Buying Your Vaporetto Tickets On-line With Venice Connected
You can now buy your transport ticket on-line through the Venice Connected website.
Venice Connected vaporetto travel ticket prices used to be based on your planned date of travel and vary depending on whether it’s Low/Medium season, Medium/High season or Peak period and it was possible to make savings of up to 33% for Low season travel.
However, as of June 2012, the Venice ACTV transit authority no longer offers discounts and all vaporetto Travel Cards are sold at the Full fare.
|7 days||€ 50.00|
So, is it still worthwhile buying your tickets online and in advance? If you are in Venice during the summer peak period, the vaporetto ticket offices can be very busy due to the shear number of visitors and people asking questions about various travel card types. If you need to be on a certain vaporetto or will be pressed for time when you arrive, it is worthwhile considering buying your ticket in advance so as to avoid being delayed in a queue.
A couple of friends of ours recently travelled to Venice by train and they needed to be at Piazza San Marco at 6:30 pm. to meet their rental apartment manager. There was a penalty of € 50.00 for being late and unfortunately our friends were clobbered for this amount as there was a long queue of people at the Ferrovia vaporetto stop. So, if you find yourself in this kind of situation, it’s best to buy online and the next section tells you how to pick up your ticket.
How to get your tickets in Venice:
You have to collect the tickets for the services from one of the Venice Connected Points, by showing or in the case of ACTV Travel Cards from the ACTV ticket machines, punching in the seven digit PNR (Personal Name Record) number you received when you bought the service in question.
Check out this video which shows you how:
Transport includes the ACTV lines:
- navigation in and to Venice, the Lido of Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello, Punta Sabbioni;
- transport by road in Mestre and the Lido di Venezia up until Pellestrina.
- The connection to the Marco Polo Airport is also included (without any surcharge) with bus no.5.
The following routes are excluded:
- connections with Chioggia, Jesolo, and other places outside the municipal territory;
- connection from and to Treviso Airport (Ryanair flights) served by ATVO lines;
- the use of the ferry boat linking Venice/Tronchetto with the Lido of Venice.
So, what is your thought on this? Let me know!