Guide to choose your transfer from Marco Polo airport to Venice.

Update March 2022

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You are going to visit Venice, and like many, you have probably booked a direct flight to the city of the Doges. Your plane will land at the Venice-Marco-Polo airport (VCE) which is 13km from Venice, or at the Treviso Canova airport (TSF) which is 30km from Venice. Now you have to choose your transfer from the airport to the center of Venice to reach your hotel. On this page we have prepared a guide to help you understand the different options and make an informed choice, with all the practical information you need to book your transfer online.

If you want the cheapest price

If you don't want public transport (Covid19) and you want to get to your accommodation without carrying your bags for miles

Private shuttle from the airport to your accommodation (up to 4 people)

If your accommodation is in Murano, Lido, Giudecca

If your accommodation is in Mestre

If you land at Treviso airport

ATVO fast bus from Treviso to Venice (or Mestre) + vaporetto pass

Private cab from Treviso + vaporetto pass

You want the lowest price: The ATVO bus

How do I get from the airport to Venice?

The ATV0 35 Venice Airport Bus Express is faster than the ACTV 5 and is much more comfortable (luggage storage, air-conditioning, WiFi on board, clean seats) but at the same price: 8€ one way and 15€ return without time limit.

These shuttle buses, managed by a private company, leave every day from 6am to 12:20am every 30 minutes (current schedule) from Marco Polo airport (VCE) to Venice and from 4:20am to 10:50pm from Venice to Marco Polo (current schedule).

It’s easy to get there: you leave the terminal and they are right in front of you, no need for a map.

You will arrive in Venice North: Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma, you will have to take a vaporetto to get to your accommodation.

To buy your tickets online is simple:

1) Click on the button and choose the number of passengers and the date of the Outward journey, then choose the option Round trip transfer between VCE airport and Venice by bus to have the 1€ discount and the Round trip, pay and get your ticket in Pdf on your email. Free cancellation.

2) For the vaporetto pass, click on the following button and choose the duration of your unlimited pass from 1 day to 7 days.

You want the lowest price and you're not in a hurry: The ACTV 5 "omnibus" bus

How to get to Venice from the airport?
The ACTV bus solution is ideal for reducing the transportation budget in Venice and for arriving near the train station in Piazzale Roma, the bus terminal in Venice, in 35 minutes.
This popular ACTV bus line, with many stops, is special to the Venice airport and is orange or white and green in color. The buses are parked in front of the main exit on the left.
It is possible to buy a ticket, which you will have to stamp, at the Tabacci tobacco shop in the arrivals hall.
If your hotel is very close to the station, you can walk to the station with your luggage, otherwise you will have to take a vaporetto.
If you need to get to Mestre from the Venice airport, ACTV bus lines 4, 15 and 45 take you to the city center and the train station.

It’s easy to get there: you leave the airport and they are not far on the left.

You will arrive in Venice North: Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma, you will have to take a vaporetto to get to your accommodation.

Buying your tickets online is easy:

1) Buy your ticket in the arrival hall at the tobacco shop.

2) For the vaporetto pass, click on the following button and choose the duration of your unlimited pass from 1 day to 7 days.

You prefer not to take public transport (Covid19) and you prefer not to carry your luggage for kilometers in Venice: The private boat (water-taxi or motoscafo)

The private boat transfer solution is the safest and most practical.

In fact, you book your private boat (water-taxi or motoscafo) for up to 4 people with your luggage, and you will arrive by lagoon in a romantic and beautiful way directly to your accommodation, all from the airport.

Picking up your private boat from the airport is easy: at the airport: follow the sign “Trasporti via d’acqua/Waterway Transport” (blue signs) which will take you to the second floor of the terminal: there you will find the Moving Walkway, an elevated pedestrian walkway with treadmills, which will lead you effortlessly to the Dock, where your private pilot will be waiting for you (Dock 1 or 2), with a sign bearing your name.

Your private, comfortable and safe boat will take you directly to your hotel or apartment (Cannaregio, Rialto, San Marco, Castello, Dorsoduro).

The price is 200€ (up to 4 people).

To buy your private boat transfer (motoscafo, watertaxi ) it’s easy:

1) Click on the button that will take you to our reservation form (you will pay upon arrival in Venice directly to the pilot of your private boat), specify your hotel or apartment name and address, and your arrival day, flight number, and number of people.
2) If you want to choose the duration of your unlimited vaporetto pass click on the button Pass vaporetto

You prefer not to take public transport (Covid19) and you prefer to take a cab by road and then a vaporetto

The private cab transfer solution has the advantage of being safe and practical.

