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How to get to Murano and Burano from Venice

Getting to Murano and Burano from Venice is easy just follow this step by step guide.

There are few ways:

  • Vaporetto Line 12 ( Fondamente Nove to Murano and Burano)
  • Vaporetto Line 3 ( express line 3 from train station and Piazzale Roma to Murano)
  • Line 4.1
  • Line 13
  • Alilaguna green line (excursion)

HOW TO GET TO MURANO FROM VENICE

Vaporetto Line 12.

Easiest way of getting to Murano from Venice is Line 12 Vaporeto. Line 12 stops at Fondamente Nove. This is a step by step guide:

  1. Go to Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop.
  2. Take Line 12
  3. Line 12 will take you first to Murano ( Faro ), after that line 12 continues to island Mazzorbo, after Mazzorbo it goes to Burano, after Burano next stops are Trepporti and Punta Sabbioni.

You can see full timetable here: Actv Line 12 timetable.

HOW TO GET TO BURANO FROM VENICE

Vaporetto Line 12.

  • Go to Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop.
  • Take Line 12
  • Line 12 will take you first to Murano ( Faro ), after that line 12 continues to island Mazzorbo, after Mazzorbo it goes to Burano.

HOW TO GET TO MURANO FROM TRAIN STATION AND PIAZZALE ROMA

If you are in vicinity of train station or Piazzale Roma and want to go to Murano use line 3 vaporetto. Line 3 stops at train station, Piazzale Roma and several stops at Murano before it returns.

You can see full timetable here: Line 3 timetable.

HOW TO GET TO MURANO AND BURANO USING ALILAGUNA GREEN LINE

Another way to go to Murano and Burano is Alilaguna green line.

Green Line is actually excursion to islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. This will cost you 20 Eur per person. Full description you can read here. Click here to see Linea verde map.

As green line stops at San Marco this is also answer to how to get to Murano and Burano from San Marco.

HOW TO GET TO MURANO AND BURANO FROM THE AIRPORT

Easiest way to get to the islands directly from Marco Polo airport is Alilaguna blue and red lines. I have covered this in very detail post on Venice airport.

MAIN ARTICLE

Vaporetto in Venice

To conclude if you want to go from Venice to Murano and Burano there are 2 basic ways.

Alilaguna green line.

ACTV vaporetto.

You have to understand that Alilaguna and ACTV are 2 separate companies. Alilaguna is a private company operating boats from Venice airport Marco Polo to Venice and ACTV is the main public transportation network in Venice. ACTV operates both land buses and water bus system ( vaporettos).

Alilaguna green line connects San Marco with islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. This round takes 4 hours, starts at San Marco and stops at Murano, Burano and Torcello islands.

As you can probably calculate you get around 40 minutes for each island. many tourists find this very short time to see the islands and do some shopping ( especially in case of Murano).

ACTV VAPORETTO TO MURANO AND BURANO?

ACTV offers printable map with all routes here. As this map can be very confusing if you are visiting Venice for the first time, please read  line description below.

You can also use vaporetto to visit Murano and Burano. In case that you want to go to Murano and Burano using vaporetto you can use following lines.

Line 3. Goes from Piazzale Roma ( train station) to Murano, but does not go to Burano.

Line 4.1 Starts at Fondamente Nove

Line 12. This line starts at Fondamente Nove and goes to Murano, Burano, Torcello, Treporti and Punta Sabbioni.  Where is Fondamente Nove? Check the map below. Zoom out to see where is Murano and Burano.

Line 13. This line also start at Fondamente Nove and stops in Murano, Vignole, Lazzaretto. To get the idea of vaporetto routes I suggest that you compare ACTV printable map with all the routes with the map bellow.

 

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