:30am from Punta Sabbioni
  • Last boat: 6:45pm from Punta Sabbioni
  • Frequency: every 1 hour
  • Popular stops: St. Mark’s Square, Coast of Cavallino Treporti, Vignole vineyards

Please click here for a detailed Line A and Line B map and its boarding points from 29 March 2024 to November 3 2024.

  • Tip: Try finding the 2 lovers streetlamps in Murano as legend has it that anyone who finds these will be lucky in love for an entire year.
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German and can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Alilaguna Water Bus Airport Transfers + Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

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  • Save on travel costs in Venice with a combo that includes both water bus transfers and ACTV Water Bus Pass with Mainland bus tickets.
  • Hassle-free transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the city on the water bus, offering routes on the Blue and Orange lines.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of the tickets with no expiry date, valid for a single journey either to or from the airport on the Alilaguna Water Bus.
  • Get unlimited access to ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and the lagoon islands with the bus pass with a choice of 1/2/3/7 days validity.
  • Explore Mestre and Marghera with unlimited use of ACTV buses, giving you the freedom to travel across the mainland at your convenience.

Inclusions

Alilaguna Water Bus Transfers

  • One-way or round-trip water bus transfers between Marco Polo Airport to Venice City

Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • Validity: 1/2/3/7 days
  • Unlimited use of ACTV Vaporetti (water buses) in Venice, Lido and lagoon islands
  • Unlimited use of ACTV Buses in Mestre, Marghera and mainland

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Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • ACTV Services from/to Marco Polo Airport, routes no. 16, 19, 21, Casinò and Alilaguna lines

Blue Line

  • First Water Bus: 5:20am
  • Last Water Bus: 12:20am
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Red Line

  • First Water Bus: 8:50am
  • Last Water Bus: 3:55pm
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Orange Line

  • First Water Bus: 8:50am
  • Last Water Bus: 11:35pm
  • Frequency: 30mins

Click here for the map route.

Alilaguna Water Bus Transfers

  • Tip: Make friends with fellow passengers and get insider tips about Venice from the locals.
  • This ticket does not have an expiry date and can be used on any date after purchase.
  • The ticket is valid only for one single-way journey. You can travel either to the airport or from the airport with this one-way ticket.
  • Please note that the Red Line is not active during winter.
  • Children of 6 years and below do not require a ticket.

Vaporetto ACTV Water Bus Pass & Mainland Bus Tickets

  • Tip: The lesser-known islands of Venice await you on the route. Keep your camera handy to capture the charming spots.
  • Tickets must be validated before boarding ACTV public transport.
  • The validity of ACTV Tickets and Travelcards starts from the exact moment they are first validated.
  • Included in the price of the ticket is the transport of 1 luggage piece, the three dimensions of which must not exceed the sum of 150cm.
  • Please expect delays during peak hours and high seasons.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Water Bus Transfers: Marco Polo Airport to/from Venice City

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  • Arrive in Venice in just 80 to 110 mins with this direct water bus transfer from Marco Polo Airport.
  • No worries if you miss a transfer, water buses arrive every 30-60 mins. Plus, your ticket is valid indefinitely, so you can use it whenever you want!
  • Explore the city's most picturesque spots with your choice of 3 available routes.
  • Opt for a one-way trip or round-trip transfer, with the added benefit of a 30-day validity period for round-trip tickets.
  • Whichever route you choose, all are conveniently linked to Venice's iconic railway stations and cruise terminals.

Inclusions

  • One-way/round-trip water bus transfer to/from Marco Polo Airport and Venice city
  • Access to 3 routes
  • Click here for detailed route maps

Blue Line (Marco Polo Airport to Santa Lucia Railway Station)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 5:20am
  • Last water bus: 12:20am
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Santa Lucia Railway Station

  • First water bus: 8:20am
  • Last water bus: 9:20pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Orange Line (Marco Polo Airport to Santa Maria del Giglio)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 8:35am
  • Last water bus: 11:05pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

From Santa Maria del Giglio

  • First water bus: 6:15am
  • Last water bus: 7:15pm
  • Frequency: every 30-60 mins

Red Line (Marco Polo Airport to Cruise Terminal)

From Marco Polo Airport

  • First water bus: 8:50am
  • Last water bus: 5:30pm
  • Frequency: every 60 mins

From Cruise Terminal

  • First water bus:8:25am
  • Last water bus: 12:25pm
  • Frequency: every 60 mins

Please click here for a detailed timetable and route maps.

