Vaporetto is often used as a generic synonym for "water busses". They are the cheapest means of transport and runs very frequently along city canals.
The ACTV (the Venice public transportation system) is placed into the Piazzale Roma, is opened daily from 7.30 to 20.00 o'clock, and drives the boats in the city and the lagoon. ACTV has a printed timetable booklet that you can get at any ticket booth. You can also check timetable in the official ACTV website.
These are the main ACTV fares:
6,50 € - WATER SERVICES TICKET, 60
Allows travel on all services for 60 minutes from stamping, with transport means change allowed in the same direction. Does not include the return journey. Included in the price is the transport of one luggage item of up to 150 cm as the sum of its three dimensions. Can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and the authorized resellers.
(If you board at a stop that doesn't have a ticket office, approach the conductor immediately after boarding and ask for a "biglietto").
You can save money on public transportation by purchasing a 12 to 72-hour ACTV tourist travel ticket. The Travel Cards are the most economical solution for people who want to get around Venice and its surroundings on Actvs land and water services. They allow unlimited travel and can be used on all the services (water + land). Included in the price is the transport of one luggage item of up to 150 cm as the sum of its three dimensions.
Can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and the authorized resellers.
16,00 € - 12-HOUR TRAVELCARD
18,00 € - 24-HOUR TRAVELCARD
23,00 € - 36-HOUR TRAVELCARD
28,00 € - 48-HOUR TRAVELCARD
33,00 € - 72-HOUR TRAVELCARD
50,00 € - 7 DAYS TRAVELCARD
There's also a Cartavenezia card for residents, students, and visitors who are planning to stay a while. This card offers big discounts on public-transportation fares but isn't practical for short-term visitors.
Attention! You must validate tickets before use. Tourist travel cards should be validated the first time you use them:
Boats: Look for a yellow stamping machine near the walkway that leads to the floating platform.
Buses: Yellow stamping machines are inside the bus, near the doors.