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Venice Vaporetto

Isola Nova Del Tronchetto, 32, 30135 Venice, Italy
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As featured in Venice on a budget
Ranked #75 of 213 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
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

The vaporetto is crowded, but very authentic. It only travels the wide canals; not the "capillars". Take no. 4.1 or 4.2 around all of Venice to get an impression of the circumference.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is the city bus of Venice. You can travel throughout the city on the Vapoetto as well as travel out of the city itself to Murano and Burano Islands (forget the expensive tour out to these places). The service is good and the map of the routes is easily understandable. If you are there for any length of time... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Venice - Vaporetto We did the Vaporetto water bus 12 hour pass sold by our Hotel the Hilton Garden Inn in Venezia Mestre. The pass was 18 Euros per person which allows unlimited mainland buses and water taxis for 12 hours. The passes come in various denominations from 12 hours to 7 days with smaller increments in between. The 7... More

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Poole.Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you are going on a cruise with a stay in Venice buy a ticket at the paper shops for the bus and Vaporetto they can be for 1-2 or 3 days just get off and on as many times as you like we had one for 2 days at a cost of 25 euros each we were staying in... More

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We used the Vaporetto during our stay in Venice. it was cheap, reliable and safe. Make sure you buy a multiday ticket. They do run into the night but get a schedule and map as you may have to change boats to go where you want. It is not handicap friendly by the way.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Such a brilliant service. Oh, and in the middle of the most stunning place I've ever been. Hop on, hop off whenever you want. If you're there for the day you can buy a 12 hour ticket which covers your transport around venice for the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A good way to get from the train station to San Marco. The number 1 slow tour boat was very crowded and hard to see the sights on each side. The number 2 will get you to your destination much quicker.

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

All of the reviews say to park your car in the main car parks and get the water bus down the Grand Canal. This is not so. You can save your money and have a much better experience by crossing the square and taking the first bridge on to the island. You can then wander through the alleyways of fantastic... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We reached Venice vicinity on 16 Jun 2014. Our lodging was in Zelarino, Venezia Mestre. We took the public bus ( Venezia ) from Zelarino to Venice as it was convenient & reasonable. It cost 2.60 euros for a two-way bus tickets. In a mish-mash of Italian & English, the tabacchi shop lady said we need only tap the bus... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Buy yourself a day pass or a multi day pass and ride away. This is by far the best way to cover a lot of area while in Venice. Get a bow spot on the boat and it is also great for sight seeing. My wife and I have ridden the Vaporetto many times while in Venice. It is easy... More

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