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Depends on whether you're looking for a private water taxi or the Vaporetto service that operates up and down the grand canal almost like a Venetian bus service.  Private water taxis, much like gondolas are a lovely experience but can be really pricey.  We met an American couple on Holland America a few years ago that had paid just over the equivalent of $150 for a water taxi from the airport to the port so make sure you agree price first.  

 

The Vaporetto service is great though, really easy to use and never have to wait long.

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Going on Ventura shortly, just wondered how much is the water taxi from Ventura to the main tourist area and do you have to queue for ages ? I know we Brits love to queue :0

 

You never know, we may see you there, my wife and I are also on Ventura soon.

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We walked from the ship into Venice. It takes about 10-15 minutes to arrive at the station which is at the 'tourist' end of the Grand Canal. From here it is easy to walk through the backstreets towards the main sights.

 

The Vaporettos are great but have dramatically increased in price in recent years. The cost of a single journey is now 7 euros. So, the cunning plan is to walk pretty much as far as you can towards the Lido and then take No1 service all the way back up the Grand Canal. Only some stops sell tickets but often newspaper stands sell them and they must be validated in the machines at the stops.

 

The monorail is cheap but to be honest it is a bit of a gimmick as the journey time is about 2mins

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We walked from the ship into Venice. It takes about 10-15 minutes to arrive at the station which is at the 'tourist' end of the Grand Canal. From here it is easy to walk through the backstreets towards the main sights.

 

The Vaporettos are great but have dramatically increased in price in recent years. The cost of a single journey is now 7 euros. So, the cunning plan is to walk pretty much as far as you can towards the Lido and then take No1 service all the way back up the Grand Canal. Only some stops sell tickets but often newspaper stands sell them and they must be validated in the machines at the stops.

 

The monorail is cheap but to be honest it is a bit of a gimmick as the journey time is about 2mins

 

The picture of the Vaporetto ticket office above was taken near the railway station you mentioned...

 

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That is  the Santa Lucia Railway Station,  to the left of this photograph...

 

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...taken from the Scalzi Bridge.

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