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Public transport services

Road and water-based public transport services in Venice are managed by the ACTV - Public Transport.

For more information on timetables and routes, contact the Hello Venice service on (+39)-041-2424 or visit the site

Venice is without doubt more accessible than you might think. All vaporetto landing stages are accessible to the disabled. Problems may, however, arise during particularly high tides when the access ramps may slope excessively. 

In the vaporetto line 1 and 2, travelling along the Canal Grande, 4 wheelchairs at a time are admitted.

Boats on line LN connecting the city with Lido di Venezia and the Cavallino - Punta Sabbioni littoral are also accessible. 

The Giracittà motorboat are equipped for only wheelchair at a time.

Two ferry boats operate between Tronchetto and Lido di Venezia, with lifts and toilets for the disabled. 

A special price is applied for wheelchair users and is comprehensive of the possible accompanying person's fare. 

Groups can hire a vaporetto or motorboat complete with crew to organise excursions, conferences, etc. To book or for information, telephone the Hello Venezia call center at (+39) 041 24 24.

Cross the Grand Canal on traghetti (ferry crossing).

You can feel the excitement of a gondola ride cheaply by using the ferry crossings that link the various parts of the two sides of the Grand Canal. Venetians use this transportation when they need to move quickly from one side of the Grand Canal to another without crossing one of its three bridges. There is a gondola ferry at San Marcuola, Santa Sofia, San Tomà, San Samuele, Santa Maria del Giglio, and the Dogana.

Take a water taxi, recognisable by the yellow strip on the sides and the concession number.

Take a gondola, surely the most romantic way to sightsee in Venice.

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