How to get around in Venice

Venice has an extended network of public transportation that will take you anywhere in the city that you wish to go. The tickets for the Actv public waterborne transportation company may be purchased at the Hellovenezia ticket booths and at the InVenice-VeneziaSi desks in the historic city centre and on the mainland, but also from authorized vendors who display the Actv sticker or from the automatic ticket machines at the main landing stages. A one-way ticket costs 7 euro (this allows one piece of luggage) and is valid for 60 minutes of navigation. The ticket allows you to travel on every waterbus line except for Alilaguna, the Vaporetto dell’Arte, and lines 16, 19, 21 and Casinò. The best formula for anyone staying in Venice for more than one day is the tourist travel card: it allow you to take any line with a single ticket. The costs are as follows:

  • 12-hour travel card 18 euro
  • 24-hour travel card 20 euro
  • 36-hour travel card 25 euro
  • 48-hour travel card 30 euro
  • 72-hour travel card 35 euro
  • 7-day travel card 50 euro


The Vaporetto dell’Arte

It leaves from the main stops along the Grand Canal and offers visitors the possibility of enjoying Venice on water buses that are less crowded than the public ones. Each seat has a video screen and the audio-guide is available in six languages (Italian, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish). Tickets may be purchased at the Hellovenezia ticket booths, at the InVenice-VeneziaSi desks, from the automatic ticket machines and on board. The 24-hour travel card costs 24 euro, the discount travel card (children from ages 6 to 11, organized groups with a minimum of 20 people, physically impaired travelers in wheelchairs) costs 15 euro. The travel card may also be combined with the Actv tourist travel cards (12, 24, 36, 48, 72 hours; 7 days; 3 days youth “Rolling Venice”). The cost, in this case, is 10 euro. From March 30th to May 31st, departures are every 40 minutes, from June 1st to November 3rd, every 30 minutes.

Discounts under age 29: Rolling Venice

The Rolling Venice travel card may be purchased by young people between the ages of 14 and 29, by presenting the Rolling Venice Card which is sold at the Hellovenezia ticket booths at a cost of 4 euro. The travel card lasts 72 hours, costs 18 euro and allows travel on all the waterborne means of the navigation lines (except for Alilaguna, Actv lines 16, 19, 21, Casinò and the Vaporetto dell’Arte).

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