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Purchase Venice Vaporetto tickets: buy in advance and skip the line.

Purchase Venice Vaporetto tickets: you can buy in advance and collect it at the ticket office in Piazzale Roma or skip the line by typing the voucher number in the Venezia Unica self-service ticket machines.

Venezia Unica self-service ticket machines

Tickets of Vaporetto Actv - Purchase your tickets in advance!

The Actv ticket purchase service allows you to buy all tickets in advance to move around the historic center of Venice and navigate to the islands of the lagoon. You can collect your ticket at the ticket office in Piazzale Roma (bus terminal) or skip the queue by typing the voucher number at any Venezia Unica self-service ticket machine.
Here you buy with the same price as the Ticket Office: 1 single € 7.50; 24 hours € 20; 2 days € 30; 3 days € 40; 7 days € 60.

Buy boat tickets Venice

You can choose the ticket valid for 75 minutes, 24 hours, 48 ??hours or 72 hours. Once bought, pick it up at the ticket office in Piazzale Roma (car and bus terminal) from 7.00 to 19.30.

- Show your smartphone voucher and collect a paper ticket at the Venezia Unica ticket office in Piazzale Roma; alternatively, enter the voucher number at any Venezia Unica self-service ticket machine.

- The validity of your tickets begins at the time of validation and ends at the same time (not at the end of the day)

What the service includes

- Instant ticket delivery.
- Smartphone tickets are accepted.
- Wheelchair accessible: wheelchair users pay € 1.50 and their carers will get a free ticket.
- Unlimited use of public transport (vaporetti and ACTV buses) in the city of Venice.
- Unlimited use of water buses and buses in Lido, islands of the lagoon and mainland (Mestre, Marghera).

Does not include the ACTV service to / from Marco Polo Airport, vaporetto lines 16, 19 and 21, Casiṇ and Alilaguna lines.

Useful information before boarding the vaporetto in Venice

Venice vaporetto dock

What the vaporetto ticket includes

In addition to the journey, the vaporetto ticket entitles you to board with your luggage. Each person can bring on board the following items of their choice:

- two bags or parcels not exceeding cm. 120 as the sum of the three dimensions.
- a musical instrument within the size of cm. 120.
- a fishing rod contained in a special case (max 5).
- A pair of skis.
- a shopping cart for home use.
- a folding bicycle stored in special cases.
- a pram or stroller for children only when folded.


Disabili e Vaporetto Venezia The vaporetto for disabled people

People with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs can comfortably get on board as the landing stages or pontoons have sufficiently wide courses for passage. In addition, some main stops have also set up a special service for the boarding of people with reduced mobility. Furthermore, if the disabled person has a companion, the latter does not pay for the ticket.

Take the vaporetto with children

In Venice, the islands and the Mainland, children are exempt from paying the ticket up to 5 years of age. From the age of 6 they must have a travel document like adults. Children can only travel if accompanied by an adult.

Strollers are transported free on board - one per passenger - but with the obligation to fold them.

Take the vaporetto with animals

The transport of animals on board the vaporetto is free of charge in the maximum number of one per passenger with the following conditions:

- guide dogs for the blind, wearing a muzzle, as required by current legislation;
- dogs must be kept on a leash or in their arms and muzzled, as required by current legislation;
- other small animals (cats, birds, etc.) as long as they are closed in special containers, cages or other small containers not exceeding 120 cm. as the sum of the three dimensions.
- for larger animals (up to dimensions not exceeding 150 cm as the sum of the three dimensions) the purchase of the ticket and the use of special containers, cages or other containers.
- specifically in the automotive service, small dogs as long as they are held in their arms and with a muzzle as required by current legislation.

The crew, sailor and captain, can however limit the access on board of animals in case of particular crowding of the boat or if the transport itself jeopardizes the safety of passengers.

Vaporetto ticket validation

Once you have bought your vaporetto ticket, you must remember to validate it before entering the landing stage by passing it in front of the special digital machines until you get the correct sound signal with green light. The main stops have access gates but the secondary stops do not have them and you could forget to validate the ticket and face an unpleasant fine.
The obligation to validate the travel ticket is active on each journey also for timed tickets and season tickets.

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