How to Get From Marco Polo Airport to Venice

Updated on February 28, 2018
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If you are planning to fly into Venice you may be wondering how most visitors get themselves out to Venice from the airport. We've made this journey twice in the last few years so I thought it was high time I got around to sharing this information with everyone.

For starters you need to know that the main international airport servicing Venice is the Macro Polo Airport (VCE) and it is located on the mainland about 13 km from Venice. While this may seem obvious to those who have visited Venice in the past, it may not be readily apparent to a new visitor or casual traveler making their first visit to Venice. You also may not be aware that there are numerous options available for getting to Venice, either by land or by boat, and the cost can vary greatly depending on which method of transportation you select. With just a little preparation and knowledge you can avoid a frustrating start to your vacation and ensure that you do not over pay for this relatively short trip.

On the Grand Canal of Venice
On the Grand Canal of Venice | Source

There are two bus options that will get you to Venice; the ATVO buses, which are a private company, and the ACTV buses, which are the public transportation buses.


ATVO Bus

ATVO express buses depart from Marco Polo Airport every thirty minutes and provide express non-stop service to Piazzale Roma. Tickets cost 8 euro and can be purchased upon arrival in the airport at the automatic ticket machines in the arrivals baggage area or at the ATVO ticket office located in the arrivals hall. The ticket machines in the baggage area do not always work so I would suggest going directly to the ticket office. There are also automatic ticket machines located outside of the terminal in the ATVO departure area where you will pick up the bus. If you are worried about purchasing a ticket at the airport you can always make the transaction on-line ahead of time. Keep in mind that the ATVO buses do not have underneath luggage compartments so all of your luggage will have to be brought onto the bus with you.

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ACTV Bus

ACTV buses also run between Marco Polo and Piazzale Roma and cost 8 euro one-way, and 15 euro for a round trip ticket. The buses run every fifteen minutes so this is a very convenient option. The bus line that runs from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma is bus line #5 and the one-way trip will take approximately 25 minutes. The ACTV buses have luggage compartments underneath which is convenient if you are arriving with multiple bags. Tickets can be purchased at the automatic self-service machines located in both the airport and at Piazzale Roma.

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Water Bus

Alilaguna is the name of the company that operates the water buses that run between Marco Polo and Venice. This looks to be a neat alternative but keep in mind that the trip will run about an hour and fifteen minutes which is longer than the land bus. But, if you have time before checking in this can be a fun and relaxing option. A one-way ticket will cost you 15 euro or a round trip ticket goes for 27 euro.

The Alilaguna water buses are easy to spot as they have bright yellow bottoms. The Alilaguna fleet now totals 34 boats and they are fairly large and can accommodate many travelers with luggage. There are three lines that go into Venice from the airport; the Red, Blue and Orange lines and they each make different stops so ask before buying your ticket. The Red Line only makes stops at Murano and Lido Islands so most likely you will want either the Blue Line or the Orange Line that make multiple stops in Venice. If your accommodations happen to be close to one of the stops for the water bus then this might be a great option, as it will save you some travel time in getting from Piazzale Roma where the land buses deposit you.

Tickets can be purchased in the arrivals area of the airport and the boats are about a ten-minute walk once outside of the airport. If you have a lot of luggage allow extra time to get to the dock. The water buses leave every hour so they are a little more infrequent than the land bus but still a viable option for a reasonable price.

Alilaguna Water Bus
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Water Taxi

The Water Taxi sounds like it would be a great option but it is by far the most expensive method of getting to Venice from the airport. A typical water taxi can run anywhere from 100 to 150 euro depending on exactly where you are going in Venice and the amount of luggage you have. If you have a large group this might be worth considering as you can split the fare. As with any taxi on land in Italy always negotiate a price before getting into the boat to avoid any surprises.