  • This ticket does not have an expiry date and can be used on any date after purchase (extended validity).
  • The round-trip tickets must be stored correctly and used within 30 days from the date of validation of the outward journey.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Round-Trip Boat Transfers: Punta Sabbioni to/from Venice San Marco

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  • Get easy and seamless transfers between Punta Sabbioni and Venice San Marco on a boat.
  • With boats departing every 30 or 45-mins, you can hop on any boat according to your convenience.
  • Sailing along the San Marco basin and more, marvel at stunning Venice from the water.
  • Enjoy the views of the 16th-century Fort of Sant'Andrea, the Mose Dam, and more from the boat.
  • Sail comfortably as the boat has indoor and outdoor seating.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip boat transfer to Venice San Marco from Punta Sabbioni
  • Tip: Take the outdoor seats on the boat as you can get stellar views of Venice as you sail through the Venice Lagoon.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Pets and guard dogs are allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 12 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Exploring the Water City on Venice Water Bus

Venice is a small city, spread over a series of 100 small islands in a lagoon. The Grand Canal is the bustling main street, with fleets of over 150 boats that run throughout the farthest corners of the Venetian lagoon. The Venice water bus or the Vaporetto is the cheapest and most convenient way of traveling around the city. Floating through the canal, you will catch the best views of Venetian landmarks- St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge Palace, Teatro La Fenice, Marco Polo’s House, and the Rialto Bridge.

Why Take the Venice Water Bus?

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  • Economical and Comfortable: The city has operated on the water since the olden days and these water buses connect the farthest areas of the Venetian Lagoon to the Grand Canal. It is the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around Venice. 
  • Best for Sightseeing: Riding on a Venice water bus or Vaporetto as it is locally called is an experience in itself. The Vaporetto buses run along some of the most unique sights in the city like the Grand Canal, San Marco, and the Rialto Bridge. It is the best way to travel around the city and take in its many architectural marvels.
  • Lasts for a Day and More: The best part about booking Venice water bus tickets is that it lasts for a day, and more if you want to extend it. It allows you to plan your itinerary and explore different attractions within the city on an economical budget.
  • Well-connected and Efficient: The Venice water buses do not just allow you to travel in and around Venice, Lido, and the Lagoon islands, but the tickets also allow unrestricted use of the ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera. 
  • Pocket-Friendly: Priced at only €9.50 for a single trip, the Venice water bus is one of the most affordable and convenient public transport in the city.

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Why Book Venice Water Bus Tickets Online?

If you want to go on a self-made itinerary spree across Venice, there is no better option than Venice ACTV buses. They connect Venice, Lido, and Lagoon islands, and also allow you to make use of ACTV buses in Mestre, Marghera, and the mainland. There is quite a rush during the summer months. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance to have a hassle-free experience. You can book your tickets online to reserve your spot and enjoy cruising around the city.

  • Convenience: With online booking systems in place, you can book a ticket easily without queuing up in long lines outside the ticket counter.
  • Secure Bookings: Since online reservations are taken early, you do not have to worry about missing out. The summer months always attract many tourists to Venice, and if you do not book early, you will not be able to secure a spot. 
  • Great Deals: Online bookings offer great discounts on a variety of experiences. The ACTV Venice water bus tickets last for an entire day, and you can extend them to remain valid for up to 7 days and cruise throughout the city comfortably. 

Highlights of the Venice Water Bus Experience

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Pocket-friendly Public Transport

Venice makes use of its water channels to make public transport easy and affordable. The Venice water buses crisscross through Venice, Lido, and the Lagoon islands. There are floating platforms or ‘stations’ that jut out into the water, where passengers board and off the boat. The Venice water buses also allow unrestricted use of the ACTV buses in Mestre and Marghera.

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Splendid Views

The Vaporetto buses run along some of the most unique sights in the city like the Grand Canal, San Marco, and the Rialto Bridge. It is the best way to cruise around the city. You can spot several attractions like the Doge Palace, St. Mark’s Bell Tower, Teatro La Fenice, and Marco Polo’s house from the boat itself. You can plan your own itinerary and float from one spot to another.

