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The fares listed on page 2 of this article are for visitors to Venice and its suburbs. Prices for single boat trips are shockingly (some might say "obscenely") high, so consider buying a one- to seven-day Tourist Travel Card, a Venezia Unica pass for long-term visitors and residents if you'll be in the city for a while, or--less desirably--a Venice Connected pass for tourists.
Better yet, , except on special occasions: Venice is extremely compact, and it's often faster to walk from one part of town to another than to take a water bus. See our "Walking in Venice" article for practical advice on finding your way around the city.
For tips on where and how to obtain tickets, see our articles about Buying Vaporetto Tickets and ACTV Ticket Machines.
If you're at a vaporetto stop without a ticket counter or machine, buy a ticket from the boat conductor as you board to avoid a fine. (On land, purchase bus/tram/People Mover tickets at ticket machines, Hellovenezia/ACTV offices, or at the nearest tobacconist.)
A single ordinary waterbus ticket is good for 75 minutes in one direction, which means you can transfer as long as you aren't headed back toward your starting point.
As we point out in the fare tables, children under 6 ride free, but kids 6 and over must pay the full adult fare.
On water buses, you're allowed to carry one piece of luggage with a combined length, width, and height of 150 cm (60 inches) or less, plus a smaller backpack, purse, or other personal item. For more luggage, or for a bigger bag, you may need to pay a supplement. Ask the agent in the ticket booth or the boat conductor as you board.
The Venezia Unica city pass (formerly imob.venezia) is worth the steep non-resident fee if you're staying in Venice for a while, since it offers huge discounts on public-transportation fares. This stored-value card used to be available only for residents and students, but tourists can now buy it at HelloVenezia ticket offices.
The Water and Land Bus Fare Tables on page 2 show what you'll pay for single tickets, carnets, and Tourist Travel Cards.
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