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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 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.

Finding the boat piers at the airport

Alilaguna water buses and water taxis leave from piers on the Venetian Lagoon. To reach the piers, follow the signs to the moving sidewalk as you leave the terminal. (Trip time is about 10 minutes.)

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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)

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Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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