By: Linda Carter
Venice can be expensive, but wit a little pre planning, you can maximize your dollars.
One option is a shared ride, similar to "super shuttle" except by water taxi. Here is a link to more information
Another option is the Alilaguna Line water boat transfers, which can be packaged with multi day passes. Click Here.
You can set up a private transfer in advance, or when you arrive. Check the link for either arrival or departure, and the different options.
Another option is the aerobus #15 or 45, or the bus combined with a water bus multi-day travel card. There are several options, but your initial destination is the Piazza Roma. The multi day water bus tickets are sold at the kiosk, either self service (biglietteria automatica) or at the window (biglietteria). Here is information on the ticket choices.
Another shuttle is the ATVO Bus. Your destination again is Venezia P.zzale Roma. Current ticket prices are Six euro one way purchased online, or purchased in the arrival halls. Once at the Piazza, you can choose transportation there.
From the site www.actv.it here is a description of the travel cards:
The Travel Cards are the most economical solution for people who want to get around Venice and its surroundings on Actv’s land and water services. They allow unlimited travel and can be used on all the services - both waterborne (except those of routes Alilaguna, and Actv routes no. 16, 19, 21 and Casinò) and on land - that provide urban services within the municipality ("Comune") of Venice (land services on the Lido and in Mestre except land-bus routes for journeys having Venice Marco Polo Airport as departure or arrival point ).
Validity can be 12, 24, 36 48, 72 hours or 7 days from stamping, depending on the chosen tariff solution. 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, the self-service ticket machines of: Piazzale Roma S.Chiara, Ferrovia Scalzi, Ferrovia S.Lucia, S.Marcuola, Ca' d'Oro, Rialto, S.Tomà, Zattere, S.Marco Vallaresso and Giardinetti, S.Zaccaria Danieli and Pietà, Arsenale, Lido S.M. Elisabetta, Burano, Punta Sabbioni, Marco Polo airport, municipal Carpark in Piazzale Roma, Ospedale dell'Angelo, and the authorized resellers.).
For an extra charge of € 4,00 for one-way journeys only, or of € 8,00 for return journeys, all tourist travel cards (12, 24, 36, 48, 72 hours and 7 days) may be used on the land-bus routes for journeys having Venice Marco Polo Airport as departure or arrival point, otherwise be excluded.
Link to the water bus map
Cruise Ship Passengers:
If you are going on directly to a cruise ship, there are usually busses parked at the Piazza Roma to shuttle you directly to the ship. Look for the ships name in the front window. Other options, as well as more information is listed here.