Tronchetto Parking Garage
Reaching the city by water bus
The No. 2 vaporetto, or public water bus, connects the island of Tronchetto with other parts of Venice. It runs year-round in two directions:
To buy vaporetto tickets, follow the "ACTV" signs to the brick building on the waterfront; go through the opening to the pier, where you'll find a ticket office. (If the ticket office is closed, try the Tabacchi or newsstand/cigarette shop next to the toilets and bar.)
Another option is to take the Alilaguna express boat between Tronchetto and San Marco Giardinetti, near the Piazza San Marco, with intermediate stops at the Hotel Molino Stucky on Giudecca and the Zattere in Dorsoduro. (See the Alilaguna link on page 3 of this article.)
An automated airport-style "People Mover" between Tronchetto and the Piazzale Roma opened in spring, 2010. It's quick, and it's much cheaper than the water buses. See our Venice People Mover article for how-to information, photos, and videos.
If you prefer a water taxi, use only the licensed water taxis at the pier next to the Actv stop, and be prepared to pay handsomely for the convenience. (See our Venice water taxis article for more information.)
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