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The official international airport in Venice is called the Venice Marco Polo Airport.  It is an extremely busy airport and is very easy to reach by plane from all over the word. From Venice airport, it is convenient to get Venice City Centre and the surrounding islands.  Many questions surround the topic Venice Airport to Venice city hotels.  Read this page for transportation information on Private Transfers and Vaporetto tickets and prices.

AIRPORT NAME:  Marco Polo International Airport

AIRPORT CODE: VCEVenice Transfers

Marco Polo Airport Transfers

Depending on your wallet, the best and most convenient way to to get from the Venice airport to your hotel is a private water taxi.  Book in advance especially during busy season between May and October. When you come out of the arrivals gate, you will be met by someone holding a sign with your name on it.  You will be walked to the dock, your luggage will be put on board and you’re off to your hotel. The usual cost is about a 110 euros if your hotel is in the city and about 125 euros if on Lido Island. The ride takes approximately 25-30 minutes. Here are some recommendations:  Venice Quality Transfers, Consorzio Motoscafi,

Semi-Private Boat Transfer
Venice Boat Shuttle

Shared transportation is a pre-paid, cost effective way to reach the closest boat stop near your hotel. Once you’ve cleared customs, you’ll be greeted by your driver in the arrivals hall and climb aboard your boat. It is a great alternative to the high cost of a private transfer, waiting in long lines for taxi boats or squeezing on the Vaporetto.  Book early especially during high season. For more information, go to

Marco Polo Airport Vaporetto
Venice Vaporetto

You can also take the Vaporetto  (Water Bus) to your hotel.  This option is probably less money depending on how many people you are paying for.  You should keep in mind that the Vaporetto is very crowded, you will have to haul your luggage on and off the bus and then to your hotel. In addition you will have to walk from the bus stop to your hotel. Packing light would be a wise thing, since you will probably have to walk a few blocks and navigate a few bridges.

Vaporetto Tickets:  REMINDER! Validate your tickets in the ticket machines by boat embarkation before you board! If not, you will get fined.
Ticket Prices:  From airport to the city of Venice –  $14 one-way  or $25 Round-trip per person.  Return ticket is good for 30 days.
Buying Tickets: You can purchase your tickets at the ticket office in the Arrivals Hall or the ticket office on the boat dock.  There are also ticket machines in Arrivals by Carousels 3 and 5.  In addition, you can also buy tickets on board.  If you want to save time, you can also purchase tickets online at
Getting to the Vaporetto: From the Arrivals Hall exit, go left and walk seven minutes until you reach the boat dock.  There you will find the Vaporettos.  Make sure you get on the one that goes to your destination and don’t forget to validate your ticket.

Once you arrive, enjoy the magic!

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