Plan Your Visit on Venice Water Buses

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Venice Water Bus Tickets - What to See
  • Doge Palace: The residence of the supreme authority of the former Republic, the Doge Palace of Venice, is one of the must-visit attractions in Venice. It was originally built in Venetian Gothic style and later Renaissance and Mannerist details were added to its structure. 
  • St Mark’s Basilica: Located at the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica stands as the former religious and political center of the Republic of Venice. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. 
  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum: Named after a great Venetian collector, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum houses some of the most important European and American art dating back to the first half of the 20th century. 
  • Teatro la Fenice: Founded in 1792, Teatro La Fenice is the most important opera house in the history of Italy.
Venice Water Bus Tickets - Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible: ACTV platforms are on the same level as the boat, so it makes it convenient for wheelchair users to board the water bus. 
  • Must Validate Tickets: Make sure you validate your Venice water bus tickets at the white electronic ticket reader or validation machines near the entrance of the boat.
  • Accepts Cashless Payments: The Venice water bus tickets can be bought with credit cards and the ticket machines have the English language option.
  • Stay Behind the Yellow Line: When the water bus arrives, stay behind the yellow line until passengers disembark and the boat drivers signal you to come on board. 
  • Easy to Navigate: Like buses that run on roads, the Venice water buses also run on designated routes that are mentioned on placards or electric screens on its body.
  • Avoid Rush Hours: The Vaporetto also services locals. Try to avoid office and school hours to increase your chances of grabbing a window seat.

Is the Venice Water Bus the Only Way to Commute in Venice?

Although the water bus or Vaporetto is the cheapest and most convenient way of traveling around the city, Venice has other public transportation options as well.

  • On Foot: The winding alleyways of Venice are best to explore the city on foot. Otherwise, the city only has waterways.
  • Hop-on-hop-off Boats: These hop-on-hop-off tours allow you to get down or catch a glimpse of the many attractions in the city such as St. Mark’s square, the islands of Murano, and Torcello. The boats also contain curated audio guides in English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian for a more informative experience.
  • Alilaguna Shuttle Service: The Alilaguna shuttle service takes you from Marco Polo airport to Venice city or vice versa.
  • Gondolas: The gondolas are traditional, small, flat-bottomed Venetian boats, nowadays mostly used by tourists. If you do not mind sharing your gondola with others, it is one of the most affordable options for going around the city.
  • Traghetti: Traghetti are large public Gondolas on the Grand Canal. They are useful to get from one end of the canal to the other. Unlike the touristy Gondolas, Traghetti are cheap and are also used by locals for commuting.
  • Bus: Piazzale Roma has a bus station for buses going outside the main city. You can board buses to visit Mestre.
  • Taxi: Venice is completely closed to vehicular traffic, however, you can book taxis to travel outside the city. Piazzale Roma has car rental offices.

All Your Questions about Venice Water Bus Tickets Answered

Q. Can I buy Venice water bus tickets online?

A. Yes, it is recommended that you buy Venice water bus tickets online in advance to secure your seat. 

Q. What is the best way to buy Venice water bus tickets?

A. The best way to buy Venice water bus tickets is to book them online from trusted platforms. You can also get them from the ticket counters on stops, but to avoid missing out and to secure your seat, it is best to book them online. 

Q. Is there any discount on Venice water bus tickets?

A. The best part about booking Venice water bus tickets online is that you can avail yourself of great deals and discounts.

Q. How to spot Venice water bus stops?

A. The Venice water bus stops are marked in yellow and the floating platforms jut out into the water, where passengers can board and off the boats. You can spot them easily. The routes are often written on placards or displayed on electric screens on the side of the boats. 

Q. How long is the Venice water bus valid?

A. The Venice water bus tickets are valid for an entire day. You can extend them up to 2, 3, or 7 days, as per your needs. 

Q. What are the things to note before boarding a Venice water bus?

A. You must always validate your ticket from the electronic ticket checkers before boarding a Venice water bus. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed the limit.

Q. Will I get seasick on a Venice water bus?

A. Since the waters do not create large waves, you do not have the chance of getting seasick. However, if you feel nauseous, inform the sailors and boatmen. They will help you through the journey. 

Q. What are the timings of the Venice water buses?

A. The Venice water buses run from 8 AM to 9 PM on all days. 

Q. Is the Venice water bus wheelchair accessible?

A. One must traverse over a floating ramp that juts out into the water to board a boat. A wheelchair visitor can easily glide over the surface. 

Q. Are there toilets in the Venice water buses?

A. There are no toilets on a Venice water bus. 

Q. Why choose Venice water buses?

A. The Vaporetto buses run along some of the most unique sights in the city like the Grand Canal, San Marco, and the Rialto Bridge. It is a good option for sightseeing in the city. They are also affordable and convenient.