Venice Marco Polo Airport transfer options

Airport bus, taxi and water services compared to/from Venice & Mestre

ATVO Venice Airport Transfer Bus

ATVO: Venice Airport transfer bus


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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, it is 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 2-3km 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 for the ultimate in convenience a water taxi service.

Tickets for Venice transfers

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 2019

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 2019

Alilaguna Water Bus To Venice Airport

Convenient: 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 online from the Alilaguna web site.

Alilaguna water bus routes, timetables & ticketing


Private water taxi between Venice Airport and 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 24/7 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

Private transfers between Venice Airport (Marco Polo) & Venice/ Mestre

Venice Airport Private Car Service
Venice Airport Private Car Service
Venice Airport Private Car Service
Venice Airport Private Car Service
Venice Airport Private Car Service

The relative short distance between the airport and Venice or Mestre makes a private vehicle a viable proposition for many, especially those with luggage.

The service is door to door in four sizes of vehicles for groups of 1 right up to 8 people.

At the airport after you have collected your luggage, the driver will meet you at the arrivals Hall located outside the customs Area. The driver will be holding a sheet with the lead passenger's name.

The road across the causeway between Mestre and Venice stops almost immediately on reach land. There is just a short turnoff to the cruise terminal befoere the roadway ends at Piazzale Roma.

At Piazzale Roma you can take a water taxi, water bus or walk to your hotel. Venice railway station is also next to Piazzale Roma.

Terms & Conditions:

Rome Airport Private Car Service
  • No Hidden Extras - Prices include all taxes, parking etc.

  • Payment By Credit Card / Debit Card With No Fees - Payment is in advance on our secure web-site. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. There is no extra fee for payment by credit card.

  • Cancellation - Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email. In all cancellation cases, you will be charged 5% of the initial fare plus a small additional charge based on the time between cancellation and travel date. There will be no refund for cancellations 48 hours prior to your transfer or no shows at the time of your scheduled transfer.

  • Don't Worry If Your Flight Is Late, Waiting Times - At airports incoming flights are monitored and the driver will adjust his/her arrival time to the actual flight landing time. The driver will be waiting outside the exit to the customs hall with your name around 30 minutes after actual landing - not scheduled time. (If you have no luggage an earlier arrival time can be agreed). Waiting charges will be applied after 60 minutes waiting.

  • Child & Baby Seats -Are provided on request for a charge.

Venice Airport Private Car For Arrivals

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