In a city where canals replace roads, it only makes sense that Venice’s main form of public transport is the “Vaporetto”. The Vaporetto is basically a water bus that takes visitors along the main canals, to the outer islands and around the Venetian lagoon. The stops are made just as a city bus would, and passengers can come and go at each stop depending on their desired destination. Just like city buses, the Vaporetto is nearly always crowded, but it is the only cheap alternative to walking. A 75-minute ticket costs €7.50 and entitles users to unlimited travel within that period which starts at the time of validation. Otherwise, discounted day tickets ranging from 1 day to 1 week are available. Tickets are easily purchased online, at ticket offices located around the city or at local shops such as tobacconists or newsstands. Similar to buses, the pass must be validated by swiping or tapping them onto the machines when boarding. The price includes one piece of luggage. The main Vaporetto routes operate between 5 am to midnight, with three nighttime routes running from 11:30 pm to 5 am.