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VENICE TRANSPORT - VENICE ITALY WATER BUSES

Vience Italy Transport - Water BusesVenice 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 side.

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.

The Venice 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
http://www.actv.it/english/home.php

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.
http://www.alilaguna.it/?lang=en

Car Ferries are divided into 10 categories.

The carriage of baggage, luggage, etc has to be paid for and is at the discretion of the skipper.

 

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