Indeed, you book your private cab for up to 4 people with your luggage, and you will arrive at Piazzale Roma, from where you can take your vaporetto to your accommodation with the precious advice of your private driver.

To take your private cab from the airport, it’s easy: at the airport the driver will be in the arrivals hall with your name on the sign.

The price is 85€ (up to 4 people).

Buying your private cab is easy:

1) Click on the button that will take you to our booking form (you will pay upon arrival in Venice directly to your private driver).
2) If you want to choose the duration of your unlimited vaporetto pass click on the button Pass vaporetto and buy the duration that suits you best.

You want the lowest price to go from Treviso to Venice (or from Treviso to Mestre): The ATVO bus

The ATV0 bus line from Treviso airport to Mestre railway station to Venice Piazzale Roma is fast (1 hour) and comfortable (luggage storage, air conditioning, WiFi on board, clean seats): €12 one way and €22 return without time limit.

These buses, managed by a private company, leave every day from 7:40 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. every 30 minutes from Treviso airport in the direction of Venice and from 4:20 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Venice in the direction of Treviso Canova airport, stopping at Mestre train station and Corso del popolo in Mestre.

To take it, it’s easy: you come out of the terminal and they are right in front.

You will arrive in Venice North: Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma you will have to take a vaporetto to get to your accommodation.

To buy your tickets online is simple:

1) Click on the button and choose the number of passengers and the date then pay and get your ticket. Free cancellation.

2) For the vaporetto pass, click on the following button and choose the duration of your unlimited pass from 1 day to 7 days.

If your accommodation is in Murano, Lido, Giudecca: the public boat of the company Alilaguna

The ALILAGUNA public boats are interesting because they allow you to arrive by sea in romantic Venice, and this as soon as you leave the plane.

You will go from the air with your plane, to the sea with its smells and the horizon of the lagoon and its famous islands. It is much more romantic than a bus.

However, don’t be mistaken, there are different ALILAGUNA lines that serve different destinations, including probably yours.

Because of the stops along the way in the Venetian lagoon, the trip can take up to 1 hour and 50 minutes, and the walking time to the ALILAGUNA pier is about 10 minutes with treadmills and protection from the sun or rain.

  • The Blue Line (blu) allows you to reach from the airport of Venice, the maritime station (allow 1 hour and 50 minutes), with stops at the landing stages on the island of Murano (in 30 minutes), in the north of Venice (Bacini – Ospedale – Fondamente Nove), on the Lido (in 1 hour) and at Saint Mark’s Square (in 1 hour and 30 minutes). Departure every 30 minutes from 6:15 am to 12:40 am.
  • The Orange line (Arancio) will take you from Venice airport to St. Mark’s Square in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, passing through the famous Grand Canal and making several stops, which is very convenient if your hotel is located in the heart of Venice. Departure every 30 minutes from 07:45 to 00:20.
  • The Red Line (rossa) : from Venice airport to the island of Giudecca, stop Zitelle (in 1h20) passing by the island of Murano (in 30 mn), the Certosa (in 45mn), the Lido (in 1h) and St. Mark’s Square (in 1h15). Departure every hour from 9:40 am to 6:40 pm.
  • The Green Line (verde) allows you to make a 4h30 excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, for 20€ with a tourist guide on board, and a 40 minutes stop on each island. Boardings: Ferrovia S.Lucia, Alilaguna Zattere, Alilaguna San Marco Giardinetti Reali

To take the Alilaguna from the airport, it’s easy: at the airport: follow the sign “Trasporti via d’acqua/Waterway Transport” (blue signs) which will take you to the second floor of the terminal: there you’ll find the Moving Walkway, an elevated pedestrian walkway with conveyor belts, which will take you effortlessly to the Alilaguna’s Dock.

To buy your round trip ticket via Alilaguna it’s easy:

1) Click on the button, select the number of passengers, the date and get your tickets.
2) If you want to plan your travels in Venice during your stay, choose the duration of your unlimited vaporetto pass by clicking on the button Pass vaporetto and buy the duration that suits you best.

Map of ALILAGUNA lines
Alilaguna airport of Venice
Alilaguna airport of Venice

We hope you have found the answers to your questions:

  • How to get from Venice airport to the city center?
  • How to reach Venice from the airport?
  • Venice how to get from the airport to the city center?
  • How to get from Venice to Marco Polo airport?
  • How to get from Venice airport to Venice?
  • How to get to Venice from the airport?
  • You will find more information on the websites ofVenice airport Marco Polo, of the private bus company ATV0, of ACTV public transport of Venice.
Doge's Palace Venice San Marco
Saint Mark's Basilica

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