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Address: Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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The vaporetti are the buses and taxis of Venice and, although the journey times can be slow, they get you to most places if your feet are too tired to walk. Make sure you buy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The vaporetti are the buses and taxis of Venice and, although the journey times can be slow, they get you to most places if your feet are too tired to walk. Make sure you buy a timed season ticket (24, 48, 72 hours or 7 days) as this will save you loads of money. The 24 hour ticket is €20... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It is very convenient way to travel but for long distances.It cost 7 E which is OK for long distances but expensive for short ones

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Eisenach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The vaporettos go just about everywhere, one way or another so we weren't really bothered whether they stopped exactly where we wanted. However we instantly understood how they worked because the system is so simplistic and before every stop one is conveniently reminded.

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essex
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ease of getting around; frequency of services; 24h service. The #1 runs along most of the Grand Canal from the train station (Ferrovia) to St Marks Sq., passing under the Rialto bridge.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

15 euro one way or 27 return, from Airport. No frills no fuss way to travel. I found it both exciting and interesting and spent a lot of time snapping some great pictures. Very easy to navigate, you also can get a boat to the lido and murahno. Easy and regular boat times

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took the vaporetto to several sights and loved it. It's a great opportunity to see Venice, watch the locals and get quickly from one spot to another.

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York, UK
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We got completely confused when we first used the Vaporetto (or water busses ) We knew we wanted Line 1 but ended up with 5.1. It still went from the railway station to St Marks but took a rather uninteresting route around the outskirts of Venice. Also, remember to validate you ticket. We purchased a single for 7 euros and... More 

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Birchwood, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great way to get around, but read the directions and be aware of the different options. Some routes are just the Grand Canal and stop often. Some are express with few stops. Some held out to the islands. Buy your ticket right after the train station and validate it each time and it will work well for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We walked from the Santa Lucia train station to St. Mark's square. We decided to take a vaporetto back. It was so worth the 7 euros each. Since we were on the vaporetto that departed from St. Mark's Square we got a seat. But it got very crowded as we made more stops and was soon standing room only. Still,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Vaporetto ( water bus ) service is perfect for locals and tourists. It gives you a grand tour of the Grand Canal for € 7. What more can you ask for? If you stay in Venice for a few days, you can buy a pass. The attendent was very helpful. We told him we wanted to get off at the... More 

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