You can inquire about a water taxi at the taxi desk in the airport arrivals area and the water taxi pick-up is at the same pier as the water bus so make sure you don’t get them confused. One of the biggest advantages of the water taxi is that they will take you to the closest spot possible to your accommodations so if you have a lot of luggage this can be a benefit.

Water Taxi
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All kinds of boats patrol the Grand Canal
All kinds of boats patrol the Grand Canal | Source

Train

You can take a train out to Venice but this is not a recommended option for visitors arriving at Marco Polo as you would have to take a bus from the airport to the Mestre Train Station first. From here you can catch the train across the lagoon but the idea of getting on and off a bus only to get on and off a train does not sound appealing. But, should you decide on this option the bus trip from Marco Polo to the Mestre train station is just 3 euro. From here it’s just a euro for the short train ride into Santa Lucia Train Station (Venice).

Santa Lucia Train Station
Santa Lucia Train Station | Source

Taxi

A regular taxi can get you from the airport to Piazzale Roma in about fifteen minutes and will cost about 20 euro plus fees for luggage. If you don’t mind dealing with one of Italy’s finest cabbies then this may be a viable option. With a taxi you won’t be making any extra stops so this might well be the quickest option.

The Vaporetto
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With all of these options, other than the water taxi and water bus, you will be deposited at Piazzale Roma or the Santa Lucia Train Station. In either case, depending on where your accommodations are located you can either walk or take the Vaporetto which are the large bus like boats that patrol up and down the Grand Canal. The cost for a 75-minute ticket on the Vaporetto cost 7.5 euro but if you are going to be in Venice for a few days you may want to consider a multiple hour/day tourist card that provides unlimited use of the water bus.

The Vaporetto service is provided by ACTV, which also provides land bus service and a combined ticket can be purchased which gets you to and from the airport and gets you unlimited use of the water bus while in Venice.

All of these options apply for the reverse route in getting from Venice back to the airport. Just be sure to leave plenty of time for the transfer. Have a great visit to Venice.

Ciao for now.

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      Bill De Giulio 9 days ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Clare. Options are the Alilaguna water bus, Orange Line to Rialto stop, or Blue or Red Line to San Marco stop. Cost is 15 euro one way or 27 euro round trip. Trip will take at least an hour. Your hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Rialto stop and maybe 10 minutes from the San Marco stop. Another option is bus or taxi from airport to Piazzale Roma and then Vaporetto to Rialto stop. Bus is 8 euro one way and Vaporetto 7.5 euro. How long this takes will depend on how long you have to wait for a bus or taxi? Taxi should be quick, buses run every 15 minutes or so. There is also a private water taxi, which will be pricey, but they will take you from the airport to as close to your hotel as a boat can get. This may be the quickest option, but also the most expensive. Good luck, lots of options and they all take some time.

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      Clare 9 days ago

      Hi jist wondering whats the best option for getting from tbe airport to antica casa coppo in san marco? And travels times / costs etc .

      Thanks

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      Bill De Giulio 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Susan. This is not an area that I have any experience in. I did a quick Google search and did find this website, which contains some useful information.

      https://www.explore-italian-culture.com/dog-travel...

      Looks like your dogs will need a rabies shot and need to be microchipped. And, as you mentioned looks like they will need a pet passport, but only if you are going to be crossing borders within the EU. Not sure of your travel plans? This might be something you would have to do while in Italy, but before you travel from Italy to another EU country, if this is part of your itinerary?

      If you're travelling to Italy with your dog from a country outside the EU, you will need a European Community Veterinary Certificate for each pet travelling with you. Your vet should have an up-to-date copy of this.

      I would talk to your vet as a starting point.

