Venice Marco Polo Airport Taxis(VCE)
Venice is an amazing city where water transport is the most convenient way to travel. From Marco Polo Airport, passengers can use the public ferry of Alilaguna or the more expensive water taxis. Passengers can also travel by the usual land taxis of Radiotaxi. The shared taxi services of Cooperative artigiana radiotaxi are more economical and have many advantages.
Marco Polo Alilaguna Water buses (motoscafi)
The Alilaguna water buses travel various routes which are distinguished by the color of the boats. Most hotels and areas in Venice can be easily reached by the ferries. Ferry boats usually leave the pier every hour.
Tickets for the water buses can be purchased at the ticket booth in the Arrivals Hall or from the Alilaguna booth at the boat pier. Tickets are also available on the boat from the conductor for an extra 1 euro surcharge. he staff at the ticket booths can provide help to determine the best route to take for your destination. Luggage may be taken aboard the boat, and it will be stowed for you by the conductor. The boat staff will also unload your luggage for you.
Venice Water Taxis
These are considerably more expensive that the public boats, and are considered to be the ‘limousines’ of Venice. Although expensive, they are definitely the most romantic and glamorous way to arrive in Venice. Water taxis have a spacious cabin with leather seating, or open-air seating in the stern. The private captain will ensure that you reach your destination in style. Water taxis can also be shared which is more economical than a privately hired one.
Water taxi fares are paid to the boat driver. Use only the licensed water taxis. They have a yellow stripe and a license number displayed on the sides.
Water taxis in Venice can be found at the water’s edge by the Venice-Santa Lucia railway Station, the Piazzale Roma and the Tronchetto parking island.
The Alilaguna Ferry and water taxi piers are about a 7-10 minute walk from the airport terminal. To find the pier, walk outside of the Arrivals terminal and turn to the left. At the end of the terminal’s sidewalk, you will see the walkway to the pier. Take note that the porter service is very expensive, therefore you may wish to carry your luggage yourself or get a luggage trolley.
While you are waiting for your ferry/water taxi, you can enjoy the cafè by the boat pier.