Transportation in Venice

 Joseph Mallord William Turner. Venice: Shipping in the Bacino, with the Entrance to the Grand Canal ,1840, Tate Collection

Venice: Shipping in the Bacino, with the Entrance to the Grand Canal by Joseph Mallord William Turner | CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

 

You can navigate Venice on foot, or you can choose one of the 159 types of water-craft (“vaporettos,” motorboats, battelli foranei which are a larger type of vaporetto used for transportation to outer islands, motor vessels or ferry ships) in the ACTV fleet. There are City Centre lines, that cross Venice mostly using the waterways of Canal Grande and the Giudecca Canal. They leave from Tronchetto or from Piazzale Roma and go as far as the Lido di Venezia (lines 1 and 2).

There are also connections around the external city lagoon perimeter. City Circle lines go as far as Murano and the Lido di Venezia (lines- 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6).

The Lagoon lines connect the external lagoon archipelago, including the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, S. Servolo. They arrive as far as the Mainland, the Marco Polo airport at Tessera, Treporti, Punta Sabbioni, Chioggia, Fusina, S. Guliano (lines 12, 13, 14, 19).

Transport in Venice is guaranteed on a 24-hour basis. The night service (Line N) is operational from approximately midnight to 5.00am in the morning. Here are details from the Navigation timetable.

Seasonal Lines function during the summer, or when there are important events. These help residents or casual visitors during moments of major tourist flow.

You can also transport your car by Ferry-Boat from Tronchetto to the Lido di Venezia (book online).

ALILAGUNA

Alilaguna is another public transport service. It has a navigation network of five lines connecting the Marco Polo Airport terminal and the Cruise Terminal to the centre of Venice, the Lido, Murano and Punta Sabbioni.

BUS SERVICE

Venice also has a bus network. ACTV and ATVO buses leave from Piazzale Roma for the Mainland, Mestre and its city centre, the Venice Marco Polo airport, and the Treviso Canova airport. For bus times: line 15line 45 and line 5-aerobus
ACTV has two night-time lines for Mestre. Details of times and lines N1 and N2.

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