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“Great value for getting around venice”
Review of Vaporetto

Vaporetto
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$96.04*
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
Ranked #1 of 22 Transportation in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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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 city bus on wheels, but with a far better view. Follow us on social network search for "muoversivenezia"
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The vaperetto is a fantastic means of transport for getting around venice.

It is inexpensive and extremely handy, there are many stops in lots of locations with the boats running at frequent intervals.

You can use the vaperetto to hop around the Venice landmarks or go a little further afield to the Lido and Mirano to view the Glass, another trip well worth making.

Look at booking your tickets when you land as it will save money on getting water taxis

The night boats are worth giving a try as it is a nice way of seeing the sites.

The only down sides are it can get very crushed at peak rush hour periods and i would not recommend it for the less agile as you are expected to hop on and off sometimes when the boat is still bouncing around.

1  Thank Bill_1962_12
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

The vaporettos are slow, and the Grand Canal iis very winding, so always check the map to see if it's quicker to walk. For instance, we were staying near Campo Manin, and wanted to go to Burano. The vaporetto for Burano leaves from Fondamente Nove, and if we'd got a vaporetto from our nearest stop, Rialto, to Fondamente Nove we'd have had about a 20 minute trip. The walk took less than 10.

TIP - pre-buy vaporetto passes online - they come in 24, 48 and 72 hour times. You'll get an email with a code. Enter the code in the machine in the baggage reclaim hall at the airport, and out will pop your tickets. Remember to hold them up to the machine at the entrance to the first vaporetto stop you use to validate them - you only have to do this the first time you use them, and your time runs down from then.

8  Thank grh59
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Had heard some tales of crowded and unpleasant experiences from a few people however we went at a busy time (Easter) and yes some of the more popular routes were busy at peak times however it was never unpleasant and the novelty of moving from A to B via a water bus never wears off. A great way to get around and also see the city.

2  Thank Philip R
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Take a vaporetto to get from point to point. The most economical way is to buy a pass for the number of days you'll be there. You'll be surprised at the money you'll save on water taxi, and you can get on and off where ever you wish. I believe vaporetto #2 is the fast boat and vaporetto #1 is the slow boat. If you have the Rick Steeve's audio tour with you, you can have a descriptive ride down the Grand Canal. Stop and do the walks, visit the shops and get back on a vaporetto. Its the only way to travel. Don't forget to validate your ticket for the starting time.

3  Thank retiredandenjoyingit
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Purchasing a 24 hour pass was well worth it. Going by vaporetto was the most economical way to go around Venice, Murano, Burano, etc. it is practically a hop on hop off bus on water. As other reviewrs have suggested, one must validate the ticket before boarding...and you only have to do it the first time you ride.

1  Thank LTVnyc
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