The best way to visit Venice is walking through its calli. For longer distances and to visit the islands you can take the vaporetto.
The single ticket valid for 60 minutes costs € 7,00. You can buy it in the ticket desks in front of most vaporetto stops or from the marinaio at the board platform..
Maybe the Travel Cards are the most economical solution if you want to get around Venice using the vaporetto. Validity can be 12, 24, 36 48, 72 hours or 7 days from stamping.
They can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks, the self-service ticket machines of: Piazzale Roma S.Chiara, Ferrovia Scalzi, Ferrovia S.Lucia, S.Marcuola, Ca’ d’Oro, Rialto, S.Tomà, Zattere, S.Marco Vallaresso and Giardinetti, S.Zaccaria Danieli and Pietà, Arsenale, Lido S.M. Elisabetta, Burano, Punta Sabbioni, Marco Polo airport, municipal Carpark in Piazzale Roma, Ospedale dell’Angelo, and the authorized resellers.
For an extra charge of € 4,00 for one-way journeys only, or of € 8,00 for return journeys, all tourist travel cards (12, 24, 36, 48, 72 hours and 7 days) may be used on the land-bus routes for journeys having Venice Marco Polo Airport as departure or arrival point, otherwise be excluded.
Travelcard Prices 2014:
18,00 € - 12-HOURS TRAVELCARD TOUR OF THE ISLANDS
20,00 € - 24-HOURS TRAVELCARD
25,00 € - 36-HOURS TRAVELCARD
30,00 € - 48-HOURS TRAVELCARD
35,00 € - 72-HOURS TRAVELCARD
50,00 € - 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD
The Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia consists of several taxi companies, offering a service covering the entire lagoon 24 hours a day. So if you need a water taxi, wherever you are in Venice, you can call them (+39 041 5222303)
The first one is the well known romantic and expensive gondola ride through the canals. During the day prices begin at 80€ for 40 minutes for a maximum of 6 persons and 40€ for each additional 20 minutes. After 7pm the rate increases to 100€ for 40 minutes and 50€ for each additional 20 minutes. The rate of the possible singers is additional and must be negotiated.
The secont type of gondola is the gondola ferry (traghetto in Italian). They are gondolas without decoration, rowed by two gondoliers that goes from one side to the other of the Grand Canal and back. There are seven stops: Fondamente S. Lucia (in front of the railway station) – Fondamenta San Simeón Piccolo; San Marcuola – Fóndaco dei Turchi (by the Natural History Museum); Santa Sofia (near Ca’ D’Oro) – Pescaria (fish market); Riva del Carbòn – Fondamente del Vin; Sant’ Angelo – San Tomà; San Samuele – Ca’ Rezzónico; Campo del Traghetto – Calle Lanza (near the Salute Church).
The ferry takes about 3-4 minutes to reach the other side of the canal and the rate is 2€.