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      Susan Richardson 2 weeks ago

      We will be traveling to Italy with our two pets. We've been doing some research and found that we must fly into Venice first before going to our final destination. Do you have any idea how long we will need to be in Venice to get our pet passports? We are trying to decide if we need a hotel for the night or is we can depart within a couple hours.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Margaret. If cost is not a consideration then certainly the most scenic way out to Venice would be either a water taxi or the Alilguna water bus. The private water taxi will be the most expensive means to get from the airport to Venice. But, at 9pm at night the island will be lite up and should make for a pretty approach to Venice. The land route is very mundane and there is not much to see. The bridge that crosses the lagoon is like any other bridge over water. The view is of the port of Mestre, with barges, tankers, and storage silos, actually pretty ugly. Same goes for the return trip in the morning. The benefit of a private water taxi is that they will take you to as close as possible to your accommodations so no transfers. Hope this helps, enjoy Venice.

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      margaretvenice 3 weeks ago

      Your post is very helpful and we have decided to take a water taxi. We will arrive at the airport at 21h00 PM on april 5th. What will be the best way to get to the hotel in the Canal Grande? A watertaxi straight to the hotel via the laguna or take a car taxi to the trainstation and take a water taxi from there via the Canal Grande? Which route will be the most scenic at that time of night? Same question for our departure on April 8th because we will need to be at the airport by 7h30 AM. What is the most scenic route in the early morning? Via the laguna or via the Canal Grande? Grazie mille.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kevin. A water taxi for 4 with luggage will run about 120 euro one way. The Alilaguna water bus costs 15 euro one way or 27 euro round trip per person. Figure the water taxi to cost about double the cost of the water bus. The advantage with the water taxi is that it is the quickest option with the most comfort. For the extra 15 euro each way I would splurge for the water taxi. That said, on our first visit to Venice when we were on a budget we took a land taxi followed by the Vaporetto? Hope this helps, have a great trip.

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      Kevin 5 weeks ago

      4 of us will be flying into Venice next month and was thinking of either taking the water taxi or water bus in Venice. We are staying very close to the "Tre Archi" station any suggestions? Not sure the cost difference since 4 of us are traveling together?

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      Malia T 5 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Bill!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Malia.

      Just go to their website: http://bbyouandme.com/index_en.html

      Their email is at the bottom of the page. info@bbyouandme.com

      The woman who owns the B&B is Stefania. We sent an email. She is wonderful.

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      Malia T 5 weeks ago

      I'm wanting to book a night at You and Me B & B, but am unable to find out how to book there. There is a lot of information about the B & B, but I am unable to book there. Could you give me the way that you were able to book there?

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      Sara 5 weeks ago

      Thank you very much this info will be very helpful when I go to Venice soon

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      Nimit Patel 6 weeks ago

      Super helpful article!

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      Bill De Giulio 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      HI Cathy. We always stay at B&B You and Me. It's a small bed and breakfast, exceptionally clean, in a good location, and very reasonable. The woman who owns it, Stefania, is wonderful and very attentive to everything her guests need. She does have a website, just Google the name of the B&B and you will easily find it. Good luck.

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      Cathy 7 weeks ago

      We are flying in at 9:10 am to Marco Polo air port, do you have any suggestions for a nice clean hotel that is not over board expensive.

      We stay two nights then are taking the Mediterranean Cruise and have to get to the ship. We will be site seeing the next day. Any suggestion would be appreciated

      Thanks

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      Bill De Giulio 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mercy. At that hour it's a tough call. The Alilaguna boats run right up until midnight and the Orange Line does stop at Guglie. According to their schedule it takes 47 minutes. There is an 11 pm boat, which you might be able to make depending on how long it takes to get luggage/customs. Only problem with Alilaguna is that they only leave every hour and if you don't make the 11 pm you'll have to resort to plan B. The land buses leave every half hour. Checking the ATVO bus schedule and they have a 10:20, 10:50, 11:20 and 11:50 bus that runs to Piazzale Roma. You might even be able to walk to Guglie from Piazzale Roma. I would probably go with the bus or even a taxi. The bus fare is 8 euro per person so with 4 of you that's 32 euro, which is about what a taxi should cost? thanks for stopping by and best of luck.

