How to Get From Marco Polo Airport to Venice

Updated on July 27, 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.

ATVO Bus
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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.

ACTV Bus
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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
Alilaguna Water Bus | Source

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
Water Taxi | Source
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 50 euro including 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.

Marco Polo Airport Map

Marco Polo Airport map
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Questions & Answers

  • My sister and I arrive in Marco Polo on Wednesday the 2nd at 18:10, and will be staying at Le Isole hotel. You have such a helpful website which I've just found by accident, but the reviews for Venicelink shared shuttle aren't good. Can you advise the best shared-water taxi service?

    I went to TripAdvisor to see who the top-rated water taxi companies are in Venice. The top-rated outfit is Venice Quality Transfers. I read some of their reviews, and they seem to be consistently rated excellent. Also, try Consorzio Motoscafi or Venice Water Taxi. Both are rated highly, but reviews are not as consistently good as VQT. The other option, which would save you some money would be to take the Alilaguna Water Bus. I say this because it stops at Piazza San Marco and you are just a few minutes walk from the stop. The downside would be that it is not private and they can get crowded. If you definitely want a private water taxi, I would contact Venice Quality Transfers.

  • We arrive in Venice at 10:40 p.m. on December 12th, 2018, and need to get to the Hotel Principe. What are our options for travel, and is the hotel open 24-hours?

    I would imagine that most hotels in Venice are open 24-hours. I would contact your hotel and let them know that you will be arriving very late, and I’m sure that they will be okay with that. The Hotel Principe is located very close to Piazzale Roma and the train station. At your hour of arrival, I would take a taxi to Piazzale Roma and walk from there; it’s just a few minutes. Waiting for a bus will only delay you further, and the taxi fare from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma is reasonable. From Piazzale Roma, take the bridge over the Grand Canal, walk past the train station and Hotel Principe is right there on the canal.

  • Whats the best-shared water taxi to take if we are going to Calle del Traghetto? What are our options?

    You can take the Alilaguna Water Bus, Orange Line, directly from the airport to the Ca’ Rezzonico Ferry Terminal. Calle del Traghetto is just a minute or two from the terminal. I don’t use the water taxi’s because they are expensive but a shared water taxi can help to cut the cost. I have included a few links to water taxi’s found using Google.

    https://www.venetoinside.com/transport-in-venice-a...

    https://www.motoscafivenezia.it/en/?gclid=CjwKCAjw...

    https://www.venicelink.com/en/products/shuttle.

    You can also take a bus or land taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma and then hop on the Vaporetto, Line 1, which will take you to the Ca’ Rezzonico Terminal.

  • 20 Euro for a taxi from Marco Polo Airport to Venice seems cheap for a family of 4, but you don't sound like you recommend it. Do you have any negative experience with them? Do they charge you randomly?

    That number is old and might be a typo, but definitely needs to be updated. My apologies. The current fare with luggage will run closer to 50 euro. We did have a bad experience once with a taxi on this route where he got pulled over for speeding. The 15 to 20 minute ride wound up taking close to an hour.

  • We arrive at Marco Polo airport at 1:45 pm on Thursday, Aug 23rd, and would like to take water transport to Hotel Principe. We are older and will have luggage. What is our best option?

    The Hotel Principe is located right on the Grand Canal not far from Piazzale Roma and the train station. The only way to get direct water transfer is to take a private water taxi from the airport to the hotel. All other options involve some degree of walking/bus/taxi etc. Even from the airport, it will be a short walk to the dock, but this should be manageable.

    I have included a few links to private water taxi services. We have never used this type of service so I can’t recommend a specific company. A Google search should also provide a list of companies that provide this service.

    www.motoscafivenezia.it/en/ticket/

    www.venicewatertaxi.it/en/index.html

    www.venicelimousineservice.it/en/services/

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    • bdegiulio profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill De Giulio 

      11 days ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Daniel. Your hotel is located very close to Piazza San Marco so you have a couple of options. You can take the Alilaguna Water Bus, Orange Line, and get off at the San Marco terminal. Your hotel is maybe a 5 to 10 minute walk from there. Or, you can take a bus or taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma and from there hop on the Vaporetto. Line 1 and 2 both stop at the San Marco terminal. I would let the weather dictate which option to use. If you happen to get a nice day the ride across the lagoon gives nice views as you approach Venice.

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      Daniel Moloney 

      11 days ago

      Hi I am travelling to Venice for the first time in February- what is the best option from the main airport going to our hotel which is the Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo in Piazza SAN Marco

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      You’re welcome Jane. Walking to the main sites is the perfect way to see the other side of Venice, the quiet neighborhoods that most visitors never get to. Best of luck.

