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Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same...
Far more affordable than a traditional gondola—and traveling the same scenic canals—is a ride via motorized Venice vaporetto. Think of it as public city bus on wheels, but with a far better view.
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Cheap and Easy

The only way to get around cheaply and easily. Only worthwhile if you get a day pass and plan accordingly to use it. Otherwise just walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The only way to get around cheaply and easily. Only worthwhile if you get a day pass and plan accordingly to use it. Otherwise just walk.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Despite this being our second visit to Venice, it was the first time that we had used the Vaporeto. During our first visit to Venice 2 years ago, we had used tour boats and another form of water-bus operated by a competitor. We took our first Vaporetto trip from the island of Murano to the island of Burano. We purchased... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We used this service until we hit a problem with the obnoxious ticket inspectors.We went to the machine to buy our tickets only to find a queue and that the machine was broken.We then saw a sign stating you could buy your tickets on board.We boarded the boat and saw these two females with what looked like ticket machines on... More 

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Havelock North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Easy transport around Venice. Cheapest way to get from island to railway station.(Firenze S.M. Novella). Look for options if you are spending a few days there. This is the cheapest way to travel the Grand canal. Can be crowded in the busy tourist season later in the day.

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Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

if you spend more days in Venice, dont buy single tickets. vaporetto is a great way to travel and discover venice especially before people go out in the morning. vaporetti are then not that full and you can cruise around venice for a reasonable price. when i was in venice one ticket was around 7 euro, and more day ticket... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I am not sure you can getaway with not riding a vaporetto. It's one of the only ways to get around Venice. It's not cheap so maybe buy a day pass. Many boats are small and feel very cramped when all the people pile in.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Vaporetto, or water bus, is used by everyone for getting around Venice. The best thing to do is to purchase a 12-hour to seven-day ACTV tourist travel card from any vaporetto ticket booth, depending on your needs. Be sure to validate your ticket before boarding the boat. All you have to do is hold your ticket close to the electronic... More 

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Playa Del Carmen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the only transportation across Venice, it's expensive and just like a bus. I recommend to buy a 3-day or week card, anyway you'll spend much money in it. If you like to walk, main island is not so big, maybe 15 or 20 minutes from corner to corner so you could enjoy walking around instead of taking a... More 

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We were lucky enough to be in Venice for 4 days, and we used the Vaporettos twice. We caught the number 2 to st Marks on a saturday morning, about 8.30, and got a seat, and very much enjoyed the trip. The number 1 is a real must do, our hotel was opposite the Vaporetto stop outside the train station,... More 

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Mahopac Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very convenient way to see Venice, if you buy the day tickets you have unlimited access all day, you will pay $20 euro for 24 hours and $30 euro for 48 hours.

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