VIU students are eligible to apply for the Venezia Unica card, which allows them to obtain reduced fares for single tickets and monthly boat pass: a full-price single fare without ACTV-Venezia Unica card is 9.50 euro.

Applications for the Venezia Unica card can be submitted to ACTV public transportation company at their headquarter at Piazzale Roma or the ticket office in Rialto (Monday to Sunday 8 am -7 pm)

In order to apply for the reduced VIU student fare, students must provide a VIU enrolment certificate and fill out a form stamped by VIU.
Please refer to the GP office to get these documents. Exchange students will be assisted by the international offices of Ca' Foscari and IUAV instead.

Costs for students (under 26 years):
Venezia Unica card: 20 €
Monthly boat pass: 25 €
Single ticket: 1,50 € (valid 75 minutes)

Costs for people over 26 years (resident outside the Veneto region - full rate):
Venezia Unica card: 100 €
Monthly boat pass: 37 €
Single ticket: 1,50 € (valid 75 minutes)
No need for any specific form or document besides ID.


The ordinary ticket (single ticket) is valid on all urban lines (vaporetto, bus in Mestre and Lido, tram and People Mover) but is not valid to get to Marco Polo Airport by bus (Aerobus) or Alilaguna lines.

Monthly passes allow travel on all urban lines (vaporetto, bus in Mestre and Lido, tram and People Mover) and also to reach the airport by bus (not valid on Alilaguna lines).


The timetable of ACTV line 20, which connects the island of San Servolo with the city center, is available on the VIU website, in the section Campus and Services / How to get to VIU.

Check for updates and consult current schedules for other routes on the ACTV website.

N.B Line 20 to San Servolo island is always guaranteed in case of strikes and the timetable is not affected by any changes. 



Applications for moving around in Venice

You can plan your route on public transport in Venice and consult the timetables using the app CheBateo (available for iOS and Android).

ACTV also has its own application AVM Venezia Official App (available for iOS and Android). Besides the trip planner, the app can be used to buy tickets and store them on the smartphone until needed. The tickets however cannot be transferred to the Venezia Unica card but can be used only through the smartphone.


For last-minute purchases at the bus/vaporetto stops, the new Chat&Go® ticketing system allows the sale of travel tickets directly through WhatsApp.

Currently available for sale are the following types of tickets:
_urban ticket valid for 75 minutes for buses, tram and the People Mover - €1.50 (not valid in navigation);
_Aerobus ticket - €10.00 (for travel to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport);
_standard rete unica ticket - €9.50 (valid for 75 minutes on the rete unica urban network of the municipality of Venice, which includes the navigation, bus, tram and People Mover network, excluding travel to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport).


From June 2024 it is also possible to make contactless payments using one's credit or debit card directly at the stops (for boats) or onboard the buses. For all all extra-urban fares it will be mandatory to tap in and tap out to be charged the correct fare. 

For more information please check this page on the ACTV website.