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By water: Airport boats and water taxis

Alilaguna airport boat

ABOVE: An Alilaguna boat collects passengers at Venice Marco Polo Airport.

Alilaguna airport boat

Alilaguna ticket booth photoAlilaguna runs public water buses year-round from Venice's Marco Polo Airport to several locations--including the main cruise basin at Marittima, which is served by the Blue Line. Boats stop at San Marco and nine other landings along the way.

If you're departing from the pier at San Basilio, which handles small- to medium-size ships, you can take Alilaguna's Blue Line to Zattere, which is a short, level walk (with two one small bridges) from the San Basilio cruise terminal.

For more information, see our Venice Airport Boats article. Because Alilaguna's schedules change from time to time, we suggest double-checking the Alilaguna timetable at www.alilaguna.it immediately before your trip.

Water taxis

Water taxi interior photoIt's possible to hire a water taxi at the airport, but the fare can easily reach 100 euros or more, depending on your ship's location and how many people are traveling with you.

For more information, read our Venice Water Taxis article and heed the Warning About Water Taxis in our Venice Travel Blog if you're elderly, infirm, or unable to lift your luggage into a boat from the pier.

Finding the boat piers at the airport

airport sign photoAlilaguna water buses and water taxis leave from piers that are located within walking distance of Venice Marco Polo Airport's arrivals terminal.

It's easy to miss the covered walkway if you're unfamiliar with the airport, so see our illustrated step-by-step directions to avoid confusion.

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