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      Mercy 7 weeks ago

      Thank you very much for your informative post. We will be arriving this March (with 2 boys in tow) at 9:55 pm and heading to an Airbnb close to Guglie stop (approximately 10- minute walk per instruction of host). Is it better to take the bus over the Alilaguna during that hour?

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      Bill De Giulio 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Olga. There are a couple of options at that hour. You can take the first Vaporetto at 4:55 am from San Marco, which gets you to Piazzale Roma at 5:15 am. This would be on Line 1. From there you can either take the bus or a taxi to the airport. The buses start running at 5 am. You can either arrange for a taxi to pick you up or there are usually taxi's there at that hour.

      The other option is the Alilaguna Water Bus. I checked the schedule and the first one leaves San Marco at 3:50 am and gets to the airport at 5:09. Next one leaves at 4:50 am and arrives at 6:09 am. Using this method eliminates the bus/taxi but as you can see from the times it takes over an hour.

      Good luck, you'll love Venice.

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      Olga 7 weeks ago

      We are travelling to Venice in October.

      our flight out of Venice leaves at 7.45am on a Tuesday.

      we are staying in san Marco. 100m from the square.

      what is our best option to get to the airport with enough time to make our flight.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Vicky. They have a couple of options. They can take the Alilaguna Water Bus directly from the airport to the San Marco stop. The cost is 15 euro one-way or 27 round trip. Their boats are very recognizable with yellow bottoms.

      Or, they can take the land bus or a taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma, which is where buses and taxi’s deposit visitors. Beyond this point it’s all travel on foot or by boat. From Piazzale Roma it’s a long walk to San Marco but you can take the Vaporetto, the large passenger boats that make many stops up and down the Grand Canal.

      The last option is a private water taxi, but this will also be the most costly option. The benefit is that they will take you to as close to your acommodations as possible.

      Hope this helps, good luck, they’ll love Venice.

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      Vicky 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you very much for this post. I am trying to sort out transfers for my sister and her partner who are going to Venice for the first time next week, they are staying in San Marco so what would be the best option for them to take to and from the airport?

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      Bill De Giulio 2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Nina. Yes, they will fit five of you plus luggage, no problem. Most of the water taxi's can accommodate up to 10 people plus luggage. Good luck and enjoy Venice.

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      Nina 2 months ago

      Hi, Thank you for your informative post! I am considering the water taxi given we are a family of 5 with 5 suitcases plus back packs. In the picture you provide, they don't look that big, do you know if they would fit all of us and our gear in?

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      Bill De Giulio 2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Figure 8 euro per person to take the Bus from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma. Even if you opted for a taxi with 4 people, luggage, and tip you will be close to 30 euro. From Piazzale Roma you can take the Vaporetto to the Ca d’oro stop, which will be another 7.50 euro per person. If you are staying in Venice for multiple days you can buy a multi-day pass. You can also try to walk but with luggage this might prove difficult. If we total this up I would say 60 to 65 euro would be a reasonable cost for 4 people with luggage. Good luck.

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      Bonnie 2 months ago

      What is a Reasonable cost way to get from Marco,polo,airport to ca’d’oro stop in Venice With luggage for 4 people?

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      Harrow 2 months ago

      Hi Bill

      Thank you for your quick response and great info. It has been extremely helpful,

      Regards

      Harrow

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      Bill De Giulio 2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Harrow. I went to the Hotel Saturnia website and they have a page on how to get there.

      http://www.hotelsaturnia.it/en/page/how-to-get-her...

      The Alilaguna water Shuttle will take you from the airport to the San Marco stop, which is just a few minutes from the hotel. A private water taxi is also an option and will take you right to the hotel, but keep in mind that this will be very pricey. The other option is to take a taxi or bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma and from there take the Vaporetto. The Vaporetto are the large bus like boats that transport people up and down the Grand Canal. With the Vaporetto you can get off at the Santa Maria del Giglio stop and walk to the hotel.

      As you can see there are many options. The best one will depend on your budget and how long you want this trip from airport to hotel to take.

