Water taxis in Venice, Italy

Shared water-taxi – airport to hotel

Arrive in style – at a fraction of the cost.
Fast and stylish, private water-taxis from Venice Marco Polo Airport to your accommodation in Venice normally cost 200-300 Euros. That’s a lot if you’re just two people.
But book ahead and get the same scenic ride for much less in a shared water-taxi. This small group transfer service is convenient for most locations in the historic heart of Venice.
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. Water-taxis take 6-8 passengers to their hotels in Venice. After arrival and baggage claim, you present your pre-printed voucher at a desk in the arrival hall and get directions to the boat. Some hotels are served directly. For less accessible destinations on the inner canals, passengers are dropped off at the closest drop-off point.

Book your shared water taxi – Click below for details and booking.

8 thoughts on “Shared water-taxi – airport to hotel”

  1. How long does it take to get from the Marco Polo Airport to the Cruise ship dock? What is the cost for two adults?

    1. You will find all details of cost etc if you click the red link in the text above. Time is usually about 30 minutes but depends on conditions such as weather. You may have to wait up to 40 minutes at the airport for other passengers, but according to the reviews (mostly 4 or 5-star), waiting time is usually much shorter. Enjoy your trip. Venice is like nowhere else on Earth!

  2. I need a reservation for one. Am joining my sister who flies in later. If you are offering a shared water taxi, why cannot I go single????!!!

    1. Hi Margaret. You’re right the shared service advance booking requires at least two people to book. That’s how they manage to do it cheaply. If you buy two singles, it will still cost you less than half the price of a private water taxi. An alternative would be to try to join up with a group on arrival, but you may still pay more if the numbers aren’t just right.

  3. We have a total of 4 people flying into Venice on August 31 and staying one night. Our cruise will leave the next day at 9pm. Will this shared taxi take us to any hotel or are there specified areas for dropping off passengers. How do I find out where those are? Is a shared taxi a flat fee divided by the number of passengers? Thanks

  4. Hi Judith.
    For some hotels located along the Grand Canal, or hotels such as Hilton Stucky and San Clemente, the water taxi stops directly at the hotel. For less-accessible destinations on the inner canals, you will be dropped off within walking distance.
    The fee per person for these pre-booked shared taxis is fixed. So you won’t have to pay extra if the taxi isn’t full.
    Please note that Venice.nu is not the taxi operator. For further questions, please click the link in the text above. That will take you to the taxi operator’s site where you will find full info, reviews, pictures, booking form, options etc.
    Have a great trip.

  5. We are group of 30 with luggage requiring transfer from Cruise shio port to Hotel scandinavia and again return from hotel to marco polo airport. What would be cost

    1. Jacobus, the cost is about 32 euros per person each way. Click the links above to find out more and make reservations with the company that operates the taxis. There’s a link for the cruise port to hotel and another for the hotel to the airport. Have a great trip!

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