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The vaporetto boat; is a great transport system which brings you down and up the the grand canal. Every 200 to 500 meters it has a stop near your Venice destination. Line 1 has the most stops. There are several day cards which are called the 'TravelCard'. You can get them with a discount.
Tourist Travel Card:
To use public transport in Venice, you can purchase these tickets. Price of 1 ticket € 9,50 (75 minutes) in the machine or ACTV desk. Or online via Tiqets.com €12,50.
Airplane: The International Airport of Venice Marco Polo is situated in Tessera. A place near Venice Italy.
There are boat services from here to San Marco square, Murano and Lido. Treviso airport is a smaller airport. An airport 32 km from the Venice historical center. Read about Venice airports >
Public transport buses are departing every half hour from the airport Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma (bus express service no. 35 about € 8,00 and bus service no. 5 approximately € 1 plus additional charges for baggage). This is the same for Treviso airport. Read about "From Airport to Venice…"
Shuttle service: ATVO shuttle buses run both to and from Marco Polo Airport (€ 18, - for a return ticket € 10, - single) and Treviso Airport (€ 22, - for a return ticket € 12 , - only) .
Car: Anyone traveling by car to Venice is passing the bridge 'Della Liberta'. The bridge is connecting Venice to the mainland. The nearest car parks are around the Piazzale Roma. Garage San Marco is the most expensive. It now costs about € 35.00 for 24 hours. You must leave your car key only at this garage. Read my page about Parking in Venice >
...Thinking about the best Venice tourism information,, the most practical transport inside Venice are the water buses (vaporetto).
Money: Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 13.30 and 14.30 to 15.30. There are plenty of ATMs and easy to find. The major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
High Water in Venice: In the winter the ‘acqua alta’ is part of an everyday life. If a flood threatens, the city sirens will let you know. The flood is usually gone after a few hours. On some vaporetto stations you can find a map which is showing the route of wooden platforms. The route of wooden platforms will keep your feet dry.
Azienda DI Promozione Turistica (APT): The central starting point of tourist is the Venice Pavilion. It is close to the vaporetto station ‘Vallaresso. It is both an information center, bookstore and ticket office.
The other ‘Informazioni uffici’ are located in Piazzale Roma, the station and the airport. In high season you can also go to the Lido (Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, 6 a). At the railway station and the parking area Tronchetto you can purchase tickets. Ferries tickets and buses, for theater and other events. More information: www.hellovenezia.it
Always handy to know! It would be best if you took notice of the public holidays in Venice. The vaporetto service has a different schedule, and some shops are closed. But, mostly, the museums are all open.
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