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 our
illustrated step-by-step directions to the Alilaguna water bus and water
taxi piers, which are a 7- to 10-minute walk from the terminal.
Click the Alilaguna link below 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 small 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.
Alilaguna and ACTV boat schedules
Check the airport boat's site for current timetables, fares, a route
map, and other
Venice's public transportation system offers route maps, timetables, and
other water and land bus information online. (Please note that ACTV is a
separate operation from Alilaguna, with its own tickets and fares.)
ABOVE: An Alilaguna airport boat leaves the
Murano Museo stop.
Alilaguna and Water Taxis: Directions to the
Our illustrated step-by-step instructions show exactly how
to reach the airport boats from the arrivals terminal. (The walk takes about
seven minutes. If you're lucky, you'll find free luggage carts near the
Alilagunat ticket booth. Porters are usually available for a fee.)
Directory of ACTV and
Our guide has dedicated pages with maps, photos, and
other information for 76 waterbus stations in Venice and the Venetian
Lagoon--including the Alilaguna
and water-taxi piers at Marco Polo Airport.
Venice Marco Polo
VCE has a large, modern terminal building and flights to cities on four continents. Best of all,
it's just 6 km (4 km) from Venice's historic center by boat, taxi, or bus.
Venice Airport Buses
If you decide against the boat, here's how to take the ACTV city bus or ATVO
airport bus to the Piazzale Roma.
Arriving in Venice
Tips on reaching the city center from the railroad station and mainland highways,
together with abridged information on the airport boat.
Venice Hotel Maps: Hotels near Alilaguna
Most of our featured hotels are no more than one
small bridge from the boat stop, and some are right next to the pier.