Venice Marco Polo Airport Transfer Options

Airport Bus and Water Services Compared To/From Venice & Mestre

ATVO Venice Airport Transfer Bus

ATVO Venice Airport Transfer Bus

From Venice Marco Airport to the city of Venice and Mestre (the town on the mainland facing Venice where many people have their hotel accommodation) you have a choice of transfer options by bus or water transport.

For those staying in Venice itself, its not the straight forward choice an initial look suggests between a relatively cheap bus or indulging yourself in arriving in style by water.

As Venice is totally pedestrianised with the only transport being water based the airport bus will drop you off at the western tip of Venice where the causeway from the mainland arrives on Venice.

The bus station here at Piazzale Roma is literally end of the road. The odds are your accommodation will be another 2-3 kms away by local Vaporetto (water bus) services.

The direct water launch services between Venice Airport and Venice itself on the other hand have stops dotted all over Venice, so with careful hotel selection you may be able to walk with your luggage directly to your hotel. There is also the ultiate in convenience a water taxi service.


All options have various sources where you can buy tickets, but as a fallback there is always the public transport ticket office in the airport arrivals hall at Marco Polo airport.

ATVO Airport Bus Services

There are two separate dedicated airport bus services between Venice Marco Polo Airport and Venice and Mestre.

The service between the bus station at Venice (Piazzale Roma) and the airport runs at least twice an hour and takes 20 minutes.

The service from outside Mestre Railway Station and the airport runs more frequently and takes again around 20 minutes.

As you can see from the picture at the top of the page, the bus has a luggage hold and your ticket includes your large bags.

Fare: One-Way - €8, Return €15

ATVO Airport Bus Timetables & Ticketing

ACTV run slower, cheaper stopping buses between Venice (Piazzale Roma) and the airport.

Alilaguna Water Bus Services

Alilaguna Water Bus To Venice Airport

Alilaguna Water Bus To Venice Airport

A public water bus (vaporetto) service runs from the airport dock to Venice and the outlying main islands (Murano, Burano, Lido)

Within the passenger terminal at Venice Airport is a separate area for the water services with a large electronic departures and arrivals board just like for the aircraft.

There are 5 services in total serving all the main islands.

The beauty of this service is that there will be a stop quite close to your accommodation in Venice, which is highly unlikely if you take the airport bus service.

Fare: One-Way - €15, Return €27

There is a small discount if you buy in advance on-line from the Alilaguna web site.

Alilaguna Water Bus Routes, Timetables & Ticketing

Private Water Taxi Between Venice Airport & Your Venice Hotel

The ultimate transfer solution between Venice Airport and your Venice Hotel offering a private water taxi door to door to or from your hotel in Venice.

If your hotel has no direct water access, your water taxi driver will drop you at the most convenient stop available for your Venice hotel.

The service operates 24x7 and each boat can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers with luggage.

Venice Airport To Venice Hotels Water Taxi
Venice Airport From Venice Hotels Water Taxi

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