Transfers & transports
How to move around town & airport transfer options
There are several options to get to the city center from Marco Polo airport, and the ones we prefer are:
The fastest option: Venice Express
The journey in the Venice Express is about 20-30 minutes one-way and the cost of a ticket is €8 one way, €15 if you’ll be making the round-trip. It goes straight from the airport to Piazzale Roma.
The door-to-door and fun, but a little bit more expensive option: Water Taxis
The Water taxis let you start enjoying the essence of Venice as soon as you leave the airport. Ride a taxi-boat across the lagoon to get to your hotel in the center of the city. It costs around € 32 per person.
The fun and a little bit cheaper option: Alilaguna Water Bus
The Water bus is operated by Alilunga company and you can get a one-way ticket from the airport to the city center– or vice versa – for €14 and a roundtrip for €25. There are 3 different lines so you should check which one is better for you depending on where you are staying in the city. It takes over 1 hour.
Once in the city, the distances are not far away, so I would suggest walking as much as you can. However, to cross the canals you will need to get on a boat or gondola. Here's the best transport card option:
With ACTV you'll be able to get on Vaporettos and Buses. It offers 1 day cards for € 20 (if you're staying for a few days I would suggest arranging your itinerary in such a way that you can use the 1 day ticket), 2 day cards for € 30 and 3 day cards for €40.
The most comfy & Panoramic way: Hop On- Hop Off Boat Bus
Perfect option for those who like to relax while traveling from one spot to the other. I recommend the City Sightseeing company, they offer tickets for 24 or 48 hours after its first use.
Have you just started to plan your trip? Too many things to decide? Too long do it all by yourself? Special needs or wishes? Then, you should plan your trip with a local to get tailored travel plans & advices.