Transport - Transportation Venice is like
that of no other city. Because it is surrounded by
water and interlaced with canals there are some novel
forms of transport. The main traditional means of
transportation in Venice is the Gondola, that famous
craft so reminiscent of Venice. A Gondola is a boat
that can be moved with one oar. The gondolier stands
in the stern and skilfully manoeuvres the boat along.
For this reason, the boat is not exactly symmetrical
in design to allow for the constant pull from one
There are also Waterbuses –
a more mundane form of river transport, but nonetheless
strange to those visiting Venice. These hurry up and
down the canals ferrying people to and from work and
shopping, sightseeing and so on. Remember too that
delivery of all goods, supplies and merchandise must
also be done by water.
area also has a system of
land buses. These and the waterbuses are run by ACTV.
For land buses the fare is 1 euro a trip or you can
buy booklets of 10 tickets for €9.
Water Buses are more expensive,
costing €3.50 for a single trip for most lines,
but excluding Fusina, LineaBlu, routes along the Grand
Canal and several other trips. Single tickets can
be bought on boarding. A return ticket is €6.
A shuttle journey from one stop to the next one across
the Grand Canal is €1.80.
Other special Travel Cards are available
allowing unlimited use of all water bus lines (excluding
the Alilaguna, Fusina, LineaBlu and Clodia services)
and on the buses in Mestre and Lido. These cards entitle
passengers to carry one item of luggage with them:
One-day Travel Card for € 10,50 , valid from
24 hors from the time of stamping. Three-day Travel
Card for € 22,00 with a 72-hour validity from
the time of stamping.
"Grand Canal Ticket" €
5.00. This ticket is valid only for the Grand Canal
route. It is valid for 90 minutes and more than a
trip is allowed in thi period.
Some important lines are
Line 41, 42 go to the islands
Line 14 goes to Lido
Line 12 goes to Murano, Torcello
Line 1 and 82 the Grand Canal
Lines 51,k 52, 61 62 go around the city
For general information on ACTV provided services
For travel by water from Marco Polo Airport
and the Blu and Red Line. This company covers
about 16 kms with two lines and ten different landing
areas. To the airport is €10.
Car Ferries are divided into 10
The carriage of baggage, luggage, etc has to be paid
for and is at the discretion of the skipper.