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      Jane savidge 

      3 weeks ago

      Thanks for coming back so quickly Bill. We don't mind walking into the main sites. I had read that getting into San Marco can take while and can be confusing to find your hotel. We are planning to take trips out to Verona, Treviso and possibly Bologna which is reason for thinking staying near the station is advantageous. Your site/comments are really informative!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Jane. We like staying at a B&B called B&BYouandMe. It’s located in the San Polo area not too far from the Rialto bridge but in a quiet area. Very clean, wonderful host, and very reasonable. We have also stayed in the Santa Croce area before and it is a nice quiet area. Cannaregio is also a very quiet area. Any of them will do, just depends on how far you want to be from the main sites.

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      Jane Savidge 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi Bill, thanks for your helpful tips on transport from Venice airport into the centre. Do you have any tips on where to stay while in Venice? I've read that it's better to be located near the Station, santa Croze area or cannaregio and then travel into area such as San Marco? Any advice would be greatly received. Thanks in advance.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      5 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Michael. Ca San Rocco is located fairly close to Piazzale Roma and not very close to any of the Vaporetto stops. I would take a taxi or the bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma and then walk. If you try to take the Vaporetto you are going to have just as long a walk. The only other option to get close to your hotel would be a private water taxi. Because the water taxi’s are small boats they can navigate the narrow canals that the Vaporetto cannot. But, this is also the most expensive option.

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      michael wardlow 

      5 weeks ago

      flying into venice on 17 Sept and arriving mid morning. We are staying at Ca San Rocco. What is the best way to get there? Thanks Michael

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi SMiran. The land bus will take you only as far as Piazzale Roma. Beyond that point the only means of transportation are walking and on the water. If your hotel is located right near a Vaporetto stop then definitely take it. It’s a two phase trip. You take a bus or taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma then hop on the Vaporetto and get off at the stop near your hotel.

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      SMiran 

      6 weeks ago

      The hotel has a Vaporetto stop right outside the hotel. Would it be a better option then the bus to get a Vaporetto to our hotel for 15 E since it has a stop in front of our hotel?

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Alex. Sure I can help. ACTV is the public transportation system that utilizes both land buses and the Vaporetto. Their website is not the most user friendly. The bus will definitely get you from the airport to Piazzale Roma. From there you hop on the Vaporetto, which makes numerous stops that will get most visitors fairly close to their accommodations. Let me know what I can help with.

      Regards,

      Bill

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Alyson. Yes, either option will work for you. Your hotel is not far from the Rialto stop. The Alilaguna Orange Line or the bus plus Vaporetto both stop at the Rialto Terminal. If the weather is nice the ride across the lagoon and up the Grand Canal will be nice. Good luck, enjoy Venice.

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      Alex 

      6 weeks ago

      My family and I (2 adults and 3 teenagers) are flying into Venice for the first time on June 11th and leaving for Rome on the 14th. We are planning on staying in the Cannaregio area with AirBnB, I have read your advice and wanted to get more info on the ACTV service that provides both the bus and boat transportation. I went to the web site but Im still having difficulty. Can you help?

      thanks,

      Alex

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      Alyson Mead 

      6 weeks ago

      Really useful article. We are going to Venice in late October for 3 days; seems to me that the cheapest option from airport is Alilaguna or bus + vaporetto. We are staying in Campo Santa Marina (Castillo) - do you know if there is a stop near there? Thanks.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      7 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Your hotel is located up the coast a ways and is not on the island of Venice. I am not familiar with that area but I would imagine the best option would be to grab a taxi.

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      STUARTLINDA 

      7 weeks ago

      We arrive at Marco Polo Airport Sept 5 going to Beach Boutique hotel Baia Del Mar let me know best travel options Regards Stuart

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      Bill De Giulio 

      8 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi SMiran. The Tre Archi Hotel is located very close to the train station. You could probably walk there from Piazzale Roma so the bus would be a good option. If you happen to be a group splitting expenses then perhaps a taxi, but for just 8 euro the bus gets to you to Piazzale Roma and walking distance to your hotel. Enjoy Venice.

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      SMiran 

      8 weeks ago

      We will be seeing in Venice at 5:00pm Nov 21. We will be staying at hotel

      Tre Archi Hotel for two nights. What do you recommend is the best form of transportation? From reading your info it sounds like one of the buses for 8 Euros!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Tami. Congratulations on returning to Venice. 3 nights would give you at least 2 days, which should be okay, better if it's say 2.5 days but of course this will depend on your arrival time. We really enjoyed the trip out to Murano and especially Burano. Murano is known for their glass making while Burano is known for their lace and brightly colored homes. Murano is a short ride but Burano is a little further out in the lagoon so it's maybe 30 minutes. Burano was really worth the trip, it's on the quieter side but just a great place to walk around and get lost for a few hours. Lido is the beach island so if you have an interest in beaching then certainly head there.