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      Harrow 2 months ago

      Hi Please can you tell me what is the best way to get from Marco polo to Hotel Saturnia & International, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2398, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Neil. The Alilaguna water service from Venice to the airport can be picked up from Rialto, San Marco, cruise terminal, and a few other stops. When you are there just inquire at one of their ticket booths. I know there are more pickups other that these three just depends on what line; Blue, Red or Orange. Based on where the Monaco Grand is located probably the Blue line and San Marco stop. Enjoy. Ciao

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      Neil Stadon 3 months ago

      Thanks for the Information Bill, it’s really helped with my decision in getting to Venice, we intend to get the Water taxi to our hotel, the Monaco Grand then get the water bus on our return

      Would you know where you can get the water bus from the hotel to the airport, we would be leaving at 8:30 am for the airport

      Cheers

      Neil.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Meredith. Yes, that could be a problem at that hour, buses don't start until 5am. I think your best bet will be to take a taxi. I would try to arrange for one the day prior to leaving so that you ensure someone is there to pick you up. If you just show up at Piazzale Roma and it's empty you may wind up waiting for one to show up. Your hotel or B&B should be able to arrange for a taxi to be there at a set time. I think this is your best bet.

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      Meredith 3 months ago

      Just wondering if you have recommendations for getting from Venice to the airport for early flight. We would need to leave around 430 am and are struggling with how to do this. Seems transportation is not running at that time.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Dianna. Thank you. Just trying to make it as easy as possible for visitors.

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      Dianna 5 months ago

      This is the best info I’ve read regarding transportation. Easy to follow and concise! Thanks a lot.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 months ago from Massachusetts

      No problem. Glad I could help.

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      rose boakes 5 months ago

      Thank goodness for you x I've just booked to go in may 2018 for hubby's 50th, then I looked at transfers & nearly fainted at the cost. After reading your advice we have decided to have an adventure & just IF IT lol. Thank you

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      Bill De Giulio 7 months ago from Massachusetts

      You're very welcome Des. Enjoy Venice, I hope you love it as much as we did.

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      Des O'Connor 7 months ago

      Thank you very much for this very informative post. I'm going to Venice for the first time soon and was in a state of shock at the price of the proposed transfer fees !!! given by my travel firm.

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      Bill De Giulio 7 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Rayne. The cheapest way would be to take the bus. It drops you off in Piazzale Roma and from there you can take the people mover to the cruise terminal. The people mover costs a few euro if I remember correctly. Good luck and have a great trip.

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      Rayne van Staden 7 months ago

      hi there,

      We need to travel from Marco Polo airport to the Cruise terminal on saturday the 9th of September. We have about 3 hours to make this trip. What would be the cheapest way to do this. Concidering we will be traveling with a toddler of 1.5years.

      Thank you for your time.

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      Bill De Giulio 8 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Sherry. Don't stress about it, you will get to Venice. There are a number of options available, just find the one that you are most comfortable with.

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      Sherry 8 months ago

      Hi Bill Thanks for such a detailed information. It is very assuring.

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      Bill De Giulio 10 months ago from Massachusetts

      Please be more specific so I can fix, which link is not working?

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      The Soap Maker 10 months ago

      The link below doesn't work

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      That's great advice Alun. I am very surprised that an airport like Marco Polo that handles flights from all over the world and millions of visitors every year does not have a better way of dealing with very late arriving flights. You would think that the airport could arrange for a few buses to at least get people out to Venice when something like this happens.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 3 years ago from Essex, UK

      Bill, a cautionary note for tourists arriving at Marco Polo Airport, which follows on from my comment and your reply. On my recent visit to Venice, I was scheduled to arrive in the evening (about 8.00 pm). However severe thunderstorms led to a temporary detour to Bologna Airport, and a further very long delay in the luggage being unloaded when we eventually arrived at Marco Polo Airport, meant that it was after midnight before we cleared customs and security controls. By this time, there were literally no boats going to the city, or anywhere else in the Venice lagoon.

