We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vaporetto

Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #74 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Type: Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

496 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    185
    203
    53
    26
    29
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't realise it would be difficult to use this service. Check it out before going to Venice especially if you are on a cruise day trip. We could not find where to buy a ticket at the stop. It said to validate ticket or there were big fines but not how to obtain the ticket .- this was on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
100 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We learned long ago, these are a great deal to get around the islands in the city. Supercheap. Forget the overpriced gondolas. You can really see the area with this boat service. Highly recommend. Get the multi-day Tourist pass

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island, NY
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We only used the vaporetto to get from the airport to our hotel. It was extremely convenient and left us 2-3 blocks away. It was a nice ride and I felt safe and comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great way to site-see and generally get around Venice. Just be prepared for the legions of flogs ready to hump your leg if they think that you are in a better position for the perfect selfie.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We purchased an hourly ticket and were rushed onto the water bus. 45 minutes into our journey the ticket inspector boarded. She was a very hostile woman and commented that as we had not scanned our ticket - which no one advised us to do - we would incur a fine. We explained this was our first day in Venice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Near London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When you get tired of exploring the streets and small canals on foot, head for the water buses (vaporetto) that serve the Grand Canal and go out as far as the Lido, Murano and Burano. You can buy two, three or seven day passes which are excellent value because you can use them without limit. If, like me, you'll go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fleming Island, Florida
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I visited Venice via cruise ship during a busy time in Venice. We had to option of a transfer from the ship to St. Marks Square but opted to take the Vaporettos and get a 24 hour ticket. They charge 25 Euros per person and I think it is worth it. You can get on and off... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornwall
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
46 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I cannot understand people opting for the single journey tickets and then moaning about the high price, the vaporetto is the only way to get around if spending a few days in Venice and want to reduce some of the wear and tear through walking. OK, it's 35 euros for 72 hours, but that starts the first time you use... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great way to get around for 24+ hours. You can take the Vaporetto to Murano, Burano and San Michele Islands or to the train station or airport.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brighton, England
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We purchased a 40 euro 72 hour pass for the vaporettos. The time starts when you have first used it, not when you buy it. They are an excellent means of getting about and with a pass you can hop on and off as you like. We bought our 72 hour one (40 euros) to visit Murano Island and at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Vaporetto also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
City of Venice, Province of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Vaporetto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing