Venice Airport Boat
Continued from page 1
ABOVE: A couple enjoys a snuggle during the
Alilaguna boat ride to Marco Polo Airport.
Buying tickets and boarding boats
After you've claimed your baggage, leave the terminal building and go left
on the sidewalk outside the building. Near the end of the sidewalk, to the left of
the doors, you'll see a sign for Alilaguna boats and water taxis. For
pictures and details, see my
illustrated step-by-step directions to the Alilaguna water bus and water
taxi piers, which are 7 to 10 minutes from the terminal.
See the Alilaguna links on page 3 for
current timetables. (Most routes operate at one-hour intervals, but you
can kill time in the café by the pier if you've
got a long wait for the next boat.)
Normally, you buy your tickets at the Alilaguna booth by the pier. (The
public-transportation counter in the arrivals terminal also sells Alilaguna
tickets.) If the ticket booth is closed, not to worry: You can pay the
conductor on the boat for a smal surcharge.
A note about luggage
When you board the boat, the conductor will take suitcases and
stow them for you. At the end of the ride, get off the boat and wait for the
Alilaguna staff to unload suitcases onto the pier.
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