      Now I was to be based on the nearby island of Murano, and there was no way to get to that island at that time of night. Many fellow travellers who were to be based in Venice, just didn't fancy the prospect of trekking across an unknown city in the small hours of the morning with a suitcase. So a lot of us ended up spending an uncomfortable night at Marco Polo Airport. And I'm sure for some who were due to spend only half a day in Venice before joining a cruise, their time in the city was ruined by this experience.

      Therefore, as flight delays of one kind or another are quite common, I would not again book to arrive at Marco Polo late evening, (and certainly not if staying on another island) just in case delays led to a problem of this kind again. (I could add that an airport which caters for huge numbers of tourists offered no explanation for the luggage unloading delay, and few services were available for those who had to stay at the airport overnight). My recommendation - as you indicate in your reply to my previous comment - is not to book to arrive in Venice too late in the day. Best wishes, Alun

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Alun. On every trip we've made overseas a subject of debate amongst our travel group is once we get to the airport then what? We always wind up having a conversation about how best to get from the airport to where we need to go. It really does help to know the options and as you know Venice prevents some unique challenges. You bring up a good point and one that I did not consider. What happens when you arrive very late such as yourself. When we travel to Europe from the US we always fly overnight and arrive early, usually before noon. We are always tired but transportation is never a problem at this time.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 3 years ago from Essex, UK

      Bill, I hadn't seen this article before, but it is a very useful guide to 'how to get to Venice'. It may not be something that many people think about in advance, but of course in an island city without cars, getting to one's hotel in Venice can be a big problem. Researching exactly where the hotel is in the city, is an important factor, but knowing how to get to the island, and then to the hotel, can prevent a lot of time wasting, frustration or unnecessary expense. This hub will surely help many to find the best mode of transport to use. (I will add a link to this in my first hub about Venice.)

      A further comment follows, about a particular problem some may encounter depending on when they arrive at Marco Polo, and where they are going to.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kelly. Thank you for stopping by. Go, just go. Once you've been you'll become addicted. There is so much to see and do.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Italy is a dream for me. Oh, how wonderful! And thank you for offering the many alternatives.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Minneapolis airport. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great day.

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      Minneapolis airport 5 years ago

      I am very amazed by the information of this blog and i am glad i had a look over the blog. thank you so much for sharing such great information.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'll drink to that, cheers!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I think the word I'm looking for to describe how I felt about Venice is...'entranced'... let's drink to that experience shall we...cheers

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Carter. Any method of getting to and seeing Venice is a good thing. Hopefully you enjoyed Venice, it's another one of those amazing Italian gems. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, always appreciated. Have a great day.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi my friend, just want to say we went with a tour to Venice but...this info is so clear and well written and gets my votes for being awesome and so useful!!!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Sandra. Same here. We went a few years ago and could have used some of this info but alas we made it also. We are going again in Septemebr so I figured we'd try to be a little better prepared. Thaks for reading and commenting.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Good explanation. I wish I had known all this several years ago. But I made it, somehow.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Robie. Very much appreciate you reading and commenting. I think the ACTV bus with maybe the multiple day travel card for the Vaporetto will be the way we go. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      Robie Benve 5 years ago from Ohio

      Very detailed and accurate information, bdegiulio - the ACTV buses have been my second home throughout out high school and University. :) I love your beautiful pictures, great job!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Lenzy. Thank you for the nice comments and reading. This one was of particular interest to me seeing as we are flying into Venice in September. You are correct in that this is the kind of stuff that just wastes time and money. It's always good to be prepared especially when traveling overseas to a foreign country. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      Lenzy 5 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Very specific information, which will be great for the person wanting to get to Venice. Most people don't bother to get this type of very helpful information ahead of time and just have to Punt at the airport. This causes loss of time and money. I know if I ever go to Italy I will be looking up your Hubs. Lenzy

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