      Another interesting thing we stumbled upon is what is called a cicchetti tour. It's basically a walking tour through some of the quieter areas of Venice with stops in local cafes and bars for a sample of the snacks and wine that are native to Venice. The guides are locals and you get a lot of interesting information while on the tour.

      Of course there are the main sites also, San Marco Square, the cathedral, the bell tower, and Doge's Palace, which was very interesting. We really enjoyed just roaming around, getting lost and seeing the other side of Venice.

      Concerning CT, yes we have been there a few times. Absolutely beautiful place. We have stayed in Vernazza and Corniglia. Lots of great hiking, seafood, and just beautiful scenery. I have a few articles on CT, which might help you.

      https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/Explo...

      https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/The-B...

      https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/Visit...

      Feel free to followup with any questions.

      Regards,

      Bill

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Camillus. The Vaporetto, which is the public water transportation system will cost 7.50 euro for a 75 minute ticket. If you think you will be using the Vaporetto often during your stay you can buy what they call Time Tickets, which are good for a period of time from 1 day up to 7 days. A 1 day ticket costs 20 euro, 2 day costs 30 euro, 3 day costs 40 euro, and a 7 days will cost 60 euro. For the 5 of you it will cost a total 37.50 to take the Vaporetto from Piazzale Rome to the Rialto stop. But, you get to cruise down the Grand Canal, which is a nice and scenic ride.

      A private water taxi is a different type of service. It's just like a car taxi where they will pick you up and take you to where you want to go without making other stops. Because their boats are smaller they can navigate the narrow canals and get you as close as possible to you hotel. Even though the trip to your apartment is shorter from Piazzale Roma (than say the airport) it will still cost over 100 euro. Sometimes you can share a water taxi but with 5 of you I'm not sure that would work. I would stick with the Vaporetto.

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      Tami 

      2 months ago

      Hi Bill, just read through the info you presented, and was sooo impressed with the details and how clear they were presented. Therefore, the need to share my 2 cents opinion, that is all.

      We spend 2 nights in Venice last year. Just a lot of stumbling around. Didn't see much at all. We are going back there again for another 3 nights. Wonder if 3 nights are enough, and if you have any suggestions as to places/other island/eateries.....to check out. Much appreciated. (we are looking at airbnb right now).

      Also, Cinque Terre will be the destination right after Venice. Sorry for off the topic here, but hopefully you had already been there and would have some pointers for us. We google for info already, but would highly value your suggestions. Thanks Bill.

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      Camilluso 

      2 months ago

      Hi Bill,

      Very helpful. The apartment reception told me that but looking at the map, I think Rialto stop might be better.

      Do you know much water taxi will cost from Piazzale Roma to Rialto?

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Camillus Not sure why you would want to get to Arsenale. This seems to be quite a ways from the apartments you are staying at?

      I would take either the ATVO Bus or a taxi to Piazzale Rome and then take the Vaporetto (line 1 or 2) to the Rialto Stop. Or you can take the Alilaguna Water Bus directly from the airport to the Rialto Stop. You would want the Orange Line. Both methods will take at least an hour and the cost is approximately the same.

      From the Rialto Bridge it looks to be about a 10 minute walk. This is where everyone gets lost in Venice because there are many twists and turns.

      One other option would be to take a private water taxi. they would be able to get to very close to where you are staying because the boats are smaller and can navigate the smaller canals. The big BUT with this is that they are expensive, easily over 100 euro for a group of 5.

      Here are the walking directions from Google Maps.

      Start at the Rialto Bridge

      Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

      Head southeast on Ponte di Rialto toward Calle del Fontego

      Take the stairs

      96 m

      Turn right onto Campo S. Bortolomio

      15 m

      Turn left onto Sotoportego de la Bissa

      70 m

      Continue onto Calle Sant'Antonio

      40 m

      Continue onto Salizada San Lio

      100 m

      Turn left toward Fondamenta Preti Castello

      Take the stairs

      68 m

      Turn right onto Fondamenta Preti Castello

      Take the stairs

      33 m

      Turn left toward Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa

      58 m

      Turn right at Calle de Borgoloco

      38 m

      Turn left onto Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa

      55 m

      Turn left onto Calle Trevisana o Cicogna

      15 m

      Continue onto Calle Cicogna

      51 m

      Venezianamente Apartments - Residenza Formosa

      Calle Cicogna Castello, 6219, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

      Hope this helps, Walking at night will not be a problem, parts of Venice never sleep.

