We will be in Venice for 5 days in August. I have searched the forums and found the prices listed for Vaporetto passes (thanks Sophie), and since we intend to walk pretty much everywhere, I suspect they will not be as cost effective for us. We will, however, be taking the Vaporetto from the train station to our hotel (Castello near San Zaccaria) on our first day, and back again on our last day. We may also take it for a couple of other trips if we are too tired to walk or if the distance is too far, so my question is can we buy a few tickets at once? Or are the tickets printed for each journey? Is there an equivalent in Venice of the "carnet" in Paris where you can buy a pack of 10 tickets at a lower price? I understand from Sophie's post that each ride is 6.5 Euros.
Also, are there usually long line ups to purchase tickets (I'm expecting this may be the case at the train station)? Thanks!