Venice Land Bus & Tram Fares: Mestre, Marghera,
Lido di Venezia, & Chioggia
ACTV land buses and trams are a cheap and convenient way to travel in
Venice's mainland districts and on the beach-resort island of Lido di Venezia.
They also connect Mestre and Marghera with Venice's historic
ABOVE: An ACTV public bus and streetcar await
passengers in Venice's Piazzale Roma.
Venice is famous for its
vaporetto water buses,
but it also has plenty of wheeled public transportation. Land bus routes
crisscross Mestre and Marghera (the two mainland districts that make up most of
the city's population), while other wheeled buses and trams connect the mainland
to Venice's historic center.
Land buses and trams to Venice are popular with visitors who stay on the
car-friendly mainland, where parking is easier and hotel rates are lower than in
the centro storico.
Other visitors stay on the Lido di Venezia (Venice's island beach resort) or in
Chioggia, an historic small city and seaside resort at the southern end of the Venetian Lagoon.
In the table below, you'll find fares for land buses, streetcars, and the
Mover automated tram. These are operated by ACTV, Venice's public transportation
Note: For transit fares within Venice's
center, see our article on Venice vaporetto
fares and tickets.
|ACTV Land Buses (Lido and
Mainland), Trams, and People Mover
tram, or People Mover ticket
Biglietto di corsa semplice
Valid for 75 minutes of urban land travel in one direction by any number of bus lines.
Bus tickets and carnets are also valid on the
People Mover and trams.
Children under 6 travel free; children 6 and older pay the full adult fare.
if purchased on board)
Standard 10-ticket bus/tram/People Mover
No. 5 "Aerobus" (Marco
Polo Airport - Venice Piazzale Roma)
Aerobus + Nave
Valid for the ACTV
No. 5 "Aerobus" between Marco Polo Airport and the Piazzale Roma, with a
connecting ride on an ACTV water bus.
Local Chioggia bus ticket
Biglietto di corsa semplice
Valid in and around Chioggia, at the southern end of the Venetian Lagoon.
10-ticket bus carnet for
Mestre Daily Pass
This 24-hour "AVM/ACTV Venice -
Trenitalia Combo Ticket" covers travel on the mainland road network,
the People Mover, trams within the Comune di Venezia, and Trenitalia
Regional or Fast Regional trains (including commuter trains between Mestre
and Venice's historic center). It does not include travel to
or from the airport.
Mestre Daily Pass is an electronic pass for use on smartphones, and you must
buy it via the
AVM Venezia phone app or partner apps.
For other one- to
seven-day passes that cover both land and water buses in Venice, see "Which
Venice transportation pass do I need?"
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