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Venice Cruise Port Transportation (2020)

Getting to your ship

By Durant Imboden

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.

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.

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.


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
Venice for Cruisers

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