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      Camilluso 

      2 months ago

      Hi Bill,

      I am travelling to Venice in 3 days time with a family of 5. Arriving at Marco Polo airport at about 9.45pm. Its our 1st visit to the city.

      We are staying in Venezianamente Apartments - Venice City Centre, Castello, Venice, 30122.

      What is the best way to get there given our late arrival? I was told to get the water bus to Arsenale. But how can we walk from there to the apartment? Can you help with this? Also, do you think its straightforward and safe?

      Also, what is the average cost of water taxi from Piazalle Roma to Arsenale?

      Very impressed with what you are doing helping visitors to Venice. Thanks.

      Camillus.

      London

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      Bill De Giulio 

      2 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Pavinder, You have a few options. You can take the Alilaguna Water Bus directly from the airport to the San Marco stop. Both the Orange Line and the Blue Line stop at San Marco. Tickets can be purchased at the airport. The other option is to take a land bus or a taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma. From here you can take the Vaporetto (Public Transportation system in Venice) to the San Marco stop. Line 1 and 2 go up the Grand Canal and both stop at San Marco.

      The cost for the Alilaguna ticket is 15 euro for a one-way trip and 27 round-trip. The bus is 8 euro and a ticket on the Vaporetto is 7.5 euro although you can buy multi-day passes for the Vaporetto.

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      parvinder singh 

      2 months ago

      We are 5 members. What is the best way to reach San Marco from airport?

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      purn-sh 

      3 months ago

      Hello Bill,

      My husband and I will be going to Venice at the end of this month and staying for 2 nights. Now as I look for a good hotel/airbnb apartment for this stay, I'm very overwhelmed by the options available. We want to stay close to Venice and discover the city in the short period of our stay. I was also wondering which location is better for stay - Castello, Cannaregio, Murano, San Marco or San Polo? Could you please suggest some good places for stay? We are looking to have some time to relax and party, instead of visiting several historical monuments. Thanks.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi aq32. For a 2 day visit I would definitely stay in Venice unless you have a very early flight, which would require you to stay near the airport in order to make your flight. There is nothing like experiencing Venice at night and early in the morning before all the tourists come out. As far as two day passes it really depends on what you want to see and how often you think you will be using the Vaporetto. The 2 day Vaporetto pass cost 30 euro, 36 with a one way trip to the airport. A single use ticket costs 7.50 euro so you would have to use the Vaporetto 4 or 5 times to make it worthwhile. To be honest in just 2 days you may not use it that often. Really the best way to get around in Venice is by walking. You would most likely use the Vaporetto upon arrival and when leaving. Otherwise it depends on you.

      Regarding the museum pass it will depend on how much time you want to spend in museums. Given that you are only there for 2 days I would make Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Cathedral my priorities and spend the rest of the time enjoying and getting lost in Venice. You can buy advance tickets for both to avoid the lines and I would certainly do this. The advance skip the line ticket to St. Mark’s is just 3 euro and Doge’s Palace is 20 euro. You could certainly buy a pass if you think you will visit other museums, and the skip the line feature does save time, especially during peak season, which in Venice is most of the time. With 2 days don’t get hung up on visiting every museum and site, instead visit your highlights and enjoy the Venice experience.

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      aq32 

      3 months ago

      Hi Bill, Was wondering if you could advise if any of the pass(museum pass/st Marks pass/public transportation ass) is worth purchasing for a 2 day trip to Venice. Is there a lot of time savings to purchase the museum tickets beforehand/online? Also, with your article, would you recommend a hotel in Venice or an airport hotel in VCE for a 2 day visit? Thanks for sharing your insights :)

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 months ago from Massachusetts

      Your hotel is located very close to the Rialto bridge so you have a few options. You can take the Alilaguna water bus directly from the airport, Orange Line, and get off at the Rialto terminal. Or you can take a land bus/taxi to Piazzale Roma and then take the Vaporetto, Line 1 or 2, and get off at the Rialto stop. One last option would be to take a private water taxi, which would be the most expensive option, but they would drop you off right at your hotel on the Grand Canal.

      Good luck and enjoy Venice.

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      Dave.S 

      3 months ago

      Hi, we arrive at Marco Polo Airport tomorrow 30th June, 11.25 what’s the best option for us to get to our hotel,it’s called the Hotel Marconi, Riva del Vin, San Polo and is it far from the Piazzale Roma.

