Vaporetti: Where they go in Venice and route numbers
You can split the various routes or Linee (lines) into three main categories:
- Venice City Centre Lines
- Circular Lines
- Lagoon Lines
Venice City Centre Lines
No mystery here. These routes are the ones you’ll use most. They criss-cross the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, with fermata (stops) giving easy access to most of the famous sights and monuments you’ll want to see, from Piazzale Roma to the Lido.
|Linea 1||Piazzale Roma – Ferrovia – Rialto – S.Toma’ – S.Marco – Lido|
|Linea 2||S.Zaccaria – Giudecca – Tronchetto – P.Roma – Ferrovia – Rialto – S.Marco Giardinetti|
|Linea N||S.Zaccaria – Canale Giudecca – Canal Grande – Lido|
These lines run around the island, but also stop at the Lido and Murano. They travel in both directions. Lines 4.1 and 5.1 go clockwise, 4.2 and 5.2 anti-clockwise
These lines connect Venice with the most important islands in the lagoon, both to the north, the islands of Mazzorbo, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, and in the south lagoon. You can also get to Venice directly from Punta Sabbioni, Treporti and Chioggia on the mainland (don’t forget, that peninsula of land to the right of the Lido on the map is actually part of the Italian mainland!).
|Linea 3||P.Le Roma – Ferrovia – Murano – Ferrovia – P.Le Roma|
|Linea 7||S. Zaccaria – Murano (Navagero – Faro – Colonna) – S. Zaccaria Seasonal|
|Linea11||Alberoni Faro Rocchetta – S.Maria Del Mare – Pellestrina – Chioggia|
|Linea 12||F.Te Nove – Burano – Treporti – Punta Sabbioni|
|Linea13||F.Te Nove – Murano – Vignole – S.Erasmo / S.Erasmo – Treporti|
|Linea 14||Venezia (Pietà) – Lido (S.M.E.- S.Nicolò) – P.Sabbioni P.Sabbioni – Treporti – Burano – Murano – Venezia (F.Te Nove)|
|Linea 14L||P.Sabbioni – Lido Limitata Seasonal|
|Linea 20||S.Zaccaria – S.Servolo – S.Lazzaro – S.Servolo – S.Zaccaria|
There are also some routes that only run in the tourist season (including Carnevale) as a back-up for the regular lines. For example, Line 5 links up Piazza San Marco with Murano, taking a circular route.
Here is a link to a page where you can download PDF files of the various routes travelled by the ACTV water buses:
Click the little clock face to the right of the Line for which you want a schedule to get a pdf.