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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
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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 best way to see Venice

We were in Venice for 4 days staying at the Hotel Antigo Trovatore next to San Marco Square. It work out better for us to buy a single ticket to get to the hotel and bearings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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San Angelo, Texas
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337 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the only way to travel around Venice! I loved it. It can get quite crowded at times, but it is well worth the small price to travel the Grand Canal in Venice. There is sitting inside for the cooler temperatures, but space is limited.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Vaporetto is the best way to commute in Venice, it's best to take the free pass for 2 or 3 days, which includes all Vaporetto lines and the regular bus/ tram in case you need to go out of town. heated inside, which is great during the winter!

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Venice for 4 days staying at the Hotel Antigo Trovatore next to San Marco Square. It work out better for us to buy a single ticket to get to the hotel and bearings. Then a single 24 hour ticket and us it to the max with trip around the islands, Munaro Glass and a night tour of... More 

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Thank Canishound
Horsham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The water buses are the best wayito get around Venice other than walking. They run frequently and to time

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We paid 20 euros for a 1 day unlimited pass that included travel to and from the islands. A bargain. We went over to Morano and Lido (the views of Venice on the Vap back from Lido are stunning if you sit outside) and also used it to go up and down the grand canal. As other reviewers have said,... More 

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Thank Cymru1964
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The employees on the vaporetto and on the docks speak poorly English. You get on the boat and you are not sure you got on the right one.

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Oakville
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83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vaporetto or more often called Water Bus is the best value way to travel the Canal from stop to stop. Tickets are available at machines and some offices at the stops and are pricey but still far cheaper than water taxis , gondollas and the Aliguna boats. Think about how much walking you are prepared to do to see... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice is a labyrinth where you have to walk as well as to travel by vaporettos to experience fully the athmosphere of this unique city.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are the city buses. It's the most economical transportation means compared to gondolas and water taxis. Very practical and offers wonderful views of the Grand Canal and the stunning palaces that abounds.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the water buses are wonderful. Almost all have outside areas that you can travel in to see the views and to take photographs. A days pass costs 20 Euro, 2 days 30 Euro, and for this you can use the buses all day. Go out to the island of Burano for a few hours - it takes... More 

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