Transportation in Venice
Up and down the bridges and along the canals, most people walk around this compact city, except of course when they need to make a long journey, or simply to give sore feet a break.
Rent your car
The A4 autostrada (motorway) connects with the Ponte della Libertà that leads into central Venice. You can either park in Tronchetto just across the bridge, or park your car on the mainland in the train/boat terminal on the mainland side and take the water taxi or train across the Venetian lagoon to the city.
A Biglietto a Tempo pass, for 12/24/36/48/72 hours or 7 days, gives unlimited access to vaporetti and is much better value than individual tickets if you plan to get around a lot this way. Buy them from authorised Actv retailers on the mainland or from self-service ticket machines at most stops.