Book a shared Venice Link arrival transfer from Marco Polo Airport to your Venice hotel, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective boat transfer that’s available through the week.
Arrival transfer by Venice Airport Link from Venice Marco Polo Airport
Stress-free arrival in Venice
Pre-paid shared transfer from Venice airport to a choice of boat stops
Stops include San Marco, Rialto and Piazzale Roma
Alight at the most convenient stop for your Venice hotel
Getting from Venice Marco Polo Airport to your hotel or private residence can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. This convenient boat transfer (for a minimum of two people) takes all the hassle out of renting a car or paying for a taxi boat after a flight. Just enter your details when you book, and your shared transfer is confirmed instantly. When you land, show your voucher to the driver and hop inside the boat. Where possible, the boat will alter its route to allow you to get off at the nearest stop to your hotel. Read the Itinerary for a list of stops. Please note: As this is a shared transfer service, there may be a wait of up to 30 minutes before you board.
Boat stops: • Piazzale Roma • Carlton • Sabbioni • S.S. Apostoli • Rialto • San Vio, Trinita • S.Marco, S.Zaccaria • S.Maria Elisabetta • Sant'Angelo and Hotel Dei Dogi (for guests staying in this hotel, Residenza Cannaregio or Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente)
Found desk 71 very easily and waited for about 15 minutes before going down to the pier with the other passengers. Only 5 people on the transfer so plenty of room and everyone was able to stand a view/photograph the amazing palazzo along the grand Canal.
Highly recommend. Much cheaper than a private transfer and much faster than the Allilagona waterbus.
A speedy stress free way to get from the airport to your hotel, excellent service your given a desk number in the arrivals lounge here they give you boat and pier number along with a map showing where you will be drop and the short walk to you hotel a great way to arrive in Venice would highly recommend!!
Our water taxi driver was sooooo fast, and hit waves at such a high speed that by the time we got to our hotel our luggage and carry-ons were completely soaked with water. There was another family with us whose children were sitting outside in the back and were soaked with water that had come over the sides of the boat when we hit big waves.
The descriptions and reviews were all pretty accurate. Once you arrive in Venice, you walk a good distance to the water taxi. With luggage and the heat, it can be a bit much. I traveled with my elderly parents and we each had a large suitcase and carry-on. The sidewalk is cobblestone so it makes dragging the luggage difficult. I didn't see any porters to hire, and the water taxi company does not assist you. Once we got to the water taxi terminal, the boat driver helps you on board. It's amazing how many people and luggage they get on board. Overall, I recommend this as a fun and affordable way to arrive in Venice, even with the long walk to the water taxi. Note: once you arrive at your stop, most the water taxi ports in Venice have porters for hire to assist you with your luggage to your hotel. It was €40 at the San Marco stop. Pricey but worth it. Cash only.
I booked this airport transfer thinking that it was going to be a special way to arrive in Venice but I was disappointed. We had to wait at the transfer booth for over 30minutes before sent off to find the boat gates. The boat driver was rude and not friendly at all. He ordered four families to enter the small boat. It was a very tight and hot ride and we could barely see anything under the covered roof. The driver drove sharply and head on to the waves, so it was a very bumpy ride. I do not recommend this ride at all.
Best Value Water Taxi Service to Hotel's Doorstep In Venice, Italy
Granted you are paying roughly $40 per person for a one way shuttle to Venice, but it's well worth it for curb side drop off at your local Hotel. Believe me, it's HOT in Venice during June thru August. The last thing you want to be doing is be hauling heavy luggage over crowded walking bridges with steps and dealing with public transit. And yes, you may be sharing a boat ride with 8 other strangers/passengers, but the experience of arriving in Venice by a small chatter boat is so worth it. Make new friends on the ride in. It can take roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach your destination, depending on path traveled. We were last to exit, but we got a free tour of the Grand Canal and all the landmarks from a far. Absolutely beautiful. Have camera in hand.
You will soon realize that it's a fairly long trek to reach the boat launch at the airport, but there are several tandem moving sidewalks to assist. Also the waters can be a bit choppy at times and the boat may slam into opposing waves, so take these into consideration. Some may experience after spray and the windblown look is in style. So let loose. Most shuttle boats do have internal seating for those wishing to remain out of the sun and wind. Long cushioned bench seats are available, along with LOW ceilings. Hat removal is recommended, but not tops. And truth be known, tips are appreciated by the driver, who will assist you in getting on & off the boat, along with your HEAVY luggage and carry-ons.
Now on the return trip to the airport, you may find yourself at a loss. People depart at different times, so it's hard for Water Taxi's to fill a small chatter boat. The best option is for you to find other's to share the expense, which typically runs $130 for a "Private" Water Taxi. Key word being... "Private". Now the number of commuters is at your discretion, 2 to 10 people max I think. I hear ya... $130 for a one way ticket out of town???
But consider this. There's a very good chance that you will leave Venice heavier than you arrived. You know those little trinkets and dirty laundry add up in weight. By the time you spend the Public Transit "Get out-of-town" rates and paying for a porter (watch for scammers), you're now within the price of securing a "Private" Water Taxi. Ask the front desk to hook you up. Ding, ding, ding.
One last piece of advice... The vacation was great and not so relaxing, but don't forget to Check-In with your airline.
Had to wait about 45 minutes in airport to be told to head toward water taxi area. Got on water taxi with ten other people. Waited on the water taxi more than 15 minutes before driver started moving. Driver did not organize the bags according to who got off first. Even though he asked before loading. Our experience hopefully was just an isolated incident.