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Venice Cruise Port Transportation

Getting to your ship


Cruise Transfers by private water taxi


If you're boarding a cruise ship in Venice, the simplest way to get between the airport and the ship is to buy a transfer from your cruise line. This can be expensive, however, and many passengers resent having to pay hefty prices for a 20-minute ride by chartered coach. In this article, we'll tell you how to reach the cruise terminals on your own by bus or land taxi and by boat or water taxi.

San Basilio photo

ABOVE: San Basilio (the smaller of Venice's two main cruise  terminals) is next to a vaporetto stop. INSET BELOW: The quays at Marittima.

Stazione Marittima photoBefore deciding how to reach the cruise terminal, you'll need to know where your ship will be moored. Megaships and other large vessels of cruise lines such as Costa, MSC, Princess, and Holland America normally use the main Marittima terminal. Smaller ships often use San Basilio, especially on Saturdays at busy times of the year when Marittima may not have any vacant berths.

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Next page: By land: Airport buses and taxis


In this article:
Getting to the port - Introduction
By land - Airport buses, taxis
By water - Airport boats, water taxis

Also see:
Transportation from the Venice Cruise Port (arriving passengers)
Venice for Cruisers - Index of cruising articles

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