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Start your stay in Venice the easy and stylish way with a private water taxi transfer from Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel. A representative will greet you at the airport arrival terminal and escort you to a waiting private motorboat. Then, sit back and relax as you speed past the spectacular scenery of the Venetian Lagoon and canals in your comfortable, private ride.


  • The only way to arrive in Venice
  • Private motorboat transfer from Venice International Airport to your Venice city hotel
  • 24-hour daily transfer service
  • See the sights of Venice from a private motorboat

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What You Can Expect

Venice Marco Polo Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Venice Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Choose from two different options with this one-water private taxi service from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport to you hotel. With meet and greet service, a representative will greet you at the airport arrival terminal and escort you to the pier, where you’ll board a private motorboat. With the full-service option, a representative will stay with you from the arrival terminal all the way to the door of your hotel. 

Once you hop aboard your comfortable motorboat, relax and enjoy the spectacular ride. As not all Venice hotels have a private water taxi stop, the driver will let you off at the closest available stop. 

Motorboats can accommodate up to six people and six pieces of luggage. Transfer service is available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. Please provide flight and hotel details when making your booking. You’ll receive immediate confirmation and a voucher to present to the transfer representative. Please call the number on your voucher between 24 and 48 hours prior to your arrival to confirm your transfer.

Price is per person, based on six adults per motorboat.

Please note: Guests staying at Venice’s Hotel Marriott (Isola delle Rose) will need to pay a surcharge of €20 at the time of service due to the hotel’s more distant location. This transfer service is not available to Mestre hotels.

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Customer Reviews

Monika G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Everything went very smoothly so far so good


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wow what a great way to arrive in Venice, from the moment we arrived we were greeted by a rep and taken to the water taxi. We couldn't have asked for a better start to the holiday!

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Do this, pamper yourself and spend the money! Getting off a long plane ride from the states dead tired it was great to see a sign with our name on it when leaving baggage claim. They pamper you from then on, never had to touch our luggage again until we were in our hotel room! The private tour spends time winding through the canals of VENCIE ON THE WAY TO YOUR HOTEL AND OUR GUIDE SPOKE EXCELLENT ENGLISH. She talked us through a bit of venican history and helped us plan our free time in Venice. Spend the money, do this for yourself!

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We booked this escorted private transfer because we were arriving in the evening and didn't want to waste time sorting out a boat or relish finding our hotel in the dark. I thought, intially, that it was expensive, but it was worth every penny. It took all the grief out of arranging transport from the airport, and we'd never have found our hotel in the time it took our escort, Sara, to get us there. We didn't book a return trip as we didn't need it with the whole day to spare - we took a leisurely ride back on the vaporetto - but would recommend the private, escorted service on arrival to anyone, and would definitely use it again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

5 star service

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Outstanding service from airport to hotel. Guide handled every aspect of the trip and gave us a great intro to Venice on our trip to the hotel. Winding through the grand canal and small side canals made for great expectations for our stay in Venice. Perhaps a bit pricey, but for the special handling after a very long plane flight, like the commercial says priceless.

Kerry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was well worth the experience. A great way to find your way from the airport to your hotel. Our guide spoke excellent English and was very friendly and helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Guide was waiting for us as we exited customs and stayed with us until our arrival to the hotel. Pointed out highlights as we made our way to the hotel.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

all went to plan and lovely gentleman who escorted us to the boat

Bryan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Perfect Transfers!!!!!! Every step of the way planned and executed!

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