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. Follow the sign and take the moving sidewalk to the piers.
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.
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.