After you've explored the Lido, head for the ACTV station at the
lagoon end of the Grand Viale shopping street. Take one of the following water
The local No. 1 vaporetto is the most popular way to reach the historic
center of Venice; it calls at more than a dozen stops between the tip of S.
Elena and the Piazzale Roma on the Grand Canal. Allow 15 minutes to S.
Zaccaria (near the
Piazza San Marco), 39 minutes to
Rialto, 53 minutes to Ferrovia (the
railway station), and 56 minutes
to the Piazzale Roma.
The 5.1 and 5.2 circular routes offer quicker service to the railroad
station and the Piazzale Roma. Allow 44 minutes to the railroad station and
48 minutes to the P. Roma on the 5.1; the 5.2 is slightly faster at 34 and
The 6 is an express boat. It reaches the
Piazzale Roma in 33 minutes and does not stop at San Marco or the railroad
station. (It operates from Monday through Saturday year-round, and also on
Sundays from late May through early September.)
ACTV's big double-decker boats runs directly from the Lido Motonave pier
to Venezia Pietà, one of the piers at S. Zaccaria by the Piazza San Marco.
Travel time is 14 minutes.