AMV, ACTV, ATVO and VELA take care of the transport network of the Municipality of Venice.

The city is divided into two parts: a part that is represented by the water city made up of Venice historic centre, Murano, Burano and Torcello; the other is on the mainland and corresponds to the municipalities of Mestre-Carpenedo, Favaro Veneto, Chirignago-Zelarino, Marghera, Lido-Pellestrina.

Moreover, ATVO takes care of the connections with the extra-urban tourist locations such as Jesolo, Cavallino, Eraclea Mare, Caorle, Bibbione, Portogruaro, Oderzo, Treviso, Treviso and Venice airports.

Given the large number of means of transport Venice has to offer are you feeling a bit confused? Thanks to the Venice Pass, a single season ticket that gives you access to the main transport services in the metropolitan city of Venice, including entrance to the main tourist attractions, your stay in Venice can be as simple as possible!

How to get around in Venice

In addition to the iconic gondolas, in Venice historic centre one can get around on foot or by vaporetto (water bus). Vaporettos, motorboats and motorships are the public means of transport in Venice.

In Venice, therefore, you can get around on foot, or on the waterways by choosing one of the 159 boats (vaporettos, motoscafi, foranei boats, motorships or ferries) available from the Actv fleet. Actv public transport guarantees mobility on almost the entire territory.

The navigation network serves the historic center of Venice connecting it to the islands of the lagoon up to Treporti and Punta Sabbioni to the north, and up to Chioggia to the south. 

Vaporettos in Venice

The vaporettos in Venice are divided into three lines:

  • City Centre lines (lines 1 and 2), which cross the city sailing along the Grand Canal and Giudecca Canal. They leave from Tronchetto or Piazzale Roma and go as far as Lido di Venezia;
  • Gira Città lines (lines 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6), which run as far as Murano and Lido di Venezia;
  • Linee Lagunari (lines 12, 13, 14, 19), connecting the outermost parts of the lagoon archipelago. They go as far as the mainland, Marco Polo Airport in Tessera, Treporti, Punta Sabbioni, Chioggia, Fusina and S. Giuliano.

From Tronchetto you find ferry boats to Lido di Venezia, Punta Sabbioni – Cavallino and Pellestrina.

Another public transport service is that offered by Alilaguna, with a navigation network consisting of five lines connecting the Marco Polo Airport terminal and the Cruise Terminal to the centre of Venice, the Lido, Murano and Punta Sabbioni.

Land transport: Venice bus network

Venice also has an automobile network. In the mainland there are four different urban bus networks that serve:

• the mainland of the Venice municipality, with Mestre and Marghera (up to Dese, Morocco, Trivignano, Chirignago, Malcontenta);
• the islands of Lido and Pellestrina whose lines integrated with the navigation service reach Chioggia and Punta Sabbioni;
• the municipality of Chioggia, up to Valli, Civè, Cavanella D'Adige, Isola Verde;
• the municipality of Spinea (with the fractions of Crea and Fornase).

An extra-urban bus network that extends to the provinces of Padua, Treviso, Rovigo, where there are interchanges with the most important local transport companies.

Buses from Venice and Treviso Airports: ATVO line towards Mestre Railway Station and / or Piazzale Roma in Venice.

Venice taxi and water taxi services

Venice also has two lines of taxis and one service of water taxi.

These is the main contact:

Radio Taxi (Water Taxi)
+39 041 5964