Arrive in style – at a fraction of the cost.
Fast and stylish, private water-taxis from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice can cost more than your flight did!
But you can get the same scenic ride for much less in a pre-arranged shared water-taxi. This airport-to-city transfer service is convenient for most locations in the historic heart of Venice and the Lido.
The Venice Marco Polo Airport Transfer: Shared Water Taxi must be reserved at least 48 hours before arrival.
The service operates from 4 a.m. and 10 p.m. Each water taxi takes 6-8 passengers to their destinations in Venice.
After arrival and baggage claim, you present your pre-printed voucher at a desk in the arrival hall and walk to your boat. Many hotels are served directly. For less accessible destinations on the inner canals, passengers are dropped off at the closest possible point.
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Venice water taxis FAQs
Tips for using Water taxis in Venice
Venice shared water taxi reviews from travellers are generally very positive. Choose recommended water-taxi services, heed a few tips, and your arrival in Venice shoud be a memorable part of the trip – for all the right reasons!
Beware unlicensed water taxis!
If you’re trying to pick up a boat without pre-booking, especially within the city, make sure it’s not an unlicensed one. Licensed water taxis have a clearly visible yellow stripe and a licence number. Remember to ask the price before boarding. It may be more than you think!
Need help with luggage?
Water taxi drivers are required to stay on the boat, so they shouldn’t get off to help you with luggage.
Also, not all hotels have landing stages on canals or very near canals, and some small canals aren’t navigable at low tide. So you may need to walk with your luggage after you leave the taxi boat and even cross bridges with steps. If this is a problem, book the private water taxi (above) and be sure to selct porterage at both ends after selecting your dates. Or consider changing to a hotel or apartment nearer to a main canal (See the map of accommodation available for your dates.)