The traghetto da parada is the cheapskate's gondola ride in Venice: €4 to cross the Grand Canal
Traghetto links across the Grand Canal
- San Marcuola - Fóndaco dei Turchi (near the Museo di Storia Naturale) [Mon–Sat 9am–12:30pm; to 1pm in winter]
- Santa Sofia - Rialto Pescaria (Rialto Market) [Mon-Sat 7:30am–8pm; Sun 8:45am–7pm]
- San Tomà - Sant' Angelo [Mon–Sat 7:30am–8pm; Sun 8:30am–7:30pm]
- San Barnaba - San Samuele [Mon–Sat 8:30am–1:30pm]
- Santa Maria del Giglio - Salute [Daily 9am–6pm]
- Riva del Carbon - Riva del Vin [Mon–Sat 8am–1pm]
- Dogana (San Marco -Calle Vallaresso) - Punta della Dogana [Daily 9am–2pm]
How much does the traghetto cost?
Fares went up tremedously in 2013 (to €2 ($2)) and again in 2014 (to €4 ($5)) after the city stopped subsidizing the service.
You now pay €4 ($5).
You hand your fare to the gondolier when boarding.
Most people ride standing up.
How long is a traghetto ride?
The ride only lasts five or six minutes (rather than 40 minutes for a tourist gondola ride), and most of that is spent boarding/disembarking.
However, it' is a thoroughly Venetian way of getting around—and way cheaper than a tourist gondola.
The ride in a traghetto takes all of 5–6 minutes—and most of that is the boarding and disembarking time. Still, it's fun—and handy.