      Many thanks

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      PKelso 

      3 months ago

      Bill, thank you so much!!! Really cleared things up for me. Alos, I hadn't thought about the Valporetto for the cruise ship tranfer -- great suggestion! Thanks again!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi PKelso. I checked to see where Hotel Vivaldi is located and it looks like it’s actually closer to the San Zaccaria stop than San Marco. The Alilaguna Blue Line stops at San Marco and Zaccaria and the Red Line stops at San Marco so either will work. You can actually take the Blue and Red Line to the Cruise Port so that’s an option. You can also take the Vaporetto from Zaccaria or San Marco to Piazzale Roma and then take the People Mover to the cruise terminal.

      As you mentioned a group water taxi or a private water taxi is also an option but expect to pay a premium for this service.

      When you get back from your cruise simply take the People Mover from the Cruise Port back to Piazzale Roma. From there you just cross the bridge over the canal and the train station is right there.

      Here is the Alilaguna Line Map. If you enlarge it you can see that the Blue and Red Line go all the way to the Cruise Port. You can also see the people Mover and how it goes from the port to Piazzale Roma. Just over the canal is the train station.

      https://www.alilaguna.it/en/lines/lines-map

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      PKelso 

      3 months ago

      Bill: We are traveling to Venice in September 2018, taking a cruise and then going on to Verona. I read all the info about getting to our hotel from VCE and found it to be very helpful. Looks like the Alilaguna (blue or red line) will be our best bet as there is a stop at San Marco - very near our hotel. But I have two more challenges that I'm confused about. The first is how to get from the hotel (Vivaldi) to the cruise port. I have seen several group transfer water taxi options and also a private transfer water taxi option via a website called venicelink.com. Any insight you can offer woudl be appreciated. The second issue is that once teh crusie returns to Venice we need to catch a train at the San Lucia station. It looks like we can walk but I wan't sure. Can you confirm? Thanks!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      4 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Elio. Looks like you have a few options available. You can take the ATVO bus all the way to Piazzale Roma in Venice. You can also take a boat service, Moby Dick II, which goes from Jesolo Beach to Venice. You can also take a combination of bus and boat. The ATVO #5 bus goes to Punta Sabbioni and from there you can take the ACTV ferry that goes to Venice. The bus is timed to coincide with the ferry and they leave every 30 minutes. Count on all three ways to take at least an hour. If it’s a nice day one of the boat options would be nice as it crosses the lagoon going out to Venice. Good luck and enjoy Venice.

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      Elio 

      4 months ago

      Hi ,

      Great information thanks. I am staying in Lido de Jesolo with my family and at the end of our trip we are planning a 3 night stay in venice. What is the best way to get from Jesolo to Venice with a 7 month old baby and a couple of suitcases?

      Thanks

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      Bill De Giulio 

      4 months ago from Massachusetts

      You have a few options. You can take the Alilaguna water bus directly from the airport to Lido. Both the Blue and Red Lines stop in Lido. Another option is to take the bus or taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma and then take the vaporetto to Lido. Lines 1, 5.1 and 5.2 go to Lido. If you want to avoid making the transfer at Piazzale Roma then Alilaguna would be the best option. Cost wise they are close. The quickest way to get from the airport to Lido would be a private water taxi, but this will be the most expensive method. Arriving at 9 am you should have no trouble with either the bus/taxi/vaporetto or the Alilaguna option. Best of luck and enjoy Venice.

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      srikanth hosur 

      4 months ago

      We are arriving on May 23,2018 at 9 am and staying in lido

      What is the best way from the airport to the hotel for 2 people

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      6 months 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 

      7 months ago

      Thank you so much Bill!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      7 months 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 

      7 months 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 

      7 months ago

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

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      Nimit Patel 

      7 months ago

      Super helpful article!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      7 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      11 months ago from Massachusetts

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

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      Dianna 

      11 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 

      11 months ago from Massachusetts

      No problem. Glad I could help.

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      rose boakes 

      11 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      14 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 

      14 months ago

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

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      Bill De Giulio 

      15 months ago from Massachusetts

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

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      The Soap Maker 

      15 months ago

      The link below doesn't work

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      Mine Ciftci 

      16 months ago

      Book your reliable airport transfer in Venice with www.veniceairporttransfer.com ✓ Online payment ✓ Fixed rates ✓ 24-hour service.

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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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

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

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      Minneapolis airport 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'll drink to that, cheers!

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      Mary 

      6 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

    • bdegiulio profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill De Giulio 

      6 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 

      6 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!!!

    • bdegiulio profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